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Princes' Islands, Istanbul

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The Princes' Islands (Greek: Πριγκηπονήσια, Pringiponisia, Turkish: Prens Adaları; the "princes" are plural, meaning "Islands of the Princes") or Kızıl Adalar ("Red Islands") in Turkish, officially just Adalar ("Islands"), are an archipelago off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara. The islands constitute the Adalar district of Istanbul Province. The mayor of the Adalar district is Erdem Gül (CHP).


They consist of four larger islands, Büyükada ("Big Island") with an area of 5.46 km2 (2.11 sq mi), Heybeliada ("Saddlebag Island") with an area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), Burgazada ("Fortress Island") with an area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), Kınalıada ("Henna Island") with an area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi), and five much smaller ones, Sedef Adası ("Mother-of-Pearl Island") with an area of 0.157 km2 (0.061 sq mi), Yassıada ("Flat Island") with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Sivriada ("Sharp Island") with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Kaşık Adası ("Spoon Island") with an area of 0.006 km2 (0.0023 sq mi), and Tavşan Adası ("Rabbit Island") with an area of 0.004 km2 (0.0015 sq mi).
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  • A tranquil and enjoyable 1+half hr boat trip each way (so cheap too) from Galata Bridge dock. We cycled twice around (a little hilly in places). The views and sites were fab with wonderful wooden...  more »
  • Visit if you want to feel a countryside without cars and noise. We were lucky to have a private guide living in islands.  more »
  • This journey shall start early morning by going to the port and buying tickets which are around 6 - 10 LT per person and childs are free depending on the person and traffic The boat is very clean...  more »

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