Aya Yorgi Church, Buyukada

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  • You leave at the end of a 25-minute uphill, you say I'm so glad I came. They say that what's in this church if you wish. Üşenmeyin, a coffee or a beer and the restaurant yourself:)
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  • The horse carriage will drop you at the foothill and then there's 1km steep walk. Quite steep. The church itself is quite small. Like a one room establishment. I don't recommend taking the pain. But I...  more »
  • A location with great views. The dock is quite remote. About 1.3 km away and don't go on foot because at a certain point you have to go on foot anyway, too much can be exhausting. The food is delicious and the prices are very affordable. Sausages, pies, fries, melon, watermelon, try for sure they are all very good.
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  • A beautifully restored 1000+ year old church atop the island. Stunning views and neat gardens and masonry. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted inside. There are lovely frescos and ornaments.
  • From seaport you have to walk 30 minutes. By bike 15 minutes. Nothing else except this church in the hill.
  • Its not easy to walk, to climb up there from the pier, yet worth to do it! There is an amazing panaromic landscape of Istanbul, Marmara Sea and The Prince Islands from the top. Every year on 23th of April and 24th of September, people walk up the monastry on top of the island, barefoot and without speaking any word, carrying threads.. Its a kind of pilgrimage..
  • It is not a short and easy to go to the top, but it worth it. The view from above plus the little paraklis are stunning! Must go!
  • An old Orthodox Church on the top of a mountain located in the middle of Adalar island, from there you can see Istanbul and other prince islands, the view is just fabulous.

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