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Burgazada (meaning "Fortress Island"; Greek: Αντιγόνη, Antigoni) is the third largest of the Prince Islands, a single hill 2 km across. Demetrius I of Macedon, one of the Diadochi (Successors) of Alexander the Great, built a fort here and named it after his father Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The island took this name, but today is generally known by the Turks simply as "Burgaz" (Turkish for "fort"). In 2003 Burgaz suffered a forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of woodland.
Burgaz is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. At his favourite restaurant in Kalpazankaya (the counterfeiters rock) one will also find his bronze statue enjoying the view with a glass of rakı freshly filled everyday by the restaurant owners.
Thie house to the right is one of the many historical reformed mansions of the island, the one to the left is to be reformed
Very traditional and priceless homes for their location, for their history and for their great significance in the cultural life of this extraordinary land

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