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Explore Istanbul: A 3-Hour Greek Orthodox District Walking Tour


4 hours (Approx)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people


Guide Language

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


We are inviting you to take a 3-hour break from the haste of your daily life and take a tour with us around old apartments, visit Byzantine churches in Fener that is an area of Istanbul with a fascinating Greek Orthodox history. Get ready for a rejuvenating experience, learn  about the Phanariotes and wander through colorful streets with a professional guide.


  • Explore the fascinating Fener district of Istanbul
  • Enjoy a walk around the area's old houses, Byzantine churches, and the Red School
  • Learn about the Phanariotes from the expert guides
  • Enjoy the private service designed only for you and your loved ones


This is a private tour designed only for you and your loved ones.

In this 3-hour walking tour that is taking place in the morning, we are exploring an area of Istanbul currently protected as part of a UNESCO conservation project.

Derived from the the Greek word 'Fanari,' meaning 'lantern' or 'lighthouse' in Turkish, Fener was a district of prominent and predominantly Romaic (Greek Orthodox) families until the beginning of the 20th century. It is the part of Istanbul where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is situated.

On our tour customers we will have chance to take an insightful look at the world of the Phanariotes, who dominated the administration of the Patriarchate. We are learning the story of Phanariotes who served as dragomans to the Ottoman government and to foreign embassies from our professional guide.

We will visit a Byzantine Church to see the world’s only church that is made of iron and steel. Wit every step we take along the streets, we will have some time to admire the old apartments and palaces; breathe some history of old İstanbul’s amazing neighborhood.
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.


  • English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup
  • Donations
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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