Samatya: The Armenian District

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Samatya: The Armenian District

Let’s join a tour that blends the different cultures together. See the amazing churches of Armenians and Greek orthodox, and impressive mosques.

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

Highlights

  • See Greek, Armenian, and Latin churches
  • Explore the Samatya and Kocamustafapasa districts of Istanbul
  • Learn about Armenian history, traditions and customs in Turkey
  • Visit the Kocamustafapaşa Camii, where the foundations go back to the 6th century

Full Description

This tour covers a great area to discover the history of different cultures at the same time. Samatya is an area that Armenians inhabited for a long time. They own the church of Surp Kevork (St. George), also called Sulu Monastery - which dates back from before the Ottoman conquest. Also, you will see relics from Greek orthodox who have the churches such as Hristos Analipsis and Haghios Menas. There are Latin churches as well. Moreover, you will see impressive mosques such as Ramazan Efendi Camii, which is Sinan's work of art, and Kocamustafapasha Mosque, which is the former Byzantine Church of St. Andrew and many other historic places. Entry to the churches may vary at the moment of each visit.

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Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up & Drop off Services from/to centrally located hotels
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

Location

Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Thursdays.

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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