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Marmara Islands

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Marmara Islands

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Marmara Islands (Turkish: Marmara Adaları) are an archipelago in the Sea of Marmara (Turkey), located in its mid-west portion, near its exit to Aegean Sea (Dardanelles).

  • Not to be confused with Prince’s Islands, which are also a group of islands in the Sea of Marmara a few miles off the Asian coast of Istanbul.



Other destinations


Marmara Islands constitute of four inhabited islands, namely Marmara Island, Avsa, Pasalimani, and Ekinlik, and a few more uninhabited islands, islets and rocks.

Marmara Islands are administerively a part of Balikesir Province.


Turkish is the native language spoken in the islands.

Get in

Year-round boats which can accommodate cars from Tekirdağ (on the northern/European coast of the Sea of Marmara; costs 15 TL/person) and Erdek (on the southern/Asian coast of the Sea of Marmara). There are also pessenger-only fast ferries [1] from Istanbul during summer months, which cost 40 TL/person (or 30 TL/person with a slower ferry departing on Satrdays).

Get around

Most ferries which connect mainland to the islands call at almost all inhabited islands, so they can also be used for hopping island to island. You’ll have no problems on inter-island transportation once you get to the harbour of any given island.






Stay safe


Islands’ telephone code is 266 (+90 266 when calling from out of Turkey).

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