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TOUR 3 : PRINCESS ISLANDS TOUR ( FULL DAY WİTH LUNCH )
PİCK UP (BETWEN ) : 09:30 – 09:50 am
DEPARTURE TİME : 10:00 am
RETURN TİME (BETWEEN ) : 16:00 – 17:00 pm
After the pick up from the hotel you will transfer to the seaport to visiting the princess islands with Accompanied by very professinal guide .
Cruise on the Marmara sea to the islands stop at the 4th one called Great Island ( BUYUK ADA ) . Tour goes on with riding on a hourse carriage to trip around the island before lunch time . Afternoon free time fort possible activities in the island , possible to see pine wood trees , nice summer houses and popular beaches and old bazaars .
Small infomations about the princess islands :
During the summer months the Princes’ Islands are popular destinations for day trips from Istanbul. As there is no traffic on the Islands, the only transport being horse and cart, they are incredibly peaceful compared with the city of Istanbul. They are just a short ferry ride from Istanbul, with ferries departing from Bostancı, Kartal and Maltepe on the Asian side, and fromKabataş on the European side. Most ferries call in turn at the four largest of the nine islands: Kınalıada, Burgazada,Heybeliada and finally Büyükada. Ferry and ship services are provided by 6 different companies: In spring and autumn the islands are quieter and more pleasant, although the sea can be rough in spring, autumn and winter, and the islands are sometimes cut off from the outside world when the ferry services are cancelled due to storms and high waves. During winter, with the addition of the biting cold and the strong winds and the resulting ferry cancellations, the islands become almost deserted.
During the Byzantine period, princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands, and later members of theOttoman sultans family were exiled there too, giving the islands their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. During the nineteenth century, the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul's wealthy, and Victorian-era cottages and houses are still preserved on the largest of the Princes' Islands.