The Princes' Islands are popular places for trips for those who live in Istanbul and those who come from outside of Istanbul. They become more crowded, especially in hot weather and summer. Since there is no motor vehicle traffic on the islands, it is incredibly quiet and peaceful compared to the city of Istanbul.
In the years before 2020, it was possible to travel on the island with horse carriages car, but Horse carriages car are no longer used anymore. We are waiting for electric vehicles will be replaced by horses in 2020.
The Princes' Islands in Istanbul, Adalar (the Islands), is a district of Istanbul which includes nine islands; Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada, Sedefadasi, Sivriada, Yassiada, Kasikadasi, and Tavsanadasi. The center of the district of Adalar is Buyukada. The district was called the Princes' Islands as it was a site for exiled palace members, particularly in the Byzantine Era.
There are 4 of big islands to visit. It is in Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada and Burgazada.
Buyukada Island: Buyukada, which is the biggest of Buyukada, welcomes its visitors with a very pleasant atmosphere with its farthest to Istanbul, its historical pier, big market square and famous fish restaurants.
Heybeliada Island: Heybeliada is the second largest and greenest of Istanbul both in terms of population and surface area of Prince Islands. As with all islands, you can rent a bike to get around.
Burgazada Island: Burgazada is the third largest island of the Prince Islands near Istanbul. Calm, peaceful Burgazada is an ideal place to escape noise and traffic for just a few hours or a full-day trip.
Kinaliada Island: Kinaliada is the fourth largest island of the Princes Islands and is also the closest island to Istanbul's European and Asian side and is named about 12 kilometers south due to the color of the earth.
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