What you'll do
We will meet in the center of Büyükada day time and have a walk to the forest. We will walk through a hill for 20-30 minutes to reach to the forest. Depending on the season, we will explore the plants and I will give detailed information about the ones we see. (For example, in spring time the forest is full of Lavendula stoechas as known as French lavender) We will talk about what is the best time to pick them, how it should be consumed, etc. The forest road is totally safe. We will have a coffee/tea break with a nice view. You may need comfortable shoes and dress accordingly to the weather. And bring water to keep hydrated. The event might take longer than 2 hours. Please let me know if you want to keep it short. We end the tour in Lunapark Square. From here, I can either walk with you back to the center, or drop you off where you would like to go, or you can take horse carriages from the square.
Hi, I am Rana and I am living in Büyükada, the biggest of Prince Islands. I enjoy hiking in the forest, which has many different species of plants. The activity I want to host includes 2 hour walk on the island forest, observing different plants, sharing their medicinal properties, best time to pick them and best way to consume them (tea or oil). I am a natural soap maker and I pick these plants myself and use in my daily life, as well as my products. I recieved many courses on medicinal plants and aromatherapy. I am in love and amazed with everything the nature offers us. I would be glad to guide you around this beautiful forest and share my passion and knowledge.
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Where you'll be
Büyükada is a special island, with all the history it has. Personally, I find the forest of Büyükada a special place as well, since it has many different species of plants. Let’s talk about them! Some of them might even surprise you. The forest has a nice road for taking a walk. On the road, there is Europe’s biggest and world’s second biggest wooden building. And there is a very nice view terrace where we can have coffee/tea.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Children are welcome to the trip, but keep in mind we will be walking -a lot :) Please let me know in advance if you would prefer different hours for the event so we can reschedule. The experience is on even with one person.
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