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One of the inhabited Princes' Islands where cars are not allowed and...

One of the inhabited Princes' Islands where cars are not allowed and Istanbul residents maintain their summer homes.

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A family swimming summer vacation day

Very pleasant swimming day, closed of Istanbul, very kind people in this Island. Much more family island, less touristic place , with many armenian inhabitants.

Reviewed 13 September 2015
Versoix, Switzerland
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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481 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The first of the small islands close to Istanbul is worth a visit. You can get here in 45 minutes- and when you get off the boat you'll immediately start enjoying the quiet, ambient atmosphere. You can rent bikes and ride round the island in maybe 30 minutes. Or - you can turn left and start walking to Kumluk Beach... More 

Thank Mogeltoft
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I have been there,,, It was very nice,,, you can find nice beach and good foods around... You should go top of mountain and watch beautiful island... Also bicycle is not bad😄

2 Thank Sinan Y
Versoix, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very pleasant swimming day, closed of Istanbul, very kind people in this Island. Much more family island, less touristic place , with many armenian inhabitants.

Thank Imothep1290
Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

After a long scenic boat ride from Istanbul, we were ready to do some exploring. This island has a gorgeous pebbly beach with the clearest water. The views are incredible. We went for a little paddle, but the water was quite cold, so, wrenching ourselves away from the beach we headed in land and found ourselves climbing steep roads to... More 

1 Thank Kayyy89
Doha, Qatar
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

On our way back from Burgazada we decided to stop here. We noticed immediately there was a lot more hustle and bustle compared to The first stop. We combed the island for a swimming costume for me (so don't forget yours!) the average price was 40TL but the best styles were at a cute crockery store on the main road.... More 

Thank Shannah44
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

last summer, I visited Istanbul and from there, I took a ship to get there, this island is very pretty with blue sky, nice weather and ideal for sunbathe! You can also swim there for free.

4 Thank Great D
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love this island. It's where my father's side comes from. The back of the island is named after my uncle, who spearheaded forest and wildlife conservation. The island has some amazing restaurants, beautiful day clubs by the beach, rolling hills, cute shops, and friendly locals. It's also a ferry ride away from Istanbul that can be super hot and... More 

3 Thank Lia P
Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Great weather, waters, even though there are not too many places to go to the water in Istanbul anymore. We sticked with the pool. The Conrad Hotel was the best! Side seeing and food!

1 Thank Haygan
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6,704 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

Very easy to reach at the island by boats departing from Bostancı pier in Kadıköy of Asian side,this small island has many things to offer,like nice beaches with always light breeze,small restaurants and cafes to cater all yr needs at different price categories,lots of small and narrow roads which will take you through island's different places with some amazing views.... More 

3 Thank junior1907
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

The island itself was very beautiful, peaceful and scenic, perfect for a day trip. Moreover, it was easy to get there, via the ferry from Kabataş, which was also a scenic route. Good restaurants are available, so a lunch near the coast was perfect. The island also inhabited many dogs and cats, so beware if you're scared of them! Overall,... More 

4 Thank Sara U

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