A trip to Princess Island Tour From Istanbul is a real paradise near Istanbul. Everything here is imbued with the spirit of adventure. Modest streets, small original shops, hospitable residents, stunning panoramic views of Istanbul itself. Here you will enjoy Istanbul in a new way!
To get to the Princes’ Islands, you must cross the Golden Horn. Unlike the raging life of vigilant Istanbul, life on the Princes’ Islands proceeds in its own measured way. The islands are connected to the mainland by a ferry service – and you will find not only a walk along the peaceful streets, but also a small sea cruise on the ferry. For 1.5 hours of travel, you will not only enjoy the magnificent views of European and Asian Istanbul, but also find yourself on one of the islands – on the island of Heybeliada.
The first of the islands that you have to visit is the real paradise green garden of Heybeliada. The island is simply buried in greenery and attracts everyone who is looking for peace and tranquility. But Heybeliada is so tempting not only because of its nature – unique historical architectural monuments have been preserved on the island. To make your walk around the islands truly interesting, a historian guide will go there with you, who will reveal to you all the secrets of island life.
Most of the time, the inhabitants of the island were religious life. In the 9th century, the Holy Trinity Monastery was built. Many archbishops have passed through its walls. Religious schools, Orthodox temples and churches – Heybeliada has absorbed all the best. Today, the island has almost completely lost its religious significance in the life of modern Turkey. But nevertheless, caring tourists who want to plunge into this calm and peaceful island life continue to come here. An interesting feature: there is no road transport on the island – the only exceptions are fire and police cars.
The second part of the trip to the Princes’ Islands will be devoted to the island of Buyukada. While you are crossing from one island to another, you will have lunch. Right on the ship you can taste delicious national dishes and enjoy the picturesque nature of the authentic islands.
Buyukada is the largest of the 9 Princes’ Islands. At its core, it is very reminiscent of Heybeliada – a huge amount of green spaces, Orthodox monasteries and churches, as well as Catholic, Muslim and Armenian churches and buildings. You are waiting for intense hiking, admiring nature and the tranquility that all life in Buyukada is saturated with.
In the 20th century, those close to him and the Sultan himself began to build up Buyukada with luxurious villas. It is noteworthy that Prince Dmitry Borisovich Golitsyn spent his last years on Buyukada, and Trotsky also lived for a short time.
Princess Island Tour From Istanbul is a real swim in the land of peace and complete tranquility. This is an immersion in a completely different life of Istanbul – more sophisticated, but just as beautiful and unimaginable!
Istanbul Princess Island Tour price is 20 Euro for adults, 15 Euro for children from 4 to 7 years old and for children under 3 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Tour days: Daily
Tour duration: From 08:30 to 18:30
Istanbul Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel
Nature on the Princes’ Islands in Istanbul is under state protection and declared a protected area. An amazing atmosphere of peace and tranquility reigns on the islands.
You will depart from the Golden Horn Bay, one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. Go by sea to the islands for about an hour and a half. On this tour you will visit two of the most popular islands: Buyukada and Heybeliada. This program is more entertaining than historical.
You will visit this island first. Heybeliada is the second largest island after Buyukada. In the past, there was a fishing village and three monasteries. Since 1846, the island has been connected by ferry to Constantinople, and from that moment on, the population on the island has increased.
Many Turkish writers, and not only, found their home and inspiration here. On the island of Heybeliada, ancient buildings have been preserved, such as the Church of St. Mary, the monastery of Terk-i-Dunya, the monastery of Uchurum, the church of Agios Nikolaios.
Lunch will take place on the boat in the form of a buffet. After lunch, you will be introduced to the largest of the nine islands – Buyukada. From Heybeliad to Buyukada, the ferry will take about ten minutes.
It is the largest of the nine islands and it is not surprising that it is the most popular among tourists. On this island, you will enjoy gorgeous views of the Marmara Sea and Panoramic Istanbul .
Among the lush gardens, equipped beaches, you will get great pleasure from a walk. There are eleven churches on the island: Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian, as well as mosques and synagogues. Numerous restaurants offer the pride of the Princes’ Islands – freshly caught delicious fish. On Buyukada is the largest wooden building in Europe – Rum Yetımhanesı.
In the past, it was a hotel-casino, later converted into an orphanage. Another attraction that attracts tourists to the princes’ islands in Istanbul is Trotsky’s house. This is a revolutionary who was expelled here from the USSR.
A trip to the Princes’ Islands from Istanbul will diversify your holiday. Change city landscapes for a vacation in the wonderful nature. A day spent on the Princes’ Islands will be remembered for a long time.
Adult: 20 €
Child: 15 €
Istanbul Princess Island Tour price includes;
Istanbul Princess Island Tour lasts from 08:30 to 18:30. Total tour time is 10 hours.