Balat is located on the southern shores of the Golden Horn. It is one of the Jewish districts where Jews were re-settled during the time of the Ottoman Empire. We walk in Balat and find ourselves in intriguing streets with amazingly colorful life. Synagogues, Armenian churches, Romaic churches, Byzantine remnants and Ayazma’s are part of today’s adventure. Although once it had seven synagogues, now it has only two in good condition: Ahrida and Yambol Synagogues.
The cast-iron Bulgarian Orthodox church of St. Stephen of the Bulgars, the city walls and the ruins of the Byzantine palace known as Tekfur Saray, the Armenian Church of Surp Hresdagabet are among many other places we visit during this tour.
Highlights: Bulgarian Church, Ayazma of Blacherna, Synagouges
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 08:30 am
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 05:00 pm
Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.