Princess Is­lands.

LUXE City Guides - Istanbul - - Activities -

Quiet heaven of 9 is­lands in the Mar­mara Sea only one hour from Istanbul. You can visit 4 of them, no cars al­lowed, but rental bikes or horse-drawn car­riages are avail­able near the ferry land­ing. The largest, Büyükada, has been a sum­mer re­treat for the wealthy for cen­turies with many monas­ter­ies and gorge old water­side man­sions. Hey­be­li­ada is pop­u­lar for picnics and strolls, while Sedef is ul­tra ex­clu­sive and only reach­able by pri­vate ves­sel (see V. Use­ful/Turis­tam­bul). Fer­ries leave from Sirkeci and Ka­batas(¸Euro side) and Bostanci (Asian side).

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