Ideal for either armchair travel or a walking tour, this book is the first comprehensive guide in English to the charming andromantic Princes' Islands, the small archipelago just off the Asian shore of İstanbul. Author John Freely brings alive the colorful history of the Princes' Islands as a Byzantine place of exile and an Ottoman summer retreat, and his descriptions of the islands today include useful listings of the most important villas, churches, monasteries and other sights of interest. Also included is a practical guide to accommodations, services, and recreational facilities.
John Freely is the author of Blue Guide İstanbul, Strolling through İstanbul, İstanbul: The Imperial City, Companion Guide to Turkey, and dozens of other acclaimed titles on turkey and Greece. A native New Yorker, Freely first came to İstanbul in 19060 as a teacher at Robert Collage and is now
a member of the Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University faculty