Right off the coast of Istanbul, this chain of 9 islands had been the final destination for exiled Byzantine princes, and after they were taken by the Ottoman Navy – members of the Ottoman sultans family were sent there. Out of these 9 islands, 4 were big enough to setle on; so, in 19th century, citizens began settling. Until present times, Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kinaliada kept evolving – while preserving their historical and natural background perfectly. Since no motor-vehicles are allowed, transportation is stil carried out by horse-carriages, downgrading noise and air pollution to the lowest levels.
Famous for its numerous Victorian-style Ottoman mansions, gardens, seafood restaurants and friendly locals, Buyukada – the biggest of Princes’ Islands – is the main destination for our daily trip into a completely different face of Istanbul.
As Imperial Travel, we have made it our mission to introduce you to the world of wonders such as Princes’ Islands – via Travel Booking Turkey. In many of our Turkey tour packages, Princes’ Islands Tour in Istanbul is included as either in small group tours or private tours, so we can be a proper host on your journey where you will be satisfied both as a history buff and sightseer. For further information or travel tips about Princes’ Islands Trip or in general, feel free to contact us and view our gallery.