“It looks like a very peaceful place to stay and relax. Looking at the lifest<x>yle of the residents, you may assume that they are very accommodating and hospitable. . . You will gonna enjoy walking because of the different kinds of house architectures from Greek, old/wooden houses, modern and Mediterranean st<x>yles. ...Marife G., United Arab Emirates – See more reviews
What To Expect
Buyukada, literally "Big Island" in Turkish, is the original Princes' Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes' Islands. Buyukada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period.
During the Byzantium history the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the Emperor. It was Buyukada where the Byzantine empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Buyukada.
After meeting with your guide, take the regular cruise boat to the island to see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more.
Boat ticket (round trip)
45-minute phaeton ride
Tips and gratuities
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
This tour has a 4 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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