Fener - The Greek Orthodox District Tour

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The Old Phanar Greek Orthodox College, known among the locals with nicknames such as The Red Castle and The Red School.
The Old Phanar Greek Orthodox College, known among the locals with nicknames such as The Red Castle and The Red School.
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What To Expect

Visit the Greek Orthodox district of Istanbul and see wooden houses, churches and synagogues from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Istanbul
Departs From:
Istanbul
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Sunday at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
6605
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Description

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.

Highlights

  • Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

  • Red School

  • Byzantine Church of Muhliotissa

  • Old Houses

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Guided tour

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.

  • Departure times may vary depending on hotel location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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