9 Things to Do in Heybeliada That You Shouldn't Miss

March 11, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best top things to do in Heybeliada, Turkey including Halki Theological School, Burgazada, Heybeliada Degirmenburnu Mesire Yeri, Inonu Evi Muzesi, Heybeliada Island, Alman Koyu, Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum, Ada Beach Club, Kinaliada.
Restaurants in Heybeliada

1. Halki Theological School

Umit tepesi No 5, Heybeliada 34973, Turkey +90 216 351 85 63
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Halki Theological School

The seminary is located on the site of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, founded by Patriarch Photius I almost a thousand years before the foundation of the theological school. In 1844, Patriarch Germanos IV converted the monastery into a school of theology, which was inaugurated on 1 October 1844. The facilities include the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, dormitories and the school's library.

Reviewed By SOFIAPAthens_Greece - ATHENS, Greece

There are no words to describe the feelings upon you enter this area!
Peace, Serenity, Awe.
We are waiting for the day that we will be able to joy the permition to re-open the Academy
A big congratulation to our Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, Metropolitan of Bursa, who is giving his best to keep the School alive!

Turkey
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4.5 based on 160 reviews

Burgazada

This island off the coast of Istanbul is part of the Princes Islands group and was the home of famed Turkish writer Sait Faik who died in 1954.

Reviewed By Serdar U

When you go to island there are few thing to do besides eating and drinking at restaurants.Going to "Kalpazankaya bay beach", Walking tour around island, visiting "Sait Faik Abasiyanik" museum, horse carrier tour around island( I am protesting the activity due to the horses life condition and situation). Walking tour is very good and healty for everybody without climbing part of the tour. You can reach to " kalpazankaya coast" and return back to start point using same route. Than after light sport you can go to sea food restaurant .

3. Heybeliada Degirmenburnu Mesire Yeri

Heybeliada iskelesine indikten sonra, saga (400) dortyuz metre yuruyus mesafesi, Heybeliada, Turkey +90 216 351 98 95
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4 based on 43 reviews

Heybeliada Degirmenburnu Mesire Yeri

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

After arrival by boat at Heybeliada pier,keep on the right side road along with the shore and after about 7-800 meters and so you are going to see the entrance of this picnic area.The fee is TL.4.50 which is about $.2.- per head.

4. Inonu Evi Muzesi

Refah Sehitleri Cad., Heybeliada, Turkey +90 216 351 84 49
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Inonu Evi Muzesi

Reviewed By TubaKoseogluOkcu - Istanbul, Turkey

This is the house where the second president of Republic of Turkey spent first his summers and later, major part of his life. Today it serves as a museum and is run by the İnönü Foundation, established by his children. The entrance is for free and it can be visited every day except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm.
This is a house with classical island architecture, a modest place with modest decoration. Fine samples of art deco style are everywhere in the house. Photographies in display demonstrate not only the ordinary family life but also the important events of the world and of the country during İsmet İnönü's presidency during which he played a major role.
I highly recommend this museum as it gives both a chance to have a glimpse of 1940s and 1950s daily life and have an understanding of modest presidency of those years.

5. Heybeliada Island

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4 based on 55 reviews

Heybeliada Island

Reviewed By Deborah S - Tel Aviv, Israel

Spring is the best season. I walked in the woods past the old Greek Orthodox cemetery, circled the entire island. Beautiful old wooden houses, great views from the streets at the top of the island. Visited the Wednesday market which is still quiet in April. The island is extremely busy in the summer. My favorite of all the Princes Islands.

6. Alman Koyu

Alp Gorungen yolu, Heybeliada, Turkey
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4 based on 9 reviews

Alman Koyu

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

İf you are touring Heybeliada by bicycle, this is one of the far and secret places of Heybeliada for some quiet athmosphere to relax nd swim.Pls do not go on Sunday as it is going to be very crowded.Good for budget savers.

7. Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum

Demirtas Sok. | Heybeliada, Adalar, Heybeliada, Turkey +90 216 351 09 25
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4 based on 12 reviews

Huseyin Rahmi Gurpinar Museum

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Museum is located in Heybeliada (one of the Princess Islands in Marmara Sea) in İstanbul.He is one of the most known and important story and novel writers in Turkish literatüre,therefore it is very good opportunity to see his house and belongings at this nicely protected home&museum while visiting the island.Road to the house is a little bit uphill through some forest and you will like the scenery very much.
Recommended.

8. Ada Beach Club

Camlik Mevki, Heybeliada, Turkey +90 216 351 17 70
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3 based on 35 reviews

Ada Beach Club

Reviewed By Bear5308 - London, United Kingdom

We hoped on the ferry from Kabatas - an easy hour on the IDO ferry - and walked to Ada from the port at Heybeliada expecting a delightful beach retreat...which it probably was 10 years ago. It is badly in breed of re-fit.
Note, it is a 45-60 minute walk from the port, or rent a bicycle/catch a horse drawn carriage.
Frankly, the place was falling apart, which is impressive for a few paths, a deck chair platform and a few pier lights. The loos were pretty bad and the main bar building had little to offer. They do not provide towels and the sun bed cushions have seen much better days.
This place could be fantastic - it is stuffed with potential but a total lack of maintenance or disinterest has led it to this appalling state...for which they still insist on charging 40TL (~£11-12). The beers changed price everything I bought one, but this wasn't like haggling at the Grand Bazaar.
Until they invest in the potential...AVOID.

9. Kinaliada

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4 based on 41 reviews

Kinaliada

One of the inhabited Princes' Islands where cars are not allowed and Istanbul residents maintain their summer homes.

Reviewed By junior1907 - Istanbul

Very easy to reach at the island by boats departing from Bostancı pier in Kadıköy of Asian side,this small island has many things to offer,like nice Beaches with always light breeze,small restaurants and cafes to cater all yr needs at different price categories,lots of small and narrow roads which will take you through island's different places with some amazing views.
Of course,prices of the eateries for fish and sea food are on the high side,
as price level of fish is always expensive at restaurants in any part of İstanbul,so also here,at the island's restaurants you can not eat at medium price level for fish.But it is worth to try once if you are able to afford it during yr tour in the island.You can also take one of the Horse carriages in order to make a tour through island which is very good way of exploring the island if you do not walk it around in about 75 to 90 minutes.Strongly recommended to have a tour in this island.Very good option.

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