What To Expect
Departure from Golden Horn with a Private Boat to the first island called Kinall. After Kinall, a visit to Heybeliada and finally Büyükada.
The lunch will be served on the boat and it includes Chicken Shish Kebap with cold appetizers, rice and salad. (Drinks are excluded) Your visit to each island will be accompanied by our professional guide and you will have enough time to discover picturesque scene of the best parts of the islands and their history.
Our tour is the only one which gives you the opportunity of seeing more than one island and this could be only possible by our private cruise.
Istanbul Kinali Islands
Kinaliada, smallest of these four islands,has beautiful summer homes which people rent it for the season,and a large Armenian community prefers this island for their summer vacations.Its name Kinali,meaning Henna,comes from its reddish colour because of the iron and copper that has been mined here in the past.Its nice beaches attract many people from the city,Ayazma beach is one of them.Hristos Monestery is located up on a hill and was built by the Byzantine emperor Romanus IV(Diogenes) while he was exiled here and where he was buried.The monestery is open to the public only on Fridays.There are no horse carriages here because of the size of the island.
Istanbul Heybeliada (Islands)
Heybeliada,second largest island in the archipelago,was knows as Khalkitis or chalki during the Byzantine period and had many copper mines which are shut down today. There are some interesting buildings on the island such as the Naval Academy founded in 1773 and the Greek Orthodox High School.The High school is a large building up on the northern hill and in the middle of pine trees,but it'sclosed today.It is possiable to tour the phaeton on this island.
Istanbul Buyukada (Istanbul Big Island)
Buyukada is the largest and the most popular of Princess Island,having an area of 5,4 square kilometers and a population of 7.500 approximately,which goes up to 10-15 times more in the summer.Earlier name of the island was Prinkipo.There are some historical buildings such as Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th centuryAyios Dimitrios Church,Hristos Church and Monestery,and Hamidiye mosque builty by sultan Abdulhamit II.when you rent a horse-drawn carriage,you can choose between a long route or a short one to visit the island.During our tour we give the longest break at the Buyukada(Great Island).