Full-Day Princes Island Tour will tell you the history of these places, we will try to cover the main attractions in one day.
The Turkish name for the Princes’ Islands is Adalar, the farthest island is Buyukada. Now, even if you wish, you will find it very difficult to find hotels free for booking. Bookings on the Princes’ Islands are closed until the summer by local residents.
About the Full-Day Princes Island Tour
Quick reference of Princes’ Island:
It is an archipelago in the Sea of Marmara and consists of 9 islands.
It is one of the districts of Istanbul.
Distance from Istanbul – 20 km.
Transport – ferry, boat, yachts, ship.
Istanbul is a visiting card of Turkey and if you have not been to Istanbul, then you have not seen the real colorful Turkey.
And one of the visiting cards of Istanbul, in addition to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi and Suleimani, are the Princes’ Islands.
And if you haven’t visited them, then you haven’t seen the real Istanbul.
The princes’ islands in Istanbul still hold echoes of Greek, Armenian, Jewish and Muslim cultures to this day.
We draw your attention to the fact that shoes should be comfortable, as there is no car traffic and public transport on the islands, and we will walk a lot. Those who wish can ride on horse-drawn carts or bicycles.
Full-Day Princes Island Tour includes lunch on the ship on the way between the islands.
During the Full-Day Princes Island Tour, from our guides you will learn what only the locals know.
For example, the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, whom we love to quote so much when describing our excursions, writes his books on Adalar. Or that the summer sessions of Freemasons also take place in the Princes’ Islands.
The princely islands in Istanbul are an original other Turkey, you have not seen it like this.
On Full-Day Princes Island Tour we want to convey the atmosphere of the archipelago – silence, peace, solitude. Each of the nine islands exudes immobility and nobility. We will not have time to visit each of them in one day, but we promise pleasant impressions and an unusual look at Adalar.
As the first island we chose the closest one – Heybeliada (also known as Halki). A feature of the island is the Orthodox Holy Trinity Monastery founded in the 9th century.
The aroma of coniferous trees, hilly streets, monastery wine and a measured pace of life. This is the second largest island. In Soviet times, Leon Trotsky was sent into exile in Buyukada; the house in which he lived changed hands, fires constantly broke out in it and never received the status of a museum.
A feature of the island are a large number of attractions:
- Prinkipo Orthodox Orphanage (considered the largest wooden building in Europe)
- Greek Orthodox Churches of Panagia and Saint Demetrius
- Franciscan Church of San Pacifico
- Armenian Church Surb Astvazadzin Verapolium
- Greek Orthodox monasteries of Agios Georgios Koudonas and Sotiros Christou.
Full-Day Princes Island Tour includes a transfer from the following hotels in the city districts:
- Besiktas 07.45
- Nisanatasi 08.00
- Taksim 08.15
- Tepebasi 08.00
- Aksaray 08.00
- Topkapi 07.45
- Laleli beyazit 08.15
- S.ahmet 08.00
- Sirkeci 08.25
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Princes Islands Tour costs for one person 35€.
What is included in the price of the Princes Islands Tour:
- Transfers from / to the hotel
- Electric car tickets
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