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One of the best island by Istanbul

We visit Istanbul every summer and have day trips to the Prince islands. We love Burgazada the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TrWorldTraveler
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Bloomington, Indiana
via mobile
People who care about animals DONT GO HERE!!!!

We visited this Island on the 26th of June 2018. No cars are permitted on this island so tourists... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sophay2018
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank munther S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I can only say it is a thieves paradise. The moment you step on the boat the ferry operators look out for tourists so they can force sell down they necks anytime from tea to captain hats. Once you get to the island restaurants sell...More

9  Thank Ilm D
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I can't agree with the way this island is managed as high tourism destination. First, we had to endure the assaults of the sellers on the ferry. Captain and crew sell anything: clothes, kitchen stuff, toys etc. For the visit it's better to walk or...More

6  Thank Rebyac
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Different feel from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Nice seaside restaurants and shops. Beautiful nature. Did not visit until 3rd trip to turkey. Plan on going back again this year.

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up every summer in burgazada from the year I was born and I still love it. There is something about the island and locals that draw me to it. I've spent most of days at the swimming club full of bright personalitys since...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Istanbul has many islands (in English: Princess Islands) and almost at every island, rent a bike to have a good view and pleasant journey. Then go for a drink - with calamares, or dondurma (ice cream: Dondurmacı Yusuf) - and enjoy! Such beautiful sights, beaches,...More

2  Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I went to Burgazada Island on a wednesday afternoon and didnt even stay there for an hour as there was not anything to do except cafe and horse cart ride

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sofia013
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.
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Asal K
21 August 2017|
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Response from Nesligul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem at all. Enjoy the nature, cafes and restaurants with your baby.
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