Kinaliada Things to Do

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    bust of author in garden of house
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    beach club

    by iaint Updated Aug 16, 2007

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    Full size outdoor saltwater pool, saunas, pier for sea swimming/diving; bars, restaurants, night club...
    Memberships only generally speaking, but day tickets available for non members at 40YTL weekdays and 60YTL weekends (summer 07 prices). Expensive! Not worth it at weekends, when its standing room only by lunchtime...
    Good facility, populated by great and good from the city...

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches
    • Water Sports

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    the Greek connection

    by iaint Written Aug 5, 2007

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    church

    I need to investigate this. The island has a Greek orthodox church (see photo) and a monastery on the top of the island. The church looks older than the mosque, which seems quite modern.
    Next island - Burgazada - same story. Big old Greek orthodox church, and a mosque built in the 50s.
    Biggest island - Buyukada - also has a Greek orthodox monastery.
    Just to add a bit of spice to the mix, a large number of Kiniliada residents are ethnic Armenians (you can tell because they read the Armenian language newspaper - very distinctive script).
    I've seen books about the history of the islands, but all in Turkish...

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    • Religious Travel
    • Historical Travel

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    island hopping 2

    by iaint Written Jul 30, 2007

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    Jump on a ferry and go to next island - Burgazada - only 10 minutes away.

    We went for dinner and a look round.

    It has a very different style and atmosphere. More "old money" to Kýnalýada's new money! It also gets less day trippers from the city at weekends - less suitable beaches apparently.

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    • Food and Dining
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    island hopping

    by iaint Written Nov 21, 2006

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    St George's Monastery
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    Get on a ferry and head for Büyükada - bigger island. It has an ATM - Kiniliada doesn't!

    Walk up and over island to St George's Monastery. Not in the middle of the day - go in morning!

    Great views and monastery well worth the hike. Enjoy a cold beer and seafood at a harbourside restaurant once you get back to town.

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    Relax !

    by ophiro Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Kinaliada from the ferry

    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 and the island is less touristic than Buyukada.

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    Sait Faik

    by iaint Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Sait Faik was a famous Turkish author who lived on Burgazada; his home is now a museum; unfortunately we arrived after it closed for the day.

    Will go back one time to see it properly.

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    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

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    Enjoy te beach

    by ophiro Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Kinaliada beach

    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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