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Gokceada Travel Guide: 93 reviews and 221 photos

THE LARGEST ISLAND OF TURKEY

Imbrasos, "the God of the Fertile on the desert island" is known today as Gokceada.it is the island of Poseidon the God of the Sea in Homeros'Illiada.It was first taken into the land of the Ottoman Empire in 1456.Turks,Greeks all lived together in peace about 471 years under the reign of the Ottoman Empire.it was under military accupation by Italians in the Balkan War I st.it was occupied by the British Forces for a little time of period.In 1923, as a result of the Lausanne Treaty it became a Turkish land in act.

Windy Island

Gokceada has boundless,sandy beaches,clean sea and there are churches,mosques,monasteries,old greek houses and modern examples of architecture where the different cultures come together in the island.Also Gokceada is the 4th Island of the world from the point pf plenty of fresh water sources in the world.According to legend the name of Imbros comes from ancient Greek and means "Windy Island".

ghost villages

Island has 9 villages and a township centre.There are Kalekoy,Eski bademli,Yeni bademli,Zeytinlikoy,Tepekoy,Derekoy,Ugurlu,Eselek and Sirinkoy and four of them are under protection.

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  • Pros:if you want to see an untouched greek village in Turkey,its really unique
  • Last visit to Gokceada: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2003
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  • Mar 31, 2006 at 7:15 AM

    Mehraba - lovely pictures -- i just returned from Turkey - November 05 -- only visited Istanbul and Boyabat (Sinop) ---- Its is beautiful country. Was hunting for information on paris - --- travelling 2nd week of April --- and reached your Turkey page.

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    Aug 20, 2005 at 6:07 AM

    Merhaba, Gokceada sayfalarinizi izyaret ettim ve cok begendim, elinize saglik.

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    May 21, 2004 at 5:22 AM

    Your information about Gokceada is very interesting. I had not thought about visiting there but maybe now I will give it a try.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 9:35 AM

    Looks like a lovely island! Great tips and photos!

  • maykal's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2003 at 1:06 PM

    Cok guzel bir ada gorunuyor...Gokceada'yi ziyaret etmek istedim, ama maalesef vaktim bitti...belki gelecek zamada oraya gidecem ;@P Guzel bir sayfa

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2003 at 6:57 AM

    Lovely page and nice tips

  • Oct 5, 2003 at 3:12 AM

    Nice home page, beautiful phtographs and nice tips...

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2003 at 1:33 AM

    Beautiful page. I like your photos

  • Yiannis2000's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 4:45 AM

    Great page, thanks! Imbroz is high on my wish list...

  • Irine_29's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 1:46 AM

    i just love those pics on the track in your home page, so cool...;-) Samothraki and its mountain Saos are simply gorgeous! u should visit some day! thank u :-)

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