• Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District
  • Fener  The Greek Orthodox District

Tour overview

Visit Fener, the famous home of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
See the rich Greek Orthodox history of the area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fener

Itinerary

Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Fener was the Greek Orthodox district of Istanbul. In fact, "Fener" comes from a Greek word meaning lantern or lighthouse. Join us for a tour exploring this historic area where we will see the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the Fener Greek Orthodox College, the oldest surviving Greek Orthodox school in Istanbul, commonly known as the Red School. We'll also see the Church of Panagia Mouchliotissa, also known as the Church of St Mary of the Mongols, which is the only Byzantine church that was never converted to a mosque and has always been a Greek Orthodox Church. On the day the Ottomans conquered Constantinople, the area around the church was the site of a brave last stand against the Ottomans, but it did not succeed. This is how the church got its Turkish name "Kanli Kilise" meaning Bloody Church or Church of the Blood. There's a lot to see on the colourful streets of this UNESCO protected area. We hope your tour will be a memorable one and we look forward to see you in the future on another TravelShop Booking Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

Routes

Included

Professional English-speaking tour guides

Pick up from your hotel

Transfer from your hotel

Return transfer to your hotel

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Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

All types

Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

City Tax

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