Discover Turkey and most popular islands
There are lots of islands that you will find in the Turkish seas. Gokceada, Bozcaada, Cunda, Princes' Islands are among the 7 world renowned and most popular holiday islands in Turkey. Come and enjoy the beautiful Turkish islands.
Bozcaada, which is the third largest and beautiful island of Turkey, is famous for its windmills and vineyards, lovely houses, impressive historic monuments from different periods and attractive beaches with crystal clear waters.
Located at the northwest of Aegean Sea, Gokceada is known with its own specific geographical conditions and protected, untouched natural resources. Gokceada, which is the largest island of Turkey, is referred as the island of the Sea God Poseidonin Homer's epic the Iliad.
Cunda Island, also known as Alibey Island is a typical Aegean resort town, one of the most beautiful islands in Turkey. Cunda Island is waiting for visitors to fascinate with its spirit reflecting the common culture of Aegean.
During the summer months, the Princes' Islands are popular destinations for day trips from Istanbul. As there is no traffic on the islands, the only transport being horse and cart, they are incredibly peaceful compared with the city of Istanbul. It is possible to access Buyukada with continuous trips on the ferryboats of the maritime operations from the Sirkeci coast of Istanbul to the Princes' Islands.
Buyukada Island: Buyukada is the largest of the Princes' Islands, also the farthest from Istanbul, welcomes its visitors with a very enjoyable atmosphere, with its historical pier, large bazaar square and famous fish restaurants.
Heybeliada Island: Heybeliada is the second largest and the most green of the Princes' Islands in Istanbul both from the view point of its population and its surface area. As on all the islands, you can hire bikes to travel around or take a horse drawn carriage.
Burgazada Island: Burgazada is the third largest of the Princes' Islands near Istanbul. Sleepy, peaceful Burgazada is the ideal location to escape the noise and traffic for a just few hours or a full day trip.
Kinaliada Island: Kinaliada is the fourth largest of the Princes' Islands and also closest island to the European and Asian side of Istanbul, about 12 km to the south, named because of the colour of its earth.