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Adalar Museum

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Adalar Museum

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23 Nisan Cad. No:14 D:1 Turkey
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GülsuyuIstanbul Metro99 min
EsenkentIstanbul Metro99 min
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Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada
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Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

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Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes' Island in Turkey, Büyükada, on this full-day guided tour from Istanbul. After traversing the Sea of Marmara by boat, arrive on the quaint island to spend time exploring by horse-drawn carriage. On Büyükada, learn about the island’s history from your guide, and enjoy ample time to lounge on its beautiful beaches. 
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Thorsten M wrote a review Oct 2018
127 contributions25 helpful votes
First: The museum is a little far off, and a visit is worthwile mostly for those who are on the island for longer than just one afternoon. This being said, I was quite surprised by the modern approaches taken by those who compiled the exhibition: Although people might get exhausted by the huge number of texts, you can learn almost everything you need to know about the Adalar. You will stumble upon a short note on the effects of climate change to the Marmara Sea, and - that's what made a very positive impression on me - you learn about the fate of Greeks and other minorities in the contexts of pogroms (e.g. 1955) and discrimination. Although the very first part of the exhibition doesn't look too inviting, you will notice that the creators of the museum put much love in it. It really is a shame that this important museum is so far off and doesn't occupy a more prominent building.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Farhan wrote a review Oct 2015
Perth, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are on a short half day trip to this island, this place can eat up at least 1 hr of your time which is not wise keeping in mind the beauty and nature island itself offers. But if you are interested in history of this island you may find it interesting. I ll suggest just give a very very visit on your first trip only.. Do explore the island and spend max time on beautiful tracks.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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Selim Imre wrote a review Aug 2015
Antalya, Turkey38 contributions38 helpful votes
You expect more as the history is long and colorful. Nevertheless this museum helps you understand the background of prince islands...
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Date of experience: September 2014
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IanParmenter wrote a review Apr 2015
Margaret River, Australia145 contributions70 helpful votes
This a real living museum and should be better publicised, especially to Istanbulis. On a busy Saturday, we Australians were the only ones there. Masses of visual information, videos and photographs, telling the stories of life on Bukuyada through the ages... A little-known treasure of a museum.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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euaneuan wrote a review Sep 2013
16 contributions21 helpful votes
Stumbled upon this museum and spent a very interesting hour or so strolling around. Take your time and learn lots of interesting history (right back to prehistoric times) and more recent background to the Princes Islands. Having been to museums all over the world, the exhibitions were some of the most effectively and powerfully articulated, utilising expressive and original physical structure to accentuate the messages. Recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2013
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