Istanbul Tours of 3 Island is available everyday and covers the most beautiful 3 island in Istanbul in Marmara sea. 3 Island Tour is not only covering the visiting it is a relaxing tour which covers the swimming also in a beautiful bay of Islands.
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3 Island Tour Istanbul We have had a 3 island day tour in Istanbul, we spent great time for a day that I recommend to everyone, who is interested in to visit the Princess Islands in Istanbul.
1 Day : Istanbul Tours of 3 Island
08:00 AM Pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Istanbul Tours of 3 Island.
3 Island Tour departs from hotel with pick up service, our staff will come and take you from hotel to meeting point to meet with tour guide and other paticipants. When every participants of tour come together, tour will be started by the private boat, tour will be departed from the harbor of Golden Horn and sail in the Golden Horn, passing under the Galata Bridge into the Marmara Sea. We sail in the Marmara Sea to the Princes Islands. Fist stop will be Kınalı Island, then preceed to Heybeli Island, and we will visit Big Island (Buyuk Ada). While you are visiting each Island, you will be accommpanied by our Professional tour guide and you will have enough time to discover the islands. Also, you will have lunch on the boat. We stop on a bay by dropping anchor close to one these Island for swimming. Our boat has sea stairs and you can easily come back to the boat after you jump in to water of Marmarae sea. At the end of the tour, return to hotel.
17:00 - 17:30 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and Bosphorus and Two Continents tour will be ended.
Kinali Island: Named "henna'd" (kinali) after its red soil, Kinali is smallest island of Istanbul. It is about 1.3 square km (130 hectares, 321 acres). Ottoman Greeks called it Proti, and they and their Armenian neighbors built Ottoman-Victorian summer villas on the island, many of which survive along with several churches.
Heybeli Island: Heybeli ("saddlebag") island,is the second-largest island in Istanbul. It is 2.35 square km (235 hectares, 581 acres).The Turkish Naval Academy (to the left of the ferry dock) and, between the hills, the Aya Triyada (Haghia Triada, Holy Trinity) Monastery is located in Heybeli Island. Big (Buyuk) Island: Buyukada, it is called in Engilsh Big Island is the largest island among the Princes’ Islands in the Marmara Sea. It covers an area of 5.4 km², and the distance of the island to the nearest Maltepe shore is 2.3 km.
Big Island was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. The island was also used to exile the close relatives of kings and statesmen who might have threatened their political power. Furthermore, the island was also used as a prision for those who opposed the ones in power. One of the oldest structures on the island was a convent used for the exile of the Byzantine empress and for clergymen who lived in seclusion; however, this structure has not made it to the present day.. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting exiles to the convent, named Kadınlar Manastırı, was the Byzantine empresses, Irene, who had the monastery built.
- Hotel pick up and drop off for the tour.
- Transportation during the city tour.
- All transportation by non-smoking and air conditioned touristical vehicles.
- Turkish and English speaking professional tourist guide.
- Full Day City Tour is included lunch in a local restaurant.
- Museums, Ruins and Monuments entrance fees during the tour.
- Local taxes.
- Service charge.