Thanks to their fabulous location and nature, the Princes’ Islands are no doubt among the unparalleled beauties of Istanbul! The Princes’ Islands are frequently visited by the residents of Istanbul as they are very close to the city, and boast many beauties to see and activities to do especially in spring and summer. As we are nearing the end of winter, we are sure that many people are awaiting a sunny day for a visit to the Princes’ Islands! But we didn’t want to leave it to the last minute and listed the must-do activities in a trip to the Princes’ Islands. Here are 6 pleasant activities you must do on the Princes’ Islands...
1. Enjoy a nice island breakfast
Whichever of the Princes’ Islands you visit, the first thing you must do is to enjoy a nice island breakfast. You can eat your bagels and pastries while drinking a good cup of tea at tea gardens by the sea. You can also have your breakfast at historical patisseries or cute breakfast shops on whichever island you are.
2. Tour around the island by bike
Büyükada, the biggest one of the Princes’ Islands, is large enough to easily tour around by bike. Therefore, no matter on which island you are, you can easily cycle around the island and make your day enjoyable. With this bicycle tour, you will witness unique beauties of the island and also enliven your day.
3. Have a picnic or swim
One of the most pleasant activities on the Princes’ Islands is picnic. Because each one of the islands has picnic sites in green nature. Prepare your sandwiches and enjoy a day with your loved ones in one of these picnic sites - the best way to feel the nostalgia of the picnics you went for in your childhood.
4. See historical places and mansions
The Princes’ Islands are mostly famous for their fabulous mansions. Here, historical and colorful mansions make you forget about the high-rise Istanbul buildings. Moreover, most of the islands have historical places such as Greek schools. Take a walk by tracking the mansions and get inside the ones that are open for visitors during your trip to the islands.
5. Stroll through beautiful island streets
The first thing that comes to mind when one says island streets is no doubt those streets covered with colorful flowers and trees, as well as historical mansions. Because each one of the Princes’ Islands has such streets. So, you can discover the unparalleled beauty of island streets by taking a stroll during your trip to the Princes’ Islands.
6. Don’t fail to try the islands’ seafood
Another must-do activity on the Princes’ Islands is eating fish. The Princes’ Islands have lovely fish restaurants by the sea. Try one of them to enjoy seafood by the sea and take a look at Istanbul this time from this side.
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