Top 8 Things to do in Buyukada, Princes' Islands

Büyükada (meaning "Big Island" in Turkish; Greek: Πρίγκηπος or Πρίγκιπος, rendered Prinkipos or Prinkipo; and alternatively Πρίγκηψ or Πρίγκιψ meaning "Prince" or "Foremost") is the largest of the nine so-called Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, with an area of about 2 square miles (5 km). It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar (Islands) district of Istanbul Province, Turkey.

1. Aya Yorgi Church

Buyukada-Nizam Mahallesi, Turkey Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
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4.5 based on 343 reviews

Aya Yorgi Church

Reviewed By Coryy20 - Port of Spain, TrinidadPort of Spain, Trinidad

Unexpected surprise

After arriving on this small and beautiful island i decided walk around a bit.. took an uphill climb and discovered this lovely and quaint church. Didnt expect to see a church here but was pleasantly surprise. At this site you can get a better view over l

2. Buyukada Tabiat Parki

06510, Turkey Nature & Parks, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Buyukada Tabiat Parki

Reviewed By Cristina2014CI - Bucharest, RomaniaBucharest, Romania

Very beautiful in spring!

We visited Buyukada Tabiat Parki in spring and it was amazing! Everything was green and the atmosphere was very nice.

3. Adalar Museum

23 Nisan Cad. No:14 D:1, Turkey Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Adalar Museum

Reviewed By Bengi_London - LondonLondon

Different Way of Seeing Princes' Islands

This museum should be one of the stops for the ones who visit Buyukada and also other Princes' Islands. You can learn more about the history, culture and islanders through diverse sections in the museum. Although there are some inadequacies about the disp

4. Buyukada Hesed Leavraam Synagogue

Pancur Sok. No:15, Turkey Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Excellent
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4 based on 77 reviews

Buyukada Hesed Leavraam Synagogue

Reviewed By clintonc536 - Somerset West, South AfricaSomerset West, South Africa

Visit to Prince's Island

What a wonderful experience. No cars, no traffic, no taxis. This is a wonderful Island. We travelled from Bitshikas to Prince's Island. The trip was phenomenal. This should be on any tourists itenary when travelling to Istanbul.We swam at one of the beach

5. Nakibey Plaj

Maden Naki Bey Cikmazi No:17, Turkey Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
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3.5 based on 87 reviews

Nakibey Plaj

Reviewed By travel1981ap - Tehran, IranTehran, Iran

Plaj

It quite and nice very good beach and safeI suggest this for you you must go kabatash from taksim with fonikolar metro and then you must go adalar with ship and arrive to buyukada then you must get second free ship to nakibey plaj and join it

6. Buyukada Rum Yetimhanesi

Turkey Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Buyukada Rum Yetimhanesi

Reviewed By Thorsten M

Second-largest Wooden Structure In The World

Although it is not possible (to my knowledge) to get onto the premises in a legal way, the view of this wooden complex is pretty impressive. It's a shame there's no good Information on the spot, and you can't go in and look around.

7. Eskibag plaji

Buyuk Tur Yolu Sokagi, Turkey Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
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3.5 based on 32 reviews

Eskibag plaji

Reviewed By danajoym - Lewisville, TexasLewisville, Texas

Good advice

My review is for the island itself. After getting off the ferry, on this island, my friend and I walked to the left, where there were a line of restaurants after which, a stretch of beach with large rocks. There wasn't any sand but there were some locals

8. SuSpa

23 Nisan Cad. Anadolu Kulubu No:44, Turkey Spas & Wellness
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4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By gjean2015 - Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey

Un dimanche à Büyükada

Prendre le bateau un dimanche à istabul et faire la traversée de 1h 30 sur la mer de Maramara longeant la ville d'Istanbul qui s'étend sur des dizaines de kilomètres , au soleil avec des familles populaires d'Istanbul, des bonimenteurs vendant de multiple

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