In the Byzantine period, the hillside - where Galata is today - was covered with orchards and was named Sykai (The Fig Orchard), or Peran en Sykais (The Fig Field on the Other Side), referring to the “other side” of the Golden Horn. It was in the Byzantine period that the area began to be called Galata and a fortress was built by Emperor Theodosius II. Galata was a Genoese colony from the 6th to 15th centuries.
This walk is around the famous Galata Tower and covers the area, where we see many churches, synagogues, hospitals, bank buildings, ancient walls, schools. Stories, myths, and legends are a bonus from your guide.
Highlights: Galata Tower (From Outside), Kamondo Steps
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 4 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.