This is a tour to areas where the traditional Istanbul Fish Festival is organized. Up to recent times, Samatya was mostly inhabited by Armenians, who own the church of Surp Kevork (St. George), also called Sulu Monastery - which dates back from before the Ottoman conquest. The Greek orthodox have churches such as Hristos Analipsis and Haghios Menas. There is Latin churches as well. Turks have impressive mosques such as Ramazan Efendi Camii, which is Sinan’s work of art, and Kocamustafapaşa Camii, which is the former Byzantine Church of St Andrew. This tour covers many other historic places. Entry to the churches may vary at the moment of each visit.
Highlights: Ramazan Efendi Mosque and Complex, Sümbül Efendi Mosque and Complex, Sulu Monastry, Greek & Armenian Churhhes, Samatya Square
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 3.5 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.