Cruise to the Princes’ Islands
This is one of the favorite things to do of the locals. When Istanbulites want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a day trip to the Prince's Islands is the preferred option. Büyükada, the largest of the 9 Princes' Islands, is the most popular one.
Following a scenic 75-minute ferry ride on the Sea of Marmara, you reach the quaint island. Discover Büyükada, its history and historic sites, such as the Greek Orthodox St. George Church, the ruin of Trotsky’s villa and the Ottoman-era mansions, while enjoying the wonderful sea views and the serenity of the island. One of the most popular things to do in Büyükada is going to the beautiful beaches or renting a bike.