Balat to Tekfur: Mystery Walk in the Old Town

This tour includes Bulgarian Church, Ayazma of Blacherna and Synagogues.

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 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 Hreşdagabet are among many other places we visit during this tour.

Price includes: Guiding, transportation and entrance fees.

Important information:

This tour is a half day -afternoon- tour.

You will meet with the guide at the lobby of your hotel.


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