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Princes' Islands of Istanbul

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Istanbul Princes' Islands

The Princes' Islands is the common name for the nine islands in the southeast of Istanbul where residents of Istanbul go to relax, especially during the hot summer months. Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada and Burgazada are the largest of the Princes' Islands.

Princes' Islands

Istanbul Princes' Islands are one of the best choices for people to escape the crowds of the city, you only need to choose an island and board a ferry. With wonderful Princes' Islands, Istanbul is a breath taking place to visit.

Princes' Islands are a group of nine islands off the Asian coast of Istanbul. The names of the islands are Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada, Sedefadasi, Silivriada, Yassiada, Kasik, and Tavsan.

It is possible to travel from one island to another quickly, and to visit a few of the islands in a single day. There are several buildings dating back to the Byzantine period on these islands, which were used as places of exile. Only bicycles and horse drawn carriages are used for transportation on all four of the islands, in which no automobiles are allowed.

Bike Tour on the Islands

Once you are on the island you can stroll or bike through the streets where beautiful wooden mansions and gardens line the way as views of the distant city spread out before you. You can sip tea by the water or watch waves crash on rocky shores from windy hill tops.

Princes' Islands Beaches

Easy to get with an enjoyable ferry ride along the Bosphorus, Princes' Islands include some nice beaches suitable for swimming.

Surrounded by the cleanest waters of the Marmara Sea, five islands, namely Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada and Sedefada feature beautiful beaches. Admission is with ticket.

How to Get There

The Princes' Islands can be visited by either taking a ferry or a sea bus from Eminonu, Kabatas, Kadikoy, or Bostanci.

Princes' Islands, Turkey

Princes' Islands, Istanbul