Akçakoca, once a popular tourist attraction centre, is nicknamed a pearl of the Black Sea. Though neglected, but not forgotten, it is preferred by many people who are looking for a different vacation spot rather than the regular ones.
Akçakoca, located 200 km to the East of Istanbul, is a small town and district of the Düzce Province in the Black Sea region (Western Karadeniz region) of Turkey. Akçakoca is the regional center of hazelnut cultivation.
Akçakoca was once known as Diapolis or Dia during the Roman era; however, the town was named ‘Akçakoca’ after a Turkish chieftain AkçaKoca (Whitebeard), a companion of Sultan Osman I (Founder of the Ottoman Empire), who captured and ruled this area in the early 14th century. The town houses a statue in his honor on the waterfront of the Akçakoca Central Mosque grounds, along with the statues of Sultan Osman I and Konuralp from the near settlement of the same name.
Located at the West Black sea’s coast line, Akçakoca enjoys warm and clear summers and cold and cloudy winters. With a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year, the town enjoys a lot of rain, even in the driest month.
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|Languages Spoken||Turkish, Georgian, Laz language, Circassian|
|Currency Used||Turkish lira, Euro|