Buyukada Things to Do

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    Horse carriage

    by ophiro Written Aug 29, 2005

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    Resting

    One of the great options to view the entire island is to take the Horse carriage tour that takes you in a circle route all around the island.
    It can take and hour and it will cost you 35 YTL (25-30 USD) for the ride so if you are 4 people it will be cheaper price per person.

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    Road to Monastery.

    by morgr Written Dec 10, 2004
    Road to Monastery

    You can choose to either walk or take a horse drawn carriage from town to the starting point of this path. At the base there are people with donkeys for hire to take up the path to the top, I as always walked.

    Along the road up there are bits of ribbon and string and bows and random such things tied to the branches on either side of the path. I am not sure what exactly this signifies, and as I am not one to litter, I did not tie anything to the branches.

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    Monastery of St. George

    by morgr Updated Dec 10, 2004

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    Monastery of St. George

    After a long walk up the steep path and an even longer walk if, like me, you walked all the way from the city, you will arrive at the Monastery. The Monastery consists of a few chapels on three different levels. Apparently one of them used to be used as an insane asylum.

    Also, facing north, from up here you get a pretty good view onto Istanbul and you can put into perspective just how huge this city is.

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    Sunset watching.

    by June.b Written Jun 2, 2012
    Sunset at Buyukada
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    Something about the sunset that's calming and very romantic. Watch the sun set near the port, it's beautiful.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Photography
    • Backpacking

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    The Central Buyukada.

    by June.b Written Jun 2, 2012
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    The central area of Buyukada is actually the area around the ferry port. There are a lot of hotels and restaurants and most activities starts and ends here.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Historical Travel

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    Clock Tower Square

    by Arkeolog Updated Apr 6, 2009

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    Clock Tower Square

    This is one of the most famous place of downtown. It is real meeting point surrounded by hotels, restaurants and cafes . The main horse drawn carriages station is right behind of the tower.

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    • Historical Travel

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    pebble mosaic pavements

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 6, 2009

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    pebble mosaic pavement Buyukada

    As a tradition pebble mosaic pavements can be seen in island of Buyukada. This one inspired from an ancient Greek mosaic. Nice one :)

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    The Con Pasha (John Pasha) Mansion

    by Arkeolog Updated Apr 6, 2009

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    The Con Pa��a (John Pasha) Mansion

    The Con Pasha (John Pasha) Mansion is another must see building and it is famous for its elaborate wooden facade. Also it takes attention with its garden.

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    Have a break at café's and restaurants

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 6, 2009

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    Caf�� @ B��y��kada

    Buyukada offers various options for eating and dining. Seaside restaurants have great sea and Istanbul view for dinner. Also café's and ice cream shops are famous in Buyukada

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    Enjoy te beach

    by ophiro Written Aug 31, 2005

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    beach in Buyukada

    This is a an island with a beach so a lot of the local people (from istanbul) come here to swim and for other beach activities.

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    Relax

    by ophiro Written Aug 31, 2005

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    view from above

    Maybe this will sound like a stupid must-do but because Istanbul is so huge and so noisy the islands will be a great option to relax.
    When you come here there is almost no traffic.

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    Enjoy the view

    by ophiro Written Aug 29, 2005

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    the view from above

    The view from the mountains is amazing.
    so close to istanbul but so different !

    you see the water , the islands near and sometimed even the asian side of Istanbul.

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    View onto other Princes' Islands

    by morgr Written Dec 10, 2004
    Princes' Islands

    Facing south-west from the Monestary you can see a few of the other of the Princes' Islands. I beleive these in the picture are Heybeliada (closest) and Burgazada (furthest).

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