Princes' Islands (crs)
Sea of Marmara
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During the Byzantine period, princes and other royalty were exiled on the islands, and later members of the Ottoman sultans family were exiled there too, lending the islands their present name. They were taken by the Ottoman fleet during the siege of Constantinople in 1453. During the 19th century the islands became a popular resort for Istanbul's wealthy, and Victorian era cottages and houses are still preserved on the largest of the Princes' Islands. The primary mode of transportation is by bicycle as well as horse and cart. Only modern emergency vehicles are allowed.
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