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Fouilltes de Sagalassos
IstanbulExcursionPRINCES' ISLANDS Reservation
PRINCES' ISLANDS City : Istanbul
Start Time : 08:30 / 09:00
Departure Day : Daily   
a relaxing day ...
CategoryDeparture Date(s)Per Person
1 - 2 pers.Daily Departure - From Jan.01.2019 to Dec.31.2019167
3 - 4 pers.Daily Departure - From Jan.01.2019 to Dec.31.2019136
General Features
In Byzantine times a number of monasteries where built on these pine covered islands. The name "Princes" comes from the princes pretenders to the throne who were sent here in exile. Turkish people began to settle on these islands at the end of the 19th century. The steamboats facilitated access to the islands, and the population started to increase rapidly when schools and hotels were built. In 1929 Leon Trotsky, who was granted asylum by Turkey, spent four years on Buyukada.

Minimum 2 passengers required
Tour Program
Visit the peaceful and scenic Princes' Islands for a relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. They are only a scenic ferry ride away from the main ferry terminal in the historic part of Istanbul. As there is no motor traffic on the Islands, the only transport being horse and cart, they are incredibly peaceful. During the Byzantine period, princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands, and later members of the Ottoman sultans family were exiled there too, lending the islands their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. Beginning with the 19th century the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul's wealthy and still continues to be so. Victorian era cottages and houses are authentically preserved in all their architectural beauty on the islands. Although all of them offer something special and worth seeing, the largest, Buyukada, has the best examples.


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