What To Expect
Fener is derived from a Greek word fanari, meaning 'lantern' or 'lighthouse' in Turkish. It was a district of prominent and predominantly Romaic (Greek Orthodox) families up to the beginning of the 20th century. It is the part of Istanbul where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is situated.
You will learn about the story of Phanariotes, who served as dragomans to the Ottoman government and to foreign embassies. If you are interested in visiting a Byzantine Church or in seeing the only church made of iron and steel in the world, do not miss this walk.
Get ready to see houses, pavements, palaces and other structures of the area which are being protected by a UNESCO project succesfully implemented over the last decade.
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
Byzantine Church of Muhliotissa
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
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