What To Expect
This is a tour to areas where the traditional Istanbul Fish Festival is organized. The walk covers many other historic places.
Up to recent times, Samatya was mostly inhabited by Armenians, who own the church of Surp Kevork (St. George), also called Sulu Monastery - which dates back from before the Ottoman conquest.
The Greek orthodox have churches such as Hristos Analipsis and Haghios Menas. There are Latin churches as well. Turks have impressive mosques such as Ramazan Efendi Camii, which is Sinan's work of art, and Kocamustafapasa Camii, which is the former Byzantine Church of St Andrew.
Ramazan Efendi Mosque and Complex
Sumbul Efendi Mosque and Complex
Greek and Armenian churches
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
Entry to the churches may vary at the moment of each visit.
Women will have to bring shawls to wear inside the mosques.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 days / 1 night
3 hours and 30 minutes