Buyukada (Princess islands)/ Istanbul


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Trail stats

7.36 mi
Elevation gain
1,178 ft
Technical difficulty
Elevation loss
1,178 ft
Max elevation
794 ft
89 5
Min elevation
155 ft
Trail type
Moving time
3 hours 4 minutes
4 hours 10 minutes
September 22, 2018
September 2018
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794 ft
155 ft
7.36 mi

near Adalar, İstanbul (Türkiye)

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Itinerary description

If you are at istanbul and you want to escape the busy city, take a ferry boat from Kabatas Tram stop (20 TL round trip/ Sept 2018) to Buyukada island (Princess islands). Buyukada is the largest and the most popular of Princess Islands. It will take you around 1h30 to reach the island. Once you reach your destination, you will find yourself in the busy center of Buyukada with lot of tourists. You can find souvenirs at affordable prices. Go to the left and take different streets to reach the dirt trail where you will be alone or encouter few people. Continue the walk till you reach the "Union square" at the middle of the island. From there, keep going up to the highest point where you will find an amazing old orthodox church (Saint George church). Many restaurants with amazing terasses are found next to the church where you can enjoy a cold beer or a hot authentic turkish coffee. From the top, go around the island to complete visiting the entire island while having amazing sceneries all around. Watch the ferries timetable before you start so you don't miss the last one.

Check this interesting link for more info about Princess islands:


PictographMooring point Altitude 44 ft
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Buyukada port

PictographWaypoint Altitude 422 ft
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Dirt road

PictographWaypoint Altitude 429 ft
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Union square

PictographReligious site Altitude 600 ft
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Saint George Monastery

PictographProvisioning Altitude 691 ft
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PictographPanorama Altitude 788 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 787 ft
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Area full of rubbish

PictographWaypoint Altitude 786 ft
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Helipad area

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PictographPhoto Altitude 764 ft
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Sharp right

PictographDead-end street Altitude 632 ft
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Dead end

PictographWaypoint Altitude 622 ft
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Beautiful trail

PictographPanorama Altitude 586 ft
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Nice place

PictographIntersection Altitude 405 ft
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Go right

PictographWaypoint Altitude 413 ft
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Forest trail

PictographMonument Altitude 443 ft
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Old building

PictographPhoto Altitude 505 ft
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Beautiful old house

PictographPanorama Altitude 545 ft
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PictographPhoto Altitude 585 ft
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PictographWilderness hut Altitude 560 ft
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Abandoned house

PictographWaypoint Altitude 536 ft
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Comments  (4)

  • Photo of mehdi.tabibvand
    mehdi.tabibvand Feb 27, 2020

    super trail,yasha arkadash

  • Abood Dasuqi Apr 16, 2022

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Amazing route, thank you soo much!!

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  • Photo of idmdaria
    idmdaria Jan 8, 2023

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Nice route trough all island. Views are amazing (especially viewpoint for sunset, but it’s beautiful without sunset too)

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