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 is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.