Burgazada

Local nameBurgaz Adası
LocationIstanbul, Turkey

Burgazada, Burgaz Adası, or shortly Burgaz is the third largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, Turkey.

It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar district of Istanbul. Burgazada is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. In 2003, Burgazada suffered a terrible forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of its entire woodland.

The island consists of a single hill 2 kilometres across. Demetrius I of Macedon, one of the Diadochi of Alexander the Great, built a fort here and named it after his father Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The island took this name, but is generally known by the Turks today as simply "Burgaz."

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Opening hours

Please check the ferry timetables on the websites.

Admission

Ticket of the regular ferry to the Princes' Islands: 3.50 TL with IstanbulCard, 5 TL with token

Fast ferry tickets: from Kabataş (European side): 7.10 TL with IstanbulCard, 9 TL with token

From Bostancı (Asian side): 4.25 TL with IstanbulCard, 5.50 TL with token

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgazada

Ferry Timetable http://en.sehirhatlari.istanbul/en/timetable/besiktas-kinaliada-burgazada-3486.html

Coordinates 40°52'47.843" N 29°3'43.847" E

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