Visiting Büyükada and the rest of the islands is free, but the ferry to get there costs a bargain 3 lira each way. A faster sea bus goes less frequently for 7.50 lira each way.
Island-hop by ferry to the smaller, less-visited Kınalıada or Burgazada for nicer beaches with fewer crowds.
Check out the new Islands Museum on Büyükada that tells about the history and culture of the islands through documents, artefacts, and film. Closed Mondays, admission 4 lira.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out
- Nature / wildlife