The highlights of this walk are the Ramazan Efendi Mosque and complex, Sümbül Efdendi Mosque and complex, Sulu Monastery, Greek & Armenian churches, Samatya Square.
This tour is only organized on Thursday afternoon !
We will walk in 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 dating 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. The walk covers many other historic places. Entry to the churches may vary at the moment of each visit.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
40,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.