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Islands in Turkey
Written by Dikshya Shaw on January 11, 2022 Share on

Islands In Turkey

Turkey houses many exciting and marvellous things to see and witness. Turkey is popular for its several cultural connections to ancient empires and also consists of many beautiful islands. However, apart from all these, the islands in Turkey are something worth exploring. Read on to the blog to know more about the different islands in Turkey.

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4 Islands In Turkey

With an uncountable number of islands to visit in Turkey, visitors face utter difficulty to choose their favourite. The country’s islands exhibit a different magical sense, which is hard to be found in the islands anywhere else. Read about the 4 best islands in Turkey and plan your vacation accordingly.

  1. Akdamar Island
  2. Bozcaada Island
  3. Cunda Island
  4. Chios Island

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1. Akdamar Island

Akdamar Island, Islands in Turkey
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Renowned as the ‘Island of Tolerance’, Akdamar Island is the largest Island in Lake Van. Surrounding the island present are steep rocks that reach up to 80 metres to the sky. Overall, the Island provides a spellbound view of the surroundings and; in spring, it reaches another level of otherworldly feeling with trees blooming with colourful flowers in the background. The Island covers a total area of 70,000 square metres and has a coastal length of 3 kilometres, with the highest point being 1,912 metres. The Turkish Island also houses a splendid Akdamar Cathedral.

Even though it has been now converted to a monument museum, it still holds its religious heritage. This is one of the reasons why it is known to be the most popular island in Turkey. Moreover, the church is open for prayer once a year. If you are here in the migratory seasons, you can be able to find the island-studded with white-winged migratory birds. In addition, Akdamar island is a famous spot for picnickers. After sightseeing, you can go for a swim or even enjoy yourself around the almond groves surrounding the island.

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2. Bozcaada Island

Bozcaada Island
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If you are looking for a place to experience peace, Bozcaada Island, situated among the historical ruins and old Greek houses, is one of the best islands for you in Turkey. Did you know this island is the third-largest island in the nation and also one amongst the two islands lying in the Aegean Sea? Bozcaada Island is much popular for its vineyards, beautiful historic monuments, serene beaches having crystal clear waters, windmills and pretty houses.

The island is surrounded by rocky cliffs, for which it is known to be a rocky and high island. Additionally, you will be able to indulge in a tasty meal in the surrounding restaurants and at Ayazma beach whilst appreciating the beauty of the place. Take pleasure in indulging in different seafood and island made wines. In addition, a bike trip around the island completes an adventure-thrilling journey to the island.

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3. Cunda Island

Cunda Island, Islands in Turkey
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Cunda Island is another perfect spot if you want to have a peaceful vacation. It is an enchanting Aegean resort town known as Alibey Island. Here, you will find several monasteries, churches and mosques. As you can see in the picture above, a hue of blue and green fills the whole place. Once here, you will forget about all your troubles and find peace and calm while gazing at nature.

In addition, large and small restaurants along the shore serve fish. Moreover, you will be able to find several neoclassical buildings surrounded by olive and pine trees which attract visitors. Take enjoyment in discovering Cunda Island. Here, the back streets are filled with disintegrated Greek houses and massive Taksiyarhis Church. Once you visit the church, you will feel as if you have gone back a 100 years.

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4. Chios Island

Chios Island
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There are various Greek islands along the western and eastern coasts of Turkey. You can make a planning itinerary which will cover the holidays in both the countries- Greece and Turkey. Chios is situated on the northeastern coast of Aegean, and it is where you can swim freely. Here, the surrounding trees have great medicinal properties which are used to treat all kinds of ailments. 

Additionally, the place is quite popular for mastic gum production. Moreover, the magical gum grows on different trees in the shape of a tear. Moreover, it is also known to be a tear that relieves and heals. Not only it is about the mastic gum, but here, you can also grab a beer and a few shrimps from the restaurants.

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Tips for your Turkey Vacation

  • It is suggestible that you should research well before planning your itinerary.
  • Use public transport or even carry an International adapter.
  • Make sure to get vaccinated before travelling.
  • Book an appropriate accommodation and learn a few popular Turkish words.
  • Dress according to the occasion and respect the culture.

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Frequently Asked Questions for your Turkey Vacation

Which island is the largest in Turkey?

The island, Imbros, is the largest island in Turkey.

How many islands are there in Turkey?

In Turkey, there are about 500 islands.

How much money do I need to plan a tour to Turkey?

For a solo traveller, you need INR 64,782, for a couple, you need INR 10,5437, and for a family of 4, you need INR 78,482.

Are Turkish people amiable?

Yes, Turkish people are amicable.

Is Turkey safe at night?

Yes, Turkey is safe for almost everyone at night.

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I hope the article ‘Islands in Turkey’ is an informative blog on the different islands of the country. Plan your vacation accordingly to explore and have fun in the various impressive islands in the huge land. Choose one among the best ones located there. Check out the website Pickyourtrail to find out about new and impressive deals. Also, book a Turkey holiday package and customise your Turkey itinerary according to your wish. 

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