The Princes’ Islands are a cluster of 9 islands southeast of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara. Princes’ Island tour is a wonderful option for travelers and for those who likes to escape from Istanbul’s metropolitan crowd by a relaxing ferryboat trip. Travel spots at Princes’ Islands:
Duration: 9 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.
Professional guided tour in English.
Pick-up and Drop – off Services is subject to extra payment.
Aya Yorgi Church – Buyukada
You have to climb a serious slope to reach this Church, which was built in 1751 in Büyükada. The church, which is one of the two pilgrimage points for the Orthodox, is 204 meters above sea level.
Hizir Ilyas Hill – Buyukada
If you don't mind walking the slopes, another magnificent view alternative on Büyükada is Hızır İlyas Hill. It is quite far from the crowd and calm compared to Aya Yorgi. Adakule, the fire tower on Hızır İlyas Hill, is open to visitors. The view of the tower dominates most of the Marmara Sea. Tower; It has been restored in such a way that you can do bird watching or even get permission to hold a meeting.
Buyukada Greek Orphanage – Buyukada
The building, which is located on Manastır Hill and was completed to be a hotel in 1899 and used for many purposes, especially an orphanage, has not been used for many years. The biggest feature of the building is that it is the largest wooden building in Europe and the second largest in the world.
Greek Orthodox Seminary – Heybeliada
The school, which was established in Heybeliada in 1844, is located on Ümit Hill in the northwest of the island. Discussions about whether to reopen the school, which was closed in 1971 and one of the first schools in this field, still continue.
Heybeliada Mill (Değirmen) Hill – Heybeliada
The hill, named after the old windmill located there, is also called Değirmen Burnu or Lovers Hill. The view of Değirmen Tepesi, one of the four hills of the island, is no less than the others. You can watch Istanbul from all lengths.
Aya Yani Church – Burgazada
The first church on the site of this church was built by Empress Theodora, the wife of Emperor Teophilos (829-842), over the cell where the famous clergyman Methodius, who was exiled to Burgazada, was imprisoned. Today's church, built in 1899, has an enormous woodwork.
Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum – Burgazada
You can visit Sait Faik's house in Burgazadası, which was converted into a museum after his death, free of charge. Founded in 1959, the museum also played a leading role in this field.
Bayrak Tepe – Burgazada
You can take a quiet and calm break by climbing the only hill of the island, which brings the Sea of Marmara under your feet.