Fener District Tours

Fener District
Get off the beaten path in Istanbul by exploring the Fener District, the Greek neighborhood of Istanbul. Located along the coast of the Golden Horn, the Fener District is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the surplus of Byzantine buildings lining its streets.

The Fener District is a lovely place to wander around and spend an afternoon taking in the sights and exploring small side streets. Historical architecture abounds in Fener thanks to ancient houses and other buildings with origins in the Ottoman and Byzantine eras. While wandering the Fener district you’ll also come across several churches that showcase Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. An especially famous church in Fener is the Church of St. George, which houses a collection of important Byzantine relics and is also home to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Another architectural delight to see in Fener is the Red School, a Greek Orthodox school that gets its moniker from its impressive red brick exterior.

Practical Info

You can reach the Fener District by taking the ferry up the Golden Horn from Eminönü to the Fener port stop from which you can walk or take a tram into the heart of the Fener District. Taking a bus if you’re already on the western side of Istanbul is also a convenient way to get right into the Fener District.
Address: Fener District, Istanbul, Turkey
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Constantinople Tour of Istanbul: Discovering the Byzantine Empire

Realize the true impact of the Byzantine Empire on Turkey during this 3-hour guided history of Constantinople tour in Istanbul. Step back in time almost 1700 years and discover how Istanbul’s famous religious architecture and monuments took shape during this age of Christianity. Explore prime examples such as the Holy Virgin at the Church of St Mary of Blachernae, the Walls of Constantinople, and the ruins of Blachernae Palace. The legacy created by the Byzantine empire is uncovered on this tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Exotic Istanbul Tour - Chora Church, Imperial Mosques, Bazaars, Fener and Balat

Discover the streets of exotic Istanbul on our Chora Church tour. Stroll from the old Ottoman city centre past the Imperial mosques. Visit the university district. Dive into the colour and chaos of the bazaar neighbourhood. Feast like an Ottoman. Get lost in the suburbs of Fener and Balat. Discover Chora church, centre of the Eastern Orthodox world.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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