Heybeliada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

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Heybeliada of Princes' Islands Self-Guided Walking Tour with FREE Roundtrip Boat Ticket & Audio Guide

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Discover Heybeliada on Your Own Pace

Experience the charm of Heybeliada, the second largest of the Princes' Islands, with your free Roundtrip Ferry Tickets between Kabatas and Heybeliada, and a specially curated free audio guide included in the Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Uncover the island's rich history, explore its landmarks like the Naval High School and Hagios Georgios Monastery, and stroll through its picturesque streets. Perfect for all travelers, this self-guided tour ensures you see the best of Heybeliada at your own pace. Enhance your visit today with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®.

About The Heybeliada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

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Duration - Approximately 20 Minutes

Audio Guide - English



Professionally curated audio guide for a self-exploration



Experience Heybeliada's unique blend of historical and natural attractions.

Explore the historic Naval High School and its significance.

Visit the cliffside Hagios Georgios Monastery with its fascinating history.

See the ruins of the late 19th-century Hagios Spyridon Monastery.

Admire the 19th-century Greek Orthodox Hagios Nikolaos Church and its sacred spring.

Stroll past Heybeliada's beautiful 19th-century mansions.

Understand the significance of the Halki Theological Seminary and other important landmarks.

Relax and unwind at Heybeliada's picturesque beaches.

Immerse yourself in the island's rich folklore and local legends.


About the Heybeliada Island Audio Guide

Unlock the charm of Heybeliada, the second largest of the Princes' Islands, with our comprehensive audio guide, available free with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Discover the island's rich history, stunning landscapes, and hidden gems at your own pace. Our audio guide provides detailed insights into Heybeliada's landmarks, from the historic Naval High School to the serene Hagios Georgios tou Kremnou Monastery. Whether you're wandering through picturesque streets lined with 19th-century mansions or relaxing on its beautiful beaches, our guide ensures you won't miss a thing. Perfect for solo travelers and families alike, this self-guided tour lets you experience the best of Heybeliada with ease and convenience. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to enhance your visit with the Istanbul Tourist Pass®.

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This is an audio guide for your self-exploration. Start your journey whenever you'd like!

How To Get There?

Getting to Heybeliada is a straightforward and beautiful journey, with multiple transportation options available to suit different schedules and preferences. Here’s a detailed guide on how to get to this enchanting island:

FREE Roundtrip Tickets:

To get your FREE tickets you need to get to Kabatas Dentur Pier. Only ferries from and to Kabatas Dentur Pier are subject to be used. 

You can pay your ticket fee and reach the Island by using alternatives if you wish.

Other Ferries and Sea Buses

The most popular and actually the only way to travel to Heybeliada is by sea, with various services operating from different parts of Istanbul:

Istanbul City Lines Ferries: (Şehir Hatları) Depart from Kabataş and take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Heybeliada. These ferries offer a leisurely and picturesque ride, allowing you to enjoy the views of the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.

Istanbul Sea Buses (IDO): These high-speed sea buses also depart from Kabataş, reaching Heybeliada in about 20 minutes. They offer a quicker alternative to traditional ferries while still providing a comfortable journey.

Mavi Marmara: This service departs from Bostancı and takes about 40 minutes to reach Heybeliada. It’s a convenient option for those on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Turyol, Prens Tour, and Dentur: These private sea motor services offer trips to Heybeliada from various points, including Kabataş and Bostancı. The journey times are similar, providing flexibility in your travel plans.

Sea Taxi: For those looking for a more private and direct route, sea taxis are available from different points along the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. This option provides the convenience of setting your own schedule.

Departure Points and Travel Times

From Kabataş: Traditional ferries take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, while sea buses take around 40 minutes.

From Bostancı: Sea motors reach Buyukada in about 40 minutes.

From Kartal: Sea motors take approximately 20 minutes to reach the island.

The frequency and availability of these services vary depending on the season and the day of the week. Generally, there are two main schedules: summer and winter. During the summer months, services are more frequent to accommodate the influx of tourists. On weekends, there are typically more departures compared to weekdays.

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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour. You can self-explore Heybeliada Island on your own pace while listening to the provided audio guide on your own smartphone.
  • To get your FREE tickets you need to get to Kabatas Dentur Pier. Only ferries from and to Kabatas Dentur Pier are subject to be used.  

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All About Heybeliada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide

Heybeliada, the second-largest of the Princes' Islands, offers a charming blend of natural beauty and rich history. The island's tranquil atmosphere and historical landmarks make it a must-visit destination near Istanbul.

Why Visit Heybeliada? Is It Worth It?

Heybeliada, one of the charming Princes' Islands, offers a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Here are some compelling reasons why a visit to Heybeliada is well worth your time:

Tranquil Atmosphere

Heybeliada provides a peaceful retreat with its car-free streets and serene environment. The island's quiet charm and laid-back lifestyle offer a stark contrast to the energetic pace of Istanbul.

Historical Significance

The island is steeped in history, with landmarks such as the Naval High School, Kamariotissa Church, and the Hagios Georgios and Hagios Spyridon monasteries. Each site offers a glimpse into the island's rich past and its importance over the centuries.

Architectural Beauty

Heybeliada boasts beautiful 19th-century mansions and well-preserved historical buildings. Strolling through streets lined with these architectural treasures provides a visual feast for history and architecture enthusiasts.

Natural Beauty

The island's lush greenery, scenic hills, and pristine beaches make it a haven for nature lovers. Whether you're hiking up Hope Hill or relaxing on one of the island's beaches, Heybeliada's natural beauty is sure to captivate you.

Cultural Experiences

Heybeliada offers a blend of cultural experiences, from the annual Independence Day march with the naval band to small-scale open-air concerts in the summer. These events provide an opportunity to engage with the local culture and traditions. The island is also rich with folklore and legends that add a magical touch to your visit. Stories of ancient monasteries and local myths enhance the island's mystique and charm.


Heybeliada is easily accessible from Istanbul, with regular ferries from various points such as Kabataş, Kadıköy, and Bostancı. The journey itself offers scenic views of the Sea of Marmara and the other Princes' Islands.

With its quiet streets, scenic spots, and lack of cars, Heybeliada is perfect for relaxation and recreation. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride, a peaceful walk, or a day at the beach to unwind and rejuvenate.

Heybeliada is definitely worth a visit. Its combination of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness provides a unique and enriching experience. With the Heybeliada audio guide included in the Istanbul Tourist Pass®, you can explore the island's many attractions at your own pace, making your visit even more enjoyable and informative.

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Heybeliada Island Roundtrip Boat Ticket with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Heybeliada?

You can reach Heybeliada by taking a ferry from Kabataş, Kadıköy, Bostancı, or Kartal. Ferries are operated by Istanbul City Lines, Istanbul Sea Buses, and several private companies.

How long does the ferry ride to Heybeliada take?

The ferry ride takes about 30 minutes from Bostancı, 20 minutes from Kartal, 30 minutes from Kabataş by sea bus, and 1 hour and 30 minutes by ferry.

Are there cars on Heybeliada?

No, motor vehicles are generally not allowed on the island. Transportation is typically by bicycle, electric vehicle, or on foot.

What are some must-see attractions on Heybeliada?

Key attractions include the Naval High School, Kamariotissa Church, the monasteries of Hagios Georgios and Hagios Spyridon, and the 19th-century mansions.

Can I visit Heybeliada year-round?

Yes, Heybeliada is accessible year-round, and local people live there all year long. However, it is most popular during the summer months when the weather is pleasant, and more activities are available.

Are there any beaches on Heybeliada?

Yes, Heybeliada has several beaches where you can relax and swim, such as Ada Beach Club and Aquarium Bay.

Is Heybeliada suitable for a day trip?

Absolutely. Heybeliada is perfect for a day trip from Istanbul, offering plenty to see and do within a single day.

Are there restaurants and cafes on Heybeliada?

Yes, the island has a variety of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy local cuisine and refreshments. Try fresh seafood and Greek mezes.

Is there any accommodation available on Heybeliada?

Yes, there are several hotels and guesthouses if you wish to stay overnight.

What activities are available on Heybeliada?

Activities include swimming, hiking, cycling, attending cultural events, and exploring historical sites.

Can I bring my bicycle to Heybeliada?

Yes, you can bring your bicycle on the ferry, and cycling is a popular way to explore the island. You can also rent bicycles in Heybeliada.

What does the name Heybeliada mean?

The name Heybeliada means Saddlebag Island in Turkish, referring to the valley between the island's two hills. The Greek name for this island is Halki.

How big is Heybeliada?

Heybeliada covers an area of approximately 2.35 square kilometers. It is a relatively small island but it is still the second biggest island along Princes' Islands.

What is the Greek name for Heybeliada?

The Greek name for Heybeliada is Halki or Halkitis, deriving from the Greek word halkos, meaning copper.

How to reach Heybeliada?

You can reach Heybeliada by taking a ferry from various locations in Istanbul, such as Kabataş, Kadıköy, Bostancı, and Kartal. Ferries are operated by Istanbul City Lines, Istanbul Sea Buses, and private companies.

Can I swim in Heybeliada?

Yes, you can swim at several beaches on Heybeliada, including Ada Beach Club and Aquarium Bay.

Is Heybeliada worth it?

Yes, Heybeliada is definitely worth visiting for its beautiful landscapes, historical sites, relaxing beaches, and charming atmosphere.

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