Places to see in Buyukada
Here are a few popular places to see in Buyukada, the largest of the Princes' Islands located in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, Turkey:
Aya Yorgi Church: The island's most famous church, built in the early 19th century.
Phaeton Stations: The island's main mode of transportation is horse-drawn carriages called "Phaetons", you can find them all over the island.
Buyukada Beach: The island's main beach, with a beautiful sea view, is located on the west side of the island.
Buyukada Bazaar: The island's main bazaar, where you can find souvenirs, clothing, and traditional Turkish goods.
Historical Mansion: The island has many historical mansions, which belonged to the wealthy families of Istanbul in the past.
Değirmenburnu: A viewpoint located on the north side of the island, with a beautiful view of the sea and the other Princes' Islands.
Hamidiye Mosque: A historic mosque located in the center of the island, built in 1894.
The Prince's Islands Museum: A museum that showcases the history and culture of the Princes' Islands.
Yücetepe: A viewpoint located on the highest point of the island, with a panoramic view of the island and the sea.
The Monastery of Saint George: A historic Monastery, located on a hill, it's a nice place to visit.
Keep in mind that, Buyukada island is car-free and most of the transportation is done by horse-drawn carriages or bicycles which makes it a peaceful and quiet place to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.