What you'll do
Princes Islands are like diamonds to discover in Istanbul and autumn is the best time to come to the Islands because it's not crowded anymore. There are seven islands but four of them can be visited. In this experience, you will discover Princes Islands with a local cook, you will walk from the paths that you can never walk on your own, you will taste the best local street food. Here on these islands, there have been many different cultures, so the food is a mixture of these. I will first meet you at Heybeliada and eat börek (pastry) and drink tea. We will visit Değirmenburnu which is a very big national park with pine trees. We will visit a hidden monastary in the woods with a magnificent sea view and have a nice Turkish coffee there. After that, we will walk from a nice little beach. Then we will take the next ferry to Burgazada. On the ferry, it's a tradition to buy simit(Turkish bagel) and share it with the sea gulls from the backside of the ferry. When we arrive Burgazada, we will visit the best meyhane on the island by the beach and eat their delicious meze. Please write me your likes and dislikes for food (if you are vegan, vegetarian or gluten free) . After this nice meal, we can walk by the beach and have the best icecream.
I’m a nature lover cook living on an island of Istanbul. If you like to learn about me more, please check my instagram profile @princesislandistanbul I live in Kınalıada (Proti Island) which is one of the Princes Islands. I love everything about the islands, I feel very lucky to live here. From my childhood time, good food has amazed me, I always read about different countries' food, travel and taste new flavours. I studied American literature at the university and Management of Performing Arts as a second degree. I worked as a producer for ten years and take place in the team of big stage shows. I've got certificates from Edinburgh Botanic Garden and Culinary Arts Academy. By this experience, I would like to share my islander life with everyone who is interested in.
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Where you'll be
We will visit Heybeliada and Burgazada. In each of the island, you will visit unexpected places that you can not see alone. You can see a hidden monastry in the woods, you can pick up some mushrooms from nature..etc. In every season, there are so different things to do in the Princes Islands that you will have the need to attend this experience many times.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
According to the season or the date, I can have surprises for you, we can collect mushrooms if it is autumn or we can attend a street music festival when there is one. (Entrance fee is extra.) Think as if you will live the local islander life. (The alcholic drinks or other foods are extra)
Discover Princes Islands with a Local