Fener: The Greek Orthodox District

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Fener: The Greek Orthodox District

Let’s stroll through the fascinating Fener districts in Istanbul for a real lesson in history and see the most interesting Byzantine church!

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Visit a district famous for being home to Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Fener.
  • Visit churches, mosques and synagogues in an all included walking tour.

Full Description

Fener is a district where Romaic (Greek Orthodox) families were living up to the beginning of the 20th century. You will see a unique Byzantine Church that is the only church made of iron and steel in the world. Our guide will take you to the interesting streets and you will see houses, pavements, palaces, and other structures, which are being protected by UNESCO.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional Guidance in English.
  • Pick up Service from centrally located hotels.
  • Drop off Service.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Sundays.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Raul - September 29, 2019

The church that we visit was the most interesting one that I ve ever seen. It was nice to see a unique Byzantine church.

Dora - July 12, 2019

Informative guide who told us different stories from Byzantine times! Strolling down on the streets that normally we cannot explore on my own was a good experience fore me.

Maryann - April 22, 2019

The guide was perfect. He took us to interesting streets. Unique tour with its unique route!

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