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Walking by the sea on the Büyükada.

Hosted by a member of the Istanbul Walking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 27 Feb 13:15 - 18:00

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This Sunday, we will be walking by the sea!

Join us on 27 th of February as we re hiking on Büyükada. Büyükada "Big Island"; or Prínkēpos (Romanized) is the largest of the Princes’ Islands. A convent on Büyükada was the place of exile for the Byzantine empresses Irene, Euphrosyne, Theophano, Zoe and Anna Dalassena. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February Protected content , Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Büyükada, his first station in exile. Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid was born on the island.

We will walk around 9 km on the island. During our hike we ll have several breaks including Ayia Yorgi Church and Monastery.The hike is expected to take around four and a half hours (including breaks time) with Protected content of ascent.This is an easy hike so everybody can attend.Please wear comfortable shoes and trouser.You should bring your own lunch and at least 0,5 litre water.If you have a thermos with hot water you can enjoy your tea while relaxing in the woods of Büyükada.

Boat from Kabataş departs at 11:05 to Büyükada.This boat stops at Kadiköy and departs again to Büyükada at 11:20 to and reachs the island at 12:50. The Mavi Marmara Boat from Bostancı departs at 12:30 and reachs the Büyükada at 13:10 We ll meet up infront of the Büyükada ferry station and start our hike at 13:15 sharp.

At the end of hike we could have a meal together at the island. The ones who dont want to stay for dinner can take the 18:05 boat to Kadiköy/Kabataş.