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“on foot” (5 reviews)
“steep climb” (5 reviews)
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Buyukada-Nizam Mahallesi, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 29 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
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Visiting Agios Georgios (Saint George ) Monastery at the top of the hill in Buyukada Island is a must. The spectacular view towards Istanbul and Marmara sea redeems the effort. It’s about 3 km from the port. All these who love walking will enjoy ascending...More

Thank daphnia_d
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Was there during low season in the beginning of the spring. So unfortunately I couldn't take a guided tour, but I really want to know more about this church and its history. Would like to come back there

Thank msteward2017
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Church is located on the top of the hill. Views of sea and surrounding are fantastic and it transmit peace, spirituality and silence. It is very nice place for contemplation and reflection. When descending we took a horse pulled chart. It was also nice...More

Thank Os Pes M
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