What To Expect
Balat is located on the southern shores of the Golden Horn. It is one of the Jewish districts where Jews were re-settled during the time of the Ottoman Empire.
We walk in Balat and find ourselves in intriguing streets with amazingly colorful life. Synagogues, Armenian churches, Romaic churches, Byzantine remnants and Ayazma's are part of today's adventure. Although once it had seven synagogues, now it has only two in good condition: Ahrida and Yambol Synagogues.
The cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, the city walls and the ruins of the Byzantine palace known as Tekfur Saray, the Armenian Church of Surp Hresdagabet are among many other places we visit during this tour.
Ayazma of Blacherna
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
Women will need to bring scarves to wear during mosque visits.
You are required to send copies of your passport four days before your departure at the latest in order to get permission for entrance to the synagogues.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.