Nine islands, five of them are populated, lie 20 km off shore in the Sea of Marmara. With this trip you will disembark at Buyukada which is the biggest and most popular of this island chain. It was a place of exile you want to escape from, now is a popular destination you want to escape to. But, nowadays it is as crowded as Istanbul itself, especially between May and October. On the island, you will hear nothing but bicycle bells, horse-drawn carriages and human voice. Because, all motorized vehicles are banned. You’ll find yourself walking through untouched forests and riding through streets surrounded by wooden cottages and mansions. It’s definitely worth sacrificing one day or extending your stay in Istanbul one more day to TOUCH THE EARTH on any tip of this outlying island.
Are there any island lovers there? If your answer is yes, we have Princes’ Island (Buyukada) for you. We hope you have one more day for this trip or it is worth delaying your travel back home.