Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum

The home of world-famous Turkish writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık was redesigned as a museum in 1959, and in accordance with the author’s will, opened it doors free of charge. The museum was renovated in 2013. Readers of his work and literary fans can view important letters, belongings and other documents pertaining to the writer’s life and his famous novels.

Address: Çayır Sokak No:15, Burgazada, Istanbul / Turkey

Telephone: +90 (216) 381 20 60

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:30

The House of Reşat Nuri Güntekin

The mansion of the famous Turkish novelist on the island is one of the places that must be visited.

Address: Yılmaz Türk Street, Büyükada-Maden Mh., Adalar, No:119 Istanbul / Turkey

Telephone: +90 (216) 382 52 80

Rum Yetimhanesi (Greek Orphanage)

The wooden building was constructed in 1898, and designed for use as a casino. It is Europe’s largest and the World’s second largest wooden building. In 1903, the building was converted into a Greek orphanage it closed in 1964 and has remained closed to this day.

Address: Adalar, Büyükada-Maden Mh. Turkey

Telephone: +90 (216) 382 52 80

Aya Yorgi Church

If you come to Büyükada, you have to climb to its summit and to the St Yorgi Monastery, which was built in 1751. The church was built in 1905 and opened in 1909. The church is a sacred place for Eastern Orthodox Christians and has a restaurant that serves home-brewed wine, simple dishes and appetizers.

Address: Sanatoryum Yolu Sk, Büyükada – Nizam Mh., Istanbul / Turkey

Telephone: +90 (216) 382 52 80

Museum of the Princes’ Islands (Çınar Museum Grounds)

Funded through donations from residents of the island, the cultural enterprise of the ‘Foundation of the Islands’ Adaevi was formed, and in July 2010 after 3 months of work the Museum of the Princes’ Islands Çınar Museum Grounds emerged. Temporary exhibitions of short documentaries, photographs and interesting themes are held throughout the year.

Address: Çınar Caddesi Müze Alanı, Büyükada / Adalar – ISTANBUL

Telephone: +90 (216) 382 52 80

Opening Hours: Between the months of December and February: 09:00 – 18:00

Between the months of March and November: 09:00 – 19:00

Aya Nikola Hangar Museum Grounds are closed on Mondays.

Price Range: Entry Fee: 5 TL Discounted: 3 TL Groups: 3 TL