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ISLAND Sailing - ⛵️(Sold out)

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Sailing Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 03 Feb 12:00 - 18:00

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Sailing ⛵️ to an amazing island 🌴 on an awesome weather.. Next Sunday looks very promising!!

We will have a full day of Sunday sailing activity with well known, 30 years of experienced English instructors. Four hours of REAL sailing experience, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are all welcome!! The boats are the finest in their category. We will have maximum 8 people on each boat to make learning easier and practicing better.

We will spend an extra 2 hours on the island to have lunch, do site seeing, walking, biking, and/or visiting Sait Faik Abasiyanik museum.

Price for the boat rental, instructor fee and lunch is 250tl. Lunch options are meat balls (köfte) or fish including one soft drink.

Burgazada, Burgaz Adası, or shortly Burgaz (Greek: Αντιγόνη, Antigoni) 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 Protected content , 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 (Successors) of Alexander the Great, built a fort (Greek: Pyrgos for fort/tower) 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."

Historically, the island has been inhabited chiefly by the Greek minority, whereas in the 20th century, many Jews from Istanbul have settled in Burgazada. In recent years, with the dwindling of minority populations of Turkey, the local population balance has shifted towards that of Istanbul in general.