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Address: Turkey
Description: This island off the coast of Istanbul is part of the Princes Islands group...
This island off the coast of Istanbul is part of the Princes Islands group and was the home of famed Turkish writer Sait Faik who died in 1954.
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Lovely Island

Very lovely Island.. Amazing place to spend a day and enjoy the beauty of the nature.. Dont miss this amazing experience. . The boat trip to the island is very nice and really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Hassan H
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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162 reviews 162 reviews
84 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very lovely Island.. Amazing place to spend a day and enjoy the beauty of the nature.. Dont miss this amazing experience. . The boat trip to the island is very nice and really recommend

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istanbul
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1,745 reviews 1,745 reviews
674 attraction reviews
4,340 helpful votes 4,340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We have been today to the island by boat in about 40 minutes from Bostancı pier.Very nice scenery while heading to the island.We had our breakfast with fresh bakeries and mixed omelettes at central cafe just on the back side road.So,it was very convenient price level comparing to the restaurants on the water side.Very clean and fresh air we had.Walking... More 

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Cuttack, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had been there by ferry with some of my friends. It took around 2 and half hours to reach there, took lunch and spent around 2 hours. Food quality was average to good. Nothing to buy from the market there as all those are overpriced. The most pleasing thing was to see plenty of Seagull on the sky all... More 

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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had expected a dream island with smooth horse carriage ride with calm and quite weather over this beautiful island, but it turned out to be mad mad world.... with people and people everywhere, long serpentine queues for horse carriage ride which could make you stand in the hot scorching sun for hours together, no shade or fan; long queues... More 

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was a pleasant day out from sightseeing in Istanbul. The ferry trip was about an hour long. The island itself has plenty of cafes/restaurants and also has a childrens play area close to the ferry station. The horse and carriage station is also close to the ferry station. The horse and carriage ride was very pleasant and relaxing and... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You forget that you are in one of the biggest and caotic cities in the world and enjoy the tranquility of the island. Easy and quick access.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Good choice in hot summer. Nice and cheap trip (with ferry and Istanbulcard). Good beach, pleasant wind, but not good swimming, too many jellyfish!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is very nice for short trips. It is very close to city center but you can feel yourself in the out of country. That is why I liked there to much. Espicially I can suggest Barba Yani restaurant for the Rakı and mezzes with the nice staff. Nice place to have some rest in the weekends.

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moscow
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You know, this place have nothing, but houses and stoney beach. The stones are very sharp and it's very difficult and pandul to step on them. Also to enter the beach you must pay. There are no cars. You can walk or pick a cart. I don't know what to do there. Many other beaches and islands are there in... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We made the mistake of travelling on a public holiday and I understand the weekends are also very busy. 2 hour trip over was like being in a sauna on the Ferry. Loved walking around the streets but had a carriage ride as part of a tour and was shocked at the condition of some of the horses. Lined up... More 

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