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25 August 2022


Büyükada, the largest of the Princes’ Islands, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Apart from touring the island by bike and feeding yourself with delicious fish, there is one more thing you need to do in Büyükada: to go to the Aya Yorgi Monastery.

Aya Yorgi Church, with its old church built in 1751 and its later additions, is located in Yücetepe, the highest point of Büyükada. There is a widespread belief that wishes come true in the church, where many people from different faiths gather to meet in common prayers and wishes on April 23 and September 24 each year.

Apart from these dates, you can visit the church away from the crowds and fulfill an old tradition by making your wish without speaking and climbing Azap Yokuşu. In addition, an exquisite view awaits you at Yücetepe Country Casino

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