Cruise to Princes’ Islands: Walk in Buyukada

Highlights: Wooden Houses in Büyükada, 3 hours boat trip

You will meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel at 07:15, be transferred to the pier to catch the ferry to Buyukada at 08:00, and be there in around 90 minutes.

Buyukada, literally “Big Island” in Turkish, is the original Princes' Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes’ Islands. Buyukada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. During Byzantine era the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the Emperor. It was Buyukada where the Byzantine empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Buyukada. We see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more... Following visits at around 16:30, you will get back to your hotel.


  • Professional guiding in English
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • 3 hours roundtrip boat trip
  • Transportation with electric vehicle on the island
  • Lunch in a local authentic restaurant


  • Beverages at lunch
  • Personal expenses

Tours will be available soon on the congress online registration portal.