Galata - The Genoese Walks

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Galata - The Genoese Walks

Stroll through the ancient hillsides of Galata, boasting beautiful views of the Bosphorous and Galata Tower on this easy walking tour that also takes in Istanbul’s Camondo Stairs.

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

Highlights

  • Discover Istanbul's ancient streets
  • See beautiful views of the Bosphorous and Galata Tower

Full Description

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.

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Includes

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

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

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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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Urijah - February 12, 2019

The tour was very informative and worth the money. 

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