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A pleasant day out

Take the ferry for less than 6 lira and enjoy a nice hour's boat trip to the Princes Islands... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
A Lovely trip to Princess Island (Buyukada)

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This island off the coast of Istanbul is part of the Princes Islands group and was the home of famed Turkish writer Sait Faik who died in 1954.
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I went island hopping for a day on my 6 day trip to Istanbul and absolutely loved my experience! Definitely recommend checking out the islands, transport is easy to use and the views are magnificent. I've written a bit more about it on my blog...More

7  Thank Kayyy89
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. We took one of these romaticized carriage rides with my family. First of all, there is nothing romantic about it. The square where the horses line up like taxis (packed so closely that they...More

23  Thank MAK_20142014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry - I couldn't find this one in their search location drop down. Date of visit: Sep-6-2018 Family : Me + my wife and 4 and 6 years old We took M2 from Sishane to Taksim. Taksim take F2 to Kabatas We took TRAM T2...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this island for more than thirty years. I used to spend summers here with my husband family that for many generations made this their summer home. The island inhabitants all know each other. The children bond and play on the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful island which took us over an hour on the boat. Transportation on the island is by bicycle and horse drawn carriage. We went around the island by horse and carriage ans enjoyed the beautiful scenery There are shops and restaurants on the island.

2  Thank aysha1973
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Burgazada is perfect place for those who loves silent, calm and more conversational holiday. Me and my girlfriend love prince islands but crowd and noise there is always a problem. Burgazada is great for who like island atmosphere, Aegean night culture, food and sea. Two...More

Thank cem u
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Overcrowded. National Park is littered with plastic bottles. Horses terribly treated - dehydrated and overworked. Some were obviously sick and in pain but still made to go around the island. It’s disgusting.

2  Thank Maryam A
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We went there for dinner. There are many restaurants at the shore. You can choose any one of them and had dinner with a beautiful view.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We visit Istanbul every summer and have day trips to the Prince islands. We love Burgazada the best. All these islands residents are mainly from different minority groups. Mostly Turkish Rum ( Greek Orthodox ) are resided here, which makes it unique do to the...More

2  Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We visited this Island on the 26th of June 2018. No cars are permitted on this island so tourists either rent bicycles or go for a horse drawn cart ride around the island. We rented bicycles and completed a +/- 12km lap of the island...More

9  Thank sophay2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Take the ferry for less than 6 lira and enjoy a nice hour's boat trip to the Princes Islands. Lots of trees, walks, swimming beach.

2  Thank jzdparis
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

It’s not whourth it to visit it, they should replace the name of this island to shi... island, my family almost passed out from the smells of the horses shi..., the people over there not humans, they worship only money, they respect white American or...More

2  Thank munther S
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Yasmin G
1 July 2018|
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Response from Nora D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the top of the island there is a beach and you can also access from the some side streets. Most people belong to clubs and enter the water from there. There are two clubs and sometimes they allow guests for a modest... More
5 October 2017|
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Response from maartenw2016 | Reviewed this property |
Just take one of the IDO ships - the closest and cheapest you will find at Bostanci and they go to different islands.
21 August 2017|
Response from NesligulD | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem at all. Enjoy the nature, cafes and restaurants with your baby.