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The grandest of the Princes Islands, just two square miles wiht a population of 7,000, this is the one to explore if you only have time for one. Have a fish lunch by the sea. Take a phaeton and leave your cares behind... The lovely architecture includes the Splendid Palas hotel, where Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson stayed in 1936, and Sivastopol Köşkü, the villa where Trotsky spent more than three years in exile from 1929, writing his autobiography, an episode told by Norman Stone in Cormucopia 28. The island was also visited in Cornucopia 16, one of the magazine's rare issues, and is described by resident Owen Matthews in the Princes Isands issue, Cornucopia 53,  

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