Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:07

Heybeliada - Hüseyin Rahmi Evi

Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar (1864-1944), the renowned journalist, essayist and novelist. This is now a museum containing many interesting mementos of the writer’s life, as well as period furniture, pictures and other objects.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:05

Heybeliada - Abbas Hilmi’s Palace

At #5 Abbas Paşa Sokağı there remains only the crumbling wall that surrounded the palace; on this wall the visitor can see an Egyptian lotus motif incised in the pillars. The nearby houses at #7 and #9 Fettah Sokağı served as the selamlık, or men’s quarters, of Abbas Hilmi’s palace.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:03

Heybeliada - The Merit Halki Palas

The Merit Halki Palas Hotel is on the hillside above the large bay that indents the northwestern shore of the island. The original hotel on this site was built in the years 1852-62, most of its clients being the parents of students at the Greek Commercial School. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1991, but it was rebuilt in 1992 in its original elegant 19th century style, but with the addition of modern conveniences such as a swimming pool and gymnasium. The Halki Palas is ideally situated for those who would like to explore Heybeliada on foot, particularly along the pine-scented roads in the uninhabited southwestern end of the island.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:03

Heybeliada - The Heybeliada Water Sports Club

The Heybeliada Water Sports Club (Su Sporları Klübü) is on Değırmen Burnu, the northwestern promontory of the island. The promontory takes its name from a windmill (in Turkish, değirmen), which appears as a landmark in all views of the island going back to Ottoman times.

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