Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

Photo Gallery

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

The Princes Islands: Among the most terrific getaways, the Princes’ Islands, with a history going back to ancient times, are a classical combination of nature, sea and history.


Comprised of nine islands, the Princes Islands are popular for their tranquil streets where one can take shelter from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city and enjoy the scent of the flowering bougainvillea.


Do not miss the next ferry if you want to take a weekend break and get acquainted with the island culture and cuisine!

Attractions


The shining star of the Asian portion of the Marmara Sea, the Princes’ Islands are a magical excursion route bearing the traces of the old lifestyle of Istanbul.
Only five of the nine islands that constitute the Princes’ Islands are opened to public. In addition to joining sightseeing tours you may also hire a phaeton or a bike and tour the big islands.
Büyükada is the biggest and most intriguing of the islands that have similar architecture and facilities. The island is frequented particularly by permanent residents, visitors from Istanbul who spend the summer in the islands and tourists.
In addition to long trails suitable for cycling or phaeton rides, Büyükada is surrounded with many terrific bays where you can spend time in nature and sightsee historical houses before you swim in the light blue sea.
Comprised of two hills, the island houses a variety of historical structures such as the Hagia Yorgi Monastery and Church of Hagios Nikolaos, the Sabuncakis Mansion, Dilburnu and Yörükali and the world’s largest wooden structure, the Buyukada Orphanage.
You may stopover at the restaurants and cafes by the Clock Tower and taste the local seafood, varieties of ice cream and sage tea.
Heybeliada is the second largest of the Princes’ Islands. Heybeliada, surrounded with many hills and named after the valleys reminiscent of saddlebacks, is one of the most frequented resorts by visitors who like to go out into nature and picnicking.
Surrounded with old monasteries, Heybeliada harbors numerous historical structures such as the Church of Hagia Yorgi, Heybeliada Sanatorium, Church of Aya Nikola and the Orthodox Theological School.
Heybeliada is also popular for its picnic areas and harbor where you can spend some pleasant time and taste the local cuisine. You may also explore the island by undertaking a cycling or phaeton trip.
Burgazada is the third largest island in the archipelago. Marked by a single peak, this island is situated in the middle of the Princes’ Islands. One of the most beautiful islands where the green meets the blue, Burgazada is the ideal location to spend some enjoyable time.
Kınalıada leans on the slopes of three hills and is surrounded with settlements.  The Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Hristos Church and Monastery, the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church and the Mosque Kınalıada Mosque in addition to many mansions are among the historical sites worth to sightsee.
Sedefadası is one of the small islands and partially closed to public. Only the restaurants on the pier and the beach extending to the right of the pier are open to visitors.
Sivriada, Yassıada, Tavşanadası and Vordonos Island are entirely closed to public and constitute the smallest islands of the archipelago.
Indeed, the Princes Islands are the most beautiful locations where you can explore the island culture, history, nature and cuisine of the region

Events


The Princes’ Islands are a magnificent archipelago where you can spend an enjoyable holiday and undertake daily round tours. The festivals organized in the region will make your time worthwhile.
The International Princes Islands Swimming Championships are held in August every year.  Held in Kinaliada, this championship takes place with the participation of many athletes and spectators.
The Heybeliada Spring and Hidirellez Festival and Heybeliada Kite Festival are among the festivities including many enjoyable activities.
You will have a great time if your vacation coincides with the same time of these festivals!

How can I get there?


The Princes’ Islands, five of which are opened to public, have quite enjoyable transportation means.
Reachable via ferry from Istanbul, the islands are within easy reach. The ferries and motorboats departing from Kabataş and Bostanci and seasonally from Eminönü, Kartal and Maltepe take their passengers to the islands in short time.
Do not forget to check the ferries schedule if you are ready to embark on a pleasant journey to the unforgettable islands!

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