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Real turk

I can only say it is a thieves paradise. The moment you step on the boat the ferry operators look... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Ilm D
via mobile
I don't agree

I can't agree with the way this island is managed as high tourism destination. First, we had to... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Rebyac
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Algiers, Algeria
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I can only say it is a thieves paradise. The moment you step on the boat the ferry operators look out for tourists so they can force sell down they necks anytime from tea to captain hats. Once you get to the island restaurants sell...More

4  Thank Ilm D
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I can't agree with the way this island is managed as high tourism destination. First, we had to endure the assaults of the sellers on the ferry. Captain and crew sell anything: clothes, kitchen stuff, toys etc. For the visit it's better to walk or...More

2  Thank Rebyac
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Different feel from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Nice seaside restaurants and shops. Beautiful nature. Did not visit until 3rd trip to turkey. Plan on going back again this year.

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up every summer in burgazada from the year I was born and I still love it. There is something about the island and locals that draw me to it. I've spent most of days at the swimming club full of bright personalitys since...More

2  Thank travelorlaa
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Istanbul has many islands (in English: Princess Islands) and almost at every island, rent a bike to have a good view and pleasant journey. Then go for a drink - with calamares, or dondurma (ice cream: Dondurmacı Yusuf) - and enjoy! Such beautiful sights, beaches,...More

2  Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I went to Burgazada Island on a wednesday afternoon and didnt even stay there for an hour as there was not anything to do except cafe and horse cart ride

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

An Orthodox church still standing, originally built circa 841 from Empress Theodora. After many restorations throughout the years the Agios Ioannis Church was finally built in 1899 after a very generous donation from Dimitrios Pantziris. During the summer season the church holds a mass every...More

1  Thank esarantopoulos
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I took a ferry from kadikoy which cost around 6 TL and it was an approx. 1 hour journey. Best way to explore the island is by renting a bike. I biked all around the island and had a great experience. Old era houses, stunning...More

3  Thank Saurabh G
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We took the ferry from Istanbul to the first island (whose name I forget). We went on a Sunday and the wharf was quite crowded with locals on a day out. We were advised to queue and did so with others but when the ferry...More

3  Thank John T
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Burgaz island, the second one of the Princes Islands on a weekday in May so our experience may be different from the weekend visitors who may be disappointed by the crowd. The island was very quiet, green and fragrant especially with orange...More

3  Thank Nesligul D
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sofia013
5 October 2017|
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Response from maartenw2016 | Reviewed this property |
Just take one of the IDO ships - the closest and cheapest you will find at Bostanci and they go to different islands.
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Asal K
21 August 2017|
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Response from Nesligul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem at all. Enjoy the nature, cafes and restaurants with your baby.
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