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Heybeliada is the second largest of the Princes' Islands in the MarmaraSea near Istanbul. It has a lenghth of 2.7 km from north to south and a width of 1.2 km from east to west. Heybeliada was known as “Demonisos” or “Chalki” in the past.

Kınalıada (Greek: Proti and Akoni) is one of the Princes' Islands in the Marmara Sea near Istanbul and is the closest island to Istanbul’s port with the distance of 6.5 miles. Its distance to the Anatolian side of Istanbul is 3.5 miles.

In Byzantine times a number of monasteries were built here, and the islands served both as summer resorts and a place for exiles. Copper was mined in Heybeli Ada. On this island

Istanbul is the heart of turkey, the only city in the world on two continents and the most populated city in Europe. The country has over 2000 years of history and is the former capital of three successive empires, the Christian, Islamic and Ottoman Empires.

Located on a cliff top overlooking a large bay and tiny island with white sandy beaches.There is also pretty Light House buily in the 14th century. Sile Bezi is famous cloth made by local women embroider handmade in the region of Sile.

Sile has been a fishing village here since 700BC and a lighthouse since the Ottoman period. Today, Sile is a beach resort popular with people who want a resort atmosphere without having to go to the expense of travelling to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Spice Bazaar is a must-experience for foodies visiting Istanbul. Also known as the Egyptian Market, or Misir Çarsisi, in Turkish, this market dates back to 1664 and is the second-oldest covered shopping area in Istanbul.

The ancient Greek colonists chose Halic or Golden Horn to be the site for Byzantium. The natural harbor made it convenient for sea traffic-both commercial and martial.

Anadolu Kavağı (Anatolian Land) is in the district Beykoz of Asian Side of Istanbul. It is the last stop on the Bosphorus before the Black Sea and beyond.

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