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Buyukada-Nizam Mahallesi, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Take the morning ferry from Eminönü 08:00 to Büyükada 09:35, the last and biggest of the Prince islands. It cost only 5,2 TL (2017) with the Istanbul Card. Take a walk from the harbor up to the Aya Yorgi Kilisesi, on the top of the...More

Thank Per M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Buyukada the big island used to be charmingly tranquil. It is still a vist to the 19th century with lovely architecture and pine forest but it has become a tourist factory. There used to be few horse carriages, now there are plenty and some drivers...More

1  Thank compraschic
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I did not expect such a nice church and this on an island just outside Istanbul. A little climb, but so beautiful and gives you another view on the city...

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The horse carriage will drop you at the foothill and then there's 1km steep walk. Quite steep. The church itself is quite small. Like a one room establishment. I don't recommend taking the pain. But I did since I wanted to take the hike.

Thank Muhammad Z
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this little church 3 years ago and now I again visited it. The islamic government put some restrictions and rules while visiting the church which are very similar to visiting a mosque.

Thank Bora T
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Istanbul and the islands are increasingly host to Muslim visitors and less to Western tourists. Christians are facing ever more inclement conditions in the Levant. Gracious little local churches testify to a more tolerant time than now.

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Must see if you're on Buyukada. Take the phaeton up and down. 40TRY each way, or thereabouts, from the hop on/off just up from the ferry piers. The last part up is steep and a walk. Take water and a hat if it's a hot...More

Thank JohnDoe86
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Buyukada you should definitely visit. It is almost an hour by walking from the centrum. If you prefer to go by phaeton it only takes 15 minutes. You have to climb almost 900 meters (that was the hardest part) on foot.

Thank Yusuf D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's interesting to see an orthodox church still going in Turkey and the interior is small but ornate, so go in if you can. Even if it's not open, go for the great views from the mountain, even if there are heaps of screaming Turkish...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

If you love hiking so going in this trip is a must if you visit Adalar .. we enjoyed walking for almost 3 hours with the breathtaking view every few steps I look at my back and its just wow

Thank Areej A
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