• Samatya: The Armenian District
  • Samatya: The Armenian District
  • Samatya: The Armenian District
  • Samatya: The Armenian District
  • Samatya: The Armenian District
  • Samatya: The Armenian District

Tour overview

See Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic churches. Explore the Samatya and Kocamustafapasa districts of Istanbul. Learn about Armenian history, traditions and customs in Turkey. Visit the Kocamustafapaşa Camii which dates back to the 6th century.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ramazan Efendi Mosque-Byzantine Church

Itinerary

Join us on this tour to discover noteworthy places of worship for different religions in the historic Samatya area of Istanbul. The Church of St George of Samatya, or Surp Kevork in Armenian, was one of the most important Greek Orthodox monasteries in Constantinople. After the Ottoman conquest in 1453, Armenians were resettled in the area and Sultan Mehmet II transferred ownership of the building from the Greeks to the Armenians. It became, and still is, an Armenian church. You'll see this plus the Greek Orthodox churches of Hristos Analipsis and Haghios Menas (Saint Menas) and Roman Catholic churches. There are also impressive mosques in the area including Ramazan Efendi Mosque, built by the famous Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan, and Kocamustafapasha Mosque, which is the former Byzantine Church of St. Andrew. 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

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

Return transfer to your hotel

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All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

Daily Turkish Bath Tour

Daily Cooking Tour

Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers City Tax

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