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My first visit of an island in Istanbul

Istanbul has many islands (in English: Princess Islands) and almost at every island, you can rent a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
maartenw2016
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Ghent, Belgium
Fancy a nice beach near Istanbul...?

The first of the small islands close to Istanbul is worth a visit. You can get here in 45 minutes... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Mogeltoft
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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One of the inhabited Princes' Islands where cars are not allowed and Istanbul residents maintain their summer homes.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice beach” (2 reviews)
“beach chair” (2 reviews)
“kebab” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Istanbul has many islands (in English: Princess Islands) and almost at every island, you can rent a bike to have a good view and pleasant journey. Then go for a drink - with calamares, or as we did, kebab and köfte - and enjoy! Such...More

1  Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The first of the small islands close to Istanbul is worth a visit. You can get here in 45 minutes- and when you get off the boat you'll immediately start enjoying the quiet, ambient atmosphere. You can rent bikes and ride round the island in...More

1  Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I have been there,,, It was very nice,,, you can find nice beach and good foods around... You should go top of mountain and watch beautiful island... Also bicycle is not bad😄

2  Thank Sinan Y
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very pleasant swimming day, closed of Istanbul, very kind people in this Island. Much more family island, less touristic place , with many armenian inhabitants.

Thank Imothep1290
Reviewed 5 September 2015

After a long scenic boat ride from Istanbul, we were ready to do some exploring. This island has a gorgeous pebbly beach with the clearest water. The views are incredible. We went for a little paddle, but the water was quite cold, so, wrenching ourselves...More

2  Thank Kayyy89
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

On our way back from Burgazada we decided to stop here. We noticed immediately there was a lot more hustle and bustle compared to The first stop. We combed the island for a swimming costume for me (so don't forget yours!) the average price was...More

Thank Shannah44
Reviewed 22 March 2015

last summer, I visited Istanbul and from there, I took a ship to get there, this island is very pretty with blue sky, nice weather and ideal for sunbathe! You can also swim there for free.

6  Thank Great D
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love this island. It's where my father's side comes from. The back of the island is named after my uncle, who spearheaded forest and wildlife conservation. The island has some amazing restaurants, beautiful day clubs by the beach, rolling hills, cute shops, and friendly...More

4  Thank Lia P
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great weather, waters, even though there are not too many places to go to the water in Istanbul anymore. We sticked with the pool. The Conrad Hotel was the best! Side seeing and food!

1  Thank Haygan
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Very easy to reach at the island by boats departing from Bostancı pier in Kadıköy of Asian side,this small island has many things to offer,like nice beaches with always light breeze,small restaurants and cafes to cater all yr needs at different price categories,lots of small...More

3  Thank junior1907
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