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What you should know about Princes' Islands
The Princes' Islands are an archipelago in the Sea of Marmara off Turkey's coast at Istanbul, making up the Adalar district of Istanbul Province. There are four larger islands, Heybeliada, Büyükada, Kınalıada and Burgazada; and five smaller ones, Yassıada, Sedef Adası, Sivriada, Tavşan Adası and Kaşık Adası. If you stay in Istanbul proper, take a day trip to the Princes' Islands. It is just a short ferry ride from the city to the islands. Or stay right on one of the islands by searching hotels in Princes' Islands, Istanbul at Hotels.com. Hotels.com's online booking site offers fast, easy booking for a wide range of hotels.
What's Princes' Islands, Istanbul Like
If you stay on Büyükada, check out the Museum of the Princes' Islands in Aya Nikola Bay. This is Istanbul's first and only city museum. On Kamariotissa, explore the island's only remaining Byzantine church. If you choose a hotel on Burgaz, visit the home of writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık. His former residence is now a museum. At a restaurant in Kalpazankaya there is a bronze statue of the writer holding a glass of raki, which the owners of local restaurants keep filled at all times. Sedef Island, the smallest of the islands is a quaint, residential beach town. Enjoy a day in the sun on the beach are that is open to the public. Choose the island that best suits your vacation needs and start searching for a place to stay in the Princes' Islands.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Princes' Islands, Istanbul
Motor vehicles are prohibited on all of the Princes' Islands, with the exception of service vehicles. Explore the islands on foot or rent a bicycle at one of the many bike shops. Another transportation option is the horse-drawn phaeton carriage. If you are planning to shop in the Princes' Islands, you might want to try your hand at bargaining. While not as common these days, bargaining has been a traditional way of shopping in Turkey. If you plan to bargain, always let the seller name his price first. You may be planning to offer too much. Look for price tags. If a seller does not price his items, then he may not be trustworthy. The currency should also be noted on the price tags. One trick used on tourists is to charge them 10 Euros, while only charging locals 10 Turkish Lira. Remember that you can't bargain in shopping malls or exclusive shops. Start your excursion to Turkey by searching for hotels in Princes' Islands, Istanbul on Hotels.com.
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