If you are looking for an Istanbul city break with a difference, or a Turkish island beach holiday with some added excitement then look no further than the Princes' Islands.
Stay in the Karamanyan, a beautifully restored Ottoman house, which has been converted into apartments. Sleeping from 4 to 6 people, these self-catering apartments are conveniently located on Heybeliada, the second largest of the islands. It isn't too late to book for Spring or Summer 2013 and it can work out more cost-effective than staying in an Istanbul hotel - click here for prices.
Turkey may be one of the UK's top holiday destinations, but Istanbul's Princes' Islands are still well off the beaten track for foreign visitors. Mostly visited only by day-trippers from Istanbul, the Princes' Islands are a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Despite this, they are only 45 minutes by ferry from the historic sites of Istanbul. The Princes' Islands offer a choice of relaxing Turkish beach clubs so you really can have it all - a holiday combining history and culture with sea, sun sand and relaxation.
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Don't just take our word for it, read about the Islands in the UK press.