Istanbul Adalar District Guide

Adalar District Guide

Adalar district is located off the southern shores of the Anatolian side of İstanbul. The district consists of nine islands such as Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kınalıada, Sedefadası, Sivriada, Yassıada, Kaşık Island and Rabbit Island. The center of Adalar district is Büyükada. The islands are also called Prince Islands. Adalar district is known as an elite summer town. The district witnesses an intense domestic tourism movement in the summer months, so the population shows significant fluctuations during the year. On the other hand, the touristic aspect has provided an active population with a service sector in the district, especially in Buyukada. This sector takes its necessary workforce from the migration from outside to the islands. Also, there are many places to visit in Adalar like churches and monasteries. Check out the most comprehensive Adalar district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Adalar” or “How to get to Adalar?” in this guide.

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11 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Adalar? If you’re, our special Adalar district health guide will be helpful for you. In Adalar, there is 1 state hospital. You can get high-quality health services in many health instutitions in Adalar

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Adalar or real estate for rent in Adalar, you are on the right page. The prices of houses for sale in Adalar have increased by 9.22% in the last year. The average residential area is 123 square meters. The depreciation period of the houses for sale is around 31 years. The neighborhoods that gained the most value in Adalar district were Heybeliada, Nizam, Maden, Kınalıada, Burgazada respectively. On the other hand, the neighborhoods with the fastest return in Adalar district were Burgazada, Maden, Heybeliada, Nizam, Kınalıada. Since affordable and luxurious sites are built in these regions, it is preferred by those who want to invest. You can make the most correct investment by examining our ads for apartment options for sale from Adalar real estate agent. You can also add your listings easily if you are selling or renting a house in different neighborhoods of Adalar.

Accommodation in Adalar district is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. In Adalar, close to the city center, it is possible to find hotels in all-inclusive concept and accommodation options that serve in bed and breakfast, half board and room concepts only. You can stay in Adalar hotels suitable for the needs of visitors coming to Adalar for business and tourism purposes. You can find a lot of accommodation alternatives in Adalar.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Adalar” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Adalar” questions in this guide. Choose your destination, click on the guide and start discovering Adalar deeply now. The district has a lot of places to visit. Adalar district has always kept its importance throughout the history. Historical events in the islands have left many traces in the streets and historical buildings. Aya Yorgi Hill and Aya Yorgi Church in Büyükada are the most important places to visit in Adalar district. Bicycle trips are other activities that can be done in Buyukada. In addition, there are nine Greek Orthodox, one Armenian, one Latin Church and one Jewish Synagogue in Büyükada. Buyukada Greek OrphanageBuyukada Clock TowerAdalar Museum and Hamidiye Mosque are other places to visit in Buyukada. There are also beautiful picnic areas on the island. You can swim in Naki Bey and Prenses Bay beaches in Buyukada. Heybeliada hosted important figures of Turkish literature. Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar Museum must be seen. Its lush green groves, beaches and charming architecture are among the features that make this island popular. Heybeliada is famous for its magnificent monasteries. Aya Tiriada Church and Aya Nikola Church are among the historical buildings to visit. You can also visit Aya Yani Church in Burgazada. For more, check out our guide now!

Due to its geographical location, it is possible to reach the Adalar only by sea. You can go to Adalar by ferry and sea buses.

City Lines Ferry Services: Kabataş – Kadıköy – Kınalıada – Burgazada – Heybeliada – Büyükada and Bostancı – Kınalıada – Burgazada – Heybeliada – Büyükada

İstanbul Sea Buses (IDO) Services: Kabataş – Kınalıada – Burgazada – Heybeliada – Büyükada – Bostancı

In addition, ferry services are organized from the islands to Bostancı, Maltepe, Kabataş, Kartal and Yalova.

The frequency of ferry services also varies on weekdays and weekends. Related ferry services can be tracked using timetables.

Urban transportation is provided by electric vehicles in Adalar.


Enes Sahin

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