A charming part of the Princes' Islands off the Marmara coast, Heybeliada, which used to be called "Demonisos" and "Halki," is somewhat lifeless in winter with much fewer visitors compared to the sunny days of summer.
Instead, the island's large population of street cats rule over Heybeliada, the second biggest island among the Princes' Islands.
Acting like the island's guards, they are everywhere, also receiving the locals' companionship and help.
Having remained a fishing village until the 19th century and boasting a Greek heritage of monasteries and churches, Heybeliada is a popular place for Istanbulites, one hour from the city and accessible by ferries every day. As there are no crowds of people on the island, the amount of street cats is apparent. They either wander around in groups or stay on the pier alone.
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