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Aya Yorgi Church, Buyukada

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  • Istanbul and the islands are increasingly host to Muslim visitors and less to Western tourists. Christians are facing ever more inclement conditions in the Levant. Gracious little local churches testi...  more »
  • Must see if you're on Buyukada. Take the phaeton up and down. 40TRY each way, or thereabouts, from the hop on/off just up from the ferry piers. The last part up is steep and a walk. Take water and a h...  more »
  • If you are visiting Buyukada you should definitely visit. It is almost an hour by walking from the centrum. If you prefer to go by phaeton it only takes 15 minutes. You have to climb almost 900 meters...  more »
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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.