The villages of Şila and Agwa are located approximately two hours from the Turkish city of Istanbul. Despite their distance from the city center, they are administratively affiliated with Istanbul Governorate. The two villages overlook the Black Sea, and are distinguished by their golden coasts, whose sands are caressed by the clear blue waves of the Black Sea, and by high mountains covered with dense trees.
Chila and Agua is a small town with enchanting natural beauty and a mild and pleasant climate in all seasons of the year. In addition to containing historical sites and buildings built in different eras, such as its large naval lighthouse, churches, and the remains of ancient castles that were established in previous eras on the shores of the Black Sea. Which makes the villages of Sheila and Agua a distinctive summer vacation spot and a good choice to spend a beautiful day with family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The city of Shela is one of the most beautiful maritime villages in Istanbul and has an ancient history, as some historical sources mention that the city was a refuge for Christians fleeing the oppression of Rome, who took refuge in its mountain caves to escape Roman persecution against them. The village has been known throughout the ages by several different names, including Sheila Wharton, Fili, and Kalia.