Princes’ Islands of Istanbul

A must see in Istanbul is definitely the Princes’ Islands (Kızıl Adalar). A chain of the four larger islands and five smaller ones is located in the Marmara Sea close to Istanbul.

The name Princes’ Islands goes back to the time of the Byzantine period, where princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands. During the nineteenth century the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul’s wealthy people.

My sister and I visited the Princes’ Islands on a very hot day in August. (more…)