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Love the prince islands

We visit Istanbul once or twice a year. We make sure to have day trips visiting the Prince islands... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Bloomington, Indiana
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Great Mezes

We stopped by for a light lunch and the mezes we ordered were so nice. Owner doesn't speak English... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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17 Aug 2018
“Love the prince islands”
9 Aug 2018
“Great Mezes”
One of the inhabited Princes' Islands where cars are not allowed and Istanbul residents maintain their summer homes.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We visit Istanbul once or twice a year. We make sure to have day trips visiting the Prince islands. Away from the major metropolitan area traffic, you feel peaceful there. Kinaliada is the first island where you take the boat from Eminonu or Kadikoy. You...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for a light lunch and the mezes we ordered were so nice. Owner doesn't speak English at all but by pointing at what I wanted to have from their display fridge was enough to do the trick. The fish (Balik Mezeleri) was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 205ninal
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The first of the small islands close to Istanbul is worth a visit. You can get here in 45 minutes- and when you get off the boat you'll immediately start enjoying the quiet, ambient atmosphere. You can rent bikes and ride round the island in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I have been there,,, It was very nice,,, you can find nice beach and good foods around... You should go top of mountain and watch beautiful island... Also bicycle is not bad😄

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Sinan Y
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very pleasant swimming day, closed of Istanbul, very kind people in this Island. Much more family island, less touristic place , with many armenian inhabitants.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Imothep1290
Reviewed 6 September 2015

After a long scenic boat ride from Istanbul, we were ready to do some exploring. This island has a gorgeous pebbly beach with the clearest water. The views are incredible. We went for a little paddle, but the water was quite cold, so, wrenching ourselves...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Kayyy89
Reviewed 22 March 2015

last summer, I visited Istanbul and from there, I took a ship to get there, this island is very pretty with blue sky, nice weather and ideal for sunbathe! You can also swim there for free.

Date of experience: July 2014
6  Thank Great D
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love this island. It's where my father's side comes from. The back of the island is named after my uncle, who spearheaded forest and wildlife conservation. The island has some amazing restaurants, beautiful day clubs by the beach, rolling hills, cute shops, and friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank Lia P
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Great weather, waters, even though there are not too many places to go to the water in Istanbul anymore. We sticked with the pool. The Conrad Hotel was the best! Side seeing and food!

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Haygan
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Very easy to reach at the island by boats departing from Bostancı pier in Kadıköy of Asian side,this small island has many things to offer,like nice beaches with always light breeze,small restaurants and cafes to cater all yr needs at different price categories,lots of small...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank junior1907
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