St. Savior Chora Church
One Of the oldest Byzantine church is a hidden gem by İt’s varicolored 14th century frescoes from Old Testament and mosaics from New Testament. Visiting this impressive church is like reading the whole book of Bible while following the iconography turning the pages .
İn the last centuries of Byzantium, many important public figures, even emperors, tortured or put to death in this prison
The Church of Panaghia Blachernae
İt was the most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin in Constantinople and it’s holy spring was one of the most popular for it’s life giving powers.
Cabir Mosque /Atık Mustafa Mosque
The building distinguished by being the only cross-domed Byzantine church remaining in the city from the ninth century. The robe of Mary which was brought from Jerusalem to Constantinople by two Christian nobles kept here until Justinian ordered to be taken to the Church of Blachernae.
The Church of St. Demetrius Kanabu (from outside)
It served as the Patriarchal church from 1597 until 1601.
The Church of Panaghia Balinu(from outside)
The history of the church reaches back to the 16th century. Over the entrance there is a relief of a double -headed eagle, similar to the eagle of the Patriarchal Church of St.George.
Ferruh Kethuda Mosque
It was built by the İmperial Architect of Sinan in 1562.
The Armenian Church of Surp Hirasdagabet
Before 17th century, it was a Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel. This church presented by Ottoman Sultan Murad IV to Armenians in need of a new Gregorian church in Balat.
The Ahrida Synagogue, built in 1427 by Jewish immigrants from Ohri in Macedonia, it’s important being one of the few surviving Byzantine Synagogues. Teva’s shape like ship’s bow. The bow shape either represents Noah’s Ark or the ship brought Sephardim Jews from Spain to İstanbul.
The Patriarchate and the Church of St. George
The Church of St.George, is a world center of Orthodox Christianity as the Vatican is for Catholicism .The wooden iconostasis covered in gold-leaf, two master carvers made over a period of 40 years, is a beautiful example of the woodcarver’s art.
The Greek Lycée of Fener
İt is a majestic red brick building with it’s distinctive architectural style is one of the impressive on the Golden Horn. Great School of Fener ,known in Turkish as the Red School, is Turkey’s most ancient educational institution.
The Church of Mouchliotissa (St. Mary of Mongols)
It is a rose-red Byzantine Church was founded in about 1292. This church is architectural interest due to it’s unusual four-leaf cover plan. It’s the sole Byzantine sanctuary which has remained in Greek hands since Byzantine times.
* Please note during the summer months and holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you to book our tour as soon as you can, once your plans are firm. Please ask for the availability.
* There is no hotel pick-up or drop off, our meeting point is in the old city. We will send you the meeting point details upon booking your tour.
*We only use public transport in this tour, there is no vehicle.