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Dalia Beach in Kilyos
Kilyos shores during twilight

Kilyos, also Kumköy, is a village located in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey.[1] It is also a well-known seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of the European side of Istanbul Province, famous for its beaches.[2]

Places to see[edit]

There is a 14th-century Genoese castle in the village, which was restored during the era of the Ottoman sultan Mahmud II, but it is not publicly accessible since it is located in the military zone.[2] A historical cistern, eight cannons, and a 26-meter-high monumental plane tree are also spectacular within the castle area.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Şile, another seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of the Asian side of Istanbul.


  1. ^ "Villages and their headmen in the Sarıyer district" (in Turkish). Governorship of Sarıyer, Istanbul. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Jane (1998). Imperial Istanbul. I.B. Tauris. pp. 244–245. ISBN 978-1-86064-249-4. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  3. ^ "General information on Kilyos" (in Turkish). Governorship of Istanbul. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-01.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kilyos at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°14′57″N 29°02′15″E / 41.24917°N 29.03750°E / 41.24917; 29.03750