Princes’ Islands Information
There are a total of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara not far from the city of Istanbul, known as the Princes’ Islands, as they served as the place of exile for disgraced prince’s in days gone by.
Only four of the nine are inhabited – Kinaliada, Burgazada, Heybeliada and Buyukada. However most are in fact ‘summer houses’, used seasonally by some of Istanbul’s wealthier inhabitants. As the use of cars, trucks or motorcycles are banned here, the only vehicles to be seen are bicycles or horse and carriages – the most pleasant way of touring the island.
It is now possible to explore all the islands, from Sedef Adasi to Buyukada with a Princes’s Islands by Private Yacht Tour, suited to families with children, couples or small groups who wish to swim in idyllic coves and hidden bays, go fishing, explore the islands or dine on a typical island lunch served aboard as a relaxing escape from the city and the crowd.
Architect / Style: Victorian, Ottoman, Turkish Open Days: Every day. Recommended Princes’ Islands Tour
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