Fener is derived from a Greek word ‘Fanari’ meaning ‘lantern’ or ‘lighthouse’ in Turkish. It was a district of prominent and predominantly Romaic (Greek Orthodox) families up to the beginning of the 20th century. It is the part of Istanbul where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is situated. Did you know that Phanariotes dominated the administration of the Patriarchate. Listen to the story of Phanariotes who served as dragomans to the Ottoman government and to foreign embassies.
If you are interested in visiting a Byzantine Church in use or in seeing the only church made of iron and steel in the world – do not miss thiswalk. Get ready to see houses, pavements, palaces, and other structures of the area, which are being protected by a UNESCO project successfully implemented over the last decade.
Highlights: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Red School, Byzantine Church of Muhliotissa, Old Houses
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 09:00 am
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)
Return details: Tour finishes at Fener District at 12:30 pm
Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.