The island is on the sea of Marmara, it is one of the four islands of Istanbul. The island is closer Asian side of İstanbul. Emperor Justinian I had built a monastery and palace on the island in 569 A.D.There are several buildings on the island such as Aya Yorgi Church and monastery, the Agios Dimitrios Church and Hamidiye Mosque.
Today, about 7,000 people live on the island (Turks, Greeks and Jews). Except service vehicles, other vehicles with motor are forbidden.
Instead of driving or riding you can rent a bcycle or carriage,also you can take a short round-trip (45 min.) by horse carriages.There are lots of restaurants,cafes on the shore,you can spend time.