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Burgazada my special place

I grew up every summer in burgazada from the year I was born and I still love it. There is... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Go for the islands!

Istanbul has many islands (in English: Princess Islands) and almost at every island, rent a bike to... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Ghent, Belgium
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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 good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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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

1  Thank travelorlaa
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

Thank maartenw2016
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

Thank Aamir K
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
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

Thank Saurabh G
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

1  Thank John T
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

1  Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

When you go to island there are few thing to do besides eating and drinking at restaurants.Going to "Kalpazankaya bay beach", Walking tour around island, visiting "Sait Faik Abasiyanik" museum, horse carrier tour around island( I am protesting the activity due to the horses life...More

1  Thank Serdar U
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had wanted to visit here for some time, the place smells and after seeing the horse and carriages I thought they were poorly treated

1  Thank loripori17
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Burgazada is by far the least crowded island among the Prince Islands, especially compared to Buyukada, which is the biggest, and Kinaliada, which has more of a city life to it. This one is also the least populated one (less than 2,000), but it draws...More

Thank Murat B
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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.
Asal K
21 August 2017|
Response from Nesligul D | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem at all. Enjoy the nature, cafes and restaurants with your baby.