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Burgazada is the third largest of the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara.nThe most popular place in the island is the Bayrak Hill, which has a panoramic view. Like the other islands, Burgazada is secluded and was occupied in the past by ascetics and monks.nOn the summit of Bayrak Hill is the ruin of Christos Monastery from the 9th century. One of its most famous inhabitants was the Turkish writer Sait Faik. The mansion house in which the author died in 1954 serves today as the Museum of Sait Faik open to visitors. Opposite the museum is the Aghios Ioannes Church, which is believed to date from the Byzantine Period.

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