Departure from the Golden Horn to Princess Island
The departure point of our daily Princess Island trip from Istanbul will be the Golden Horn, which is one of the most outstanding places of Istanbul. Yet, we will not spend too much time here, since we should enjoy these amazing islands as long as possible.
Therefore, when you get on the special boat which can carry 200 people, we will start our journey and it will take one or one and half hour to get one of the Princes Islands, Heybeliada.
Our First Stop is Heybeliada (Halki)
The first stop in our Princess Island tour will be Heybeliada. Among nine islands, Heybeliada (as known as Halki, too) is the closest one to Istanbul, and also, it is the second biggest one after Buyukada.
What you will dominantly see there will be intense green of a beautiful nature and surely, the pure sea that will make you jump into it directly; and endless peace that you can find at every corner of it.
Besides from its natural beauty, there are also significant places will catch your attention, which are also important for understanding the hybrid texture of Turkey, such as Aya Yorgi Monastery, Heybeliada Theological School, Aya Nikola Greek Orthodox Church and Beth Yaakov Synagogue.
The information about the background and history of these important buildings, or other places, will be provided by your guide during our lovely Heybeliada daily trip. You, by the way, will be enjoying both of seeing brilliant structures and reflections of the nature while learning something new.
After we spend enough time in Heybeliada and take amazing photographs, we will get in the boat again, and start going to Buyukada.
The Lunch Break
Actually, moving from Heybeliada to Buyukada only takes 5 or 10 minutes; yet, we will take a nice break on our daily Princes Islands tour here, in our boat; by enjoying the view and our lunch.
Moreover, it is the buffet type. Thus, it is recommended that to fill your plate with all the delicious meals to get the energy which you will burn in the next destination that we will go: Buyukada
Next Destination after Heybeliada – Buyukada
After leaving Heybeliada, we will reach to the last stop in our Princes Islands day trip destination; which is Buyukada. The biggest and the most popular one among the nine islands; it always succeeds at attracting the tourists who likes nature, swimming, photography, walking tours, and of course, cultural tourism, too.
Thus, Buyukada is a popular option in Istanbul, especially in summer. Yet, it has a unique ability about being lovely in all seasons and months. Here, as in Heybeliada, our English-speaker guide will provide the information about the places we will see, or about your further questions.
If you take a look around during our trip, you can see cute, island-type of houses that ornament the neighborhood, the Clock Tower, Aya Yorgi Church, the Greek Orphanage, glamorous and historical mansions, clean and peaceful beaches and of course, the surfs that cover them. The island is like another side of Istanbul; actually, the heavenly side of it.
If you cannot get enough of Istanbul, you can check our daily tours in Istanbul to see and learn more about the cultural and historical background of the city, too.