On the Anatolian side of Istanbul, when you turn your direction to the Northeast, you will encounter the inviting District of Şile on the Black Sea coast. The district promises a friendly atmosphere from its entrance, and when you turn your direction to the coastline, you will notice the historic Şile Castle on a rocky area.
Şile Castle, which is a rare structure, is among the important watchtowers built in ancient times in the Black Sea. It was built by the Genoese Republic, or better known as the Genoese, who were born on the Italian coast and established trade-oriented colonies in many coastal towns. It is recorded that it was captured by the Ottomans in 1396.
The Şile Castle is located on an area of about 100 square meters. It is a four-floor castle and its height is 12 meters. The first floor was used as a storage for food and the other three floors were used by soldiers. Hundreds of years left behind also caused this strategic Castle neglected.
Finally, the castle, which underwent an extensive restoration in 2015, today stands out for its interesting architecture. You can come to the castle by boats and enjoy the view. The structure, which has maintained its importance for many years with its strategic location, where it can be seen from the ships approaching the Bosphorus from the Black Sea, today offers a touristic function.