Recommendations for Those Who Want to Take a Princes' Islands Tour

Recommendations for Those Who Want to Take a Princes' Islands Tour

Islands, the pearl of Istanbul, is a magical world that captures the unique harmony of history and nature. Adalar district, which has popular locations such as Büyükada, Heybeliada and Kınalıada, almost caresses your soul with its fairy-tale beauties. If you desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and discover peace and tranquility, the Princes' Islands tour offers the experience that you are looking for. While strolling around the historic streets of the Islands during the tour, you can feel that time has stopped, you are resting your soul in the arms of nature and collecting unforgettable memories. Here are some recommendations for those who want to tour the Islands!


Biggest of the Princes' Islands: Büyükada

Büyükada, the largest island of the Princes' Islands, is the first destination for those who want to have a pleasant tour. In Büyükada, which is beautiful in every season, you can find many spots to explore, from historical buildings to beaches and hills.

When you first arrive on the island, you can start your tour by going to Aya Yorgi Church, one of the symbols of Büyükada. After climbing the slope to reach the church, you can enjoy watching the panoramic view of the island. After visiting the church, you can visit the historical Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage one of the largest wooden buildings in the world and watch Istanbul from the greenery hill. You can also visit the house where the famous writer Reşat Nuri Güntekin lived and the Adalar Museum, Istanbul's first contemporary city museum. You can have a pleasant meal by the sea in the historical atmosphere of the Büyükada Anadolu Club, which Atatürk visited during his visits to Büyükada. There are also eight beaches in Büyükada that you can visit to leave the tiredness of the day behind.


The Island That Resembles Heybe: Heybeliada

Known as Heybeliada because it looks like a Heybe that is lying on the ground, the island is the second largest island of the Princes' Islands. Always dazzling with its natural beauty and attractiveness, Heybeliada is surrounded by magnificent bays on every side and the island is lush. The island, which is rich in natural vegetation, is home to the Heybeliada Sanatorium, also known as Turkey's first pandemic hospital.

One of the structures that has an important place in the history of the island is the Halki Seminary, which trains clergy for Orthodox Christians. After leaving here, you can continue from the lower part of the Ümit Tepesi and after a pleasant walk of about 20 minutes, you can come to the Terk-i Dünya Monastery, the home of a monk who left the blessings of the world. After leaving the church, you can go along the coast and see Pine Harbor Bay, one of the hidden paradises of Istanbul and its big beach. If you continue the road to Pine Harbor Bay, you will reach Refah Şehitleri Street, where the historical mansions are located. At the end of the street, you will see Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Mansion. In the mansion, which has been turned into a museum, you can see the traces of the literary personality of the famous author, as well as his personal belongings that he made with his own hands.


The closest Island to Istanbul: Kınalıada

Kınalıada, which is the closest island to Istanbul, has a mysterious beauty that reflects the magnificent harmony of history and nature. This small island, also known as Proti, is a magical escape point where you will find peace in the arms of time. It took the name Kınalıada because it took on a reddish tone during the times when it was covered with maquis. The island, which has three different hills such as Çınar Hill, Teşvikiye Hill, and Manastır Hill, has almost no wooded areas due to its rocky structure.

Located on Kınalıada, Ayazma Beach is one of the ideal places where you can both feel the peaceful atmosphere of the island and swim in the sea. Gregorian Church, Hiristos Greek Monastery, Sirakyan Twin Houses, and historical mansions are the most important places witnessing the rich history of the island.

For those who want to explore the magical atmosphere of the island by walking, we should remind you that this trip can take about 2 hours due to the slopes and steep roads. But rest assured, the impressive landscapes and natural riches of the island are worth this laborious journey.


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ELITEWORLD Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı serves its guests in the best way with its restaurant and bar areas that are decorated with different designs and concepts, luxury rooms and meeting and organization halls in sizes that are suitable for every use. During your stay at ELITEWORLD Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı, you can plan a mini trip to the Islands and relax at the end of the day at Fit Life Spa & Health Center. You can make a reservation for an unforgettable accommodation experience at ELITEWORLD Grand İstanbul Küçükyalı right away!