Riva (also called Çayağzı) is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Beykoz, Istanbul Province, Turkey.[1] Its population is 2,885 (2022).[2] This place is the filming location of the Turkish TV show hit called Diriliş: Ertuğrul and its sequel Kuruluş: Osman. It is a coastal village in the Anatolian part of Greater Istanbul, situated between Anadolu Feneri and Şile. [3] Çayağzı creek flows to Black Sea with in the village and there is a wide beach to the west of the creek. The distance to Beykoz center is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi). Before the First World War, majority of the village population was composed of Greeks. But after the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s, Greeks left the village and Turks from the Black Sea region settled in the village.

Riva is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Riva is located in Istanbul
Riva (Istanbul)
Coordinates: 41°13′28″N 29°13′08″E / 41.22444°N 29.21889°E / 41.22444; 29.21889
15 m (49 ft)
Time zoneTRT (UTC+3)
Postal code
Area code0216

Although a part of Greater Istanbul, the village still keeps some rural features. The Byzantine era Riva Castle sits on a hill where the Riva Stream (also known as the Rheba or Live Stream) meets the Black Sea.

The headquarters of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) is located in Riva.[4]

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  1. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  3. ^ Vacation quide (in Turkish)
  4. ^ "New Headquarter for TFF". Turkish Football Federation. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2023.