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This island off the coast of Istanbul is part of the Princes Islands group...

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.

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In some ways the best island of them all

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Murat B
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 a lot of people, both tourists and locals, in the summer months. I usually prefer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Here is a plan for Istanbul. Take the boat from Bostanci to Burgaz Ada. Costs about 5 TL per person When you arrive at the island, turn right. The first Restaurant is Cardak Restaurant. You can comfortably eat there After lunch have a walk in the island. You can take a ride on a horse cart Enjoy your time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit the Islands of the Princes, firstly you should come either Big Island or Burgazada. There is also a museum of Sait Faik Abasiyanik who is one of the greatest Turkish writers. Must be visited! Try the puff dough dessert(Milföy) at "Ergun Patisserie" It's very delicious! Enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Burgazada is one of the Princess Islands. Rather quiet and peaceful comparing to infamous Buyukada, you can walk in the gorgeous streets without clashing tourists and horse carriages. The island is famous of being muse to Turkish poets. If you are a lonewolf who does not like crowds this island is your pick in Princess Islands. Enjoy your walk in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A 70-minute ferry trip from the Galatta Bridge piers brings you to this quaint island inhabited by a Greek community (take the ferry that goes to Adalar). The pier area on Burgazada is filled with lovely cafes that serve great Greek and Turkish food. Catch a horse-drawn cart and explore the island and stop at various look-out points. You can... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

After all the rave reviews on tripadvisor and in travel books we added Princes islands as a must visit on our week travel to Istanbul. Boy were we disappointed. We took the 7.5TL one way ferry to the island which took about 1.5 hours. On arriving there were loads of ice cream sellers, cafes and overpriced souvenir shops around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Well if you need a day out on island and away from the crowd of Buyukada island Burgazada is the best option, you can hike till the top and even visit the Monastery and also the church while coming down ur way.. enjoy the fruits you can find on ur way too..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I went to visit the Princes' Islands and we decided to visit this one. This island has amazing views of the Sea of Marmara and many wonderful places to walk around, no cars at all and u can go around by bicycle, walking or rent a carriage driven by horses, but is much better to do it... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Burgazada ( Antigoni ) is one of the Princes islands in Istanbul. reaching the island is so easy by ferries and sea bus, and so short distance, takes half an hour or so.. There are several cafes and restaurants on the seafront around the ferry landings. Faytons ( horse cars ) wait for hire beside the park between the piers.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

From Kabatas it took a litle over an hour to reach this pristine island. The statue of a famous Turkish poet Sait Faik welcomes you. There are seafood restaurants on the right and left side of the boat terminal. The island is rich in flowers and trees. We had lunch Yasemin restaurant and loved it.The fish were baked/broiled to perfection... More 

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