UNKNOWN ISTANBUL: FENER & BALAT

PROGRAM

Day 1
Begin at Kadir Has University in Cibali, an old tobacco factory which houses the excellent Rezan Has Museum. From here, walk along the coast towards the St. Stephens of the Bulgars church – notable because it is made entirely from iron. From there, you can walk inland slightly to visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, and up the steep hill to the imposing red brick Phanar Greek Orthodox College. Head back down the hill to stop for refreshments at Café Vodina. From there head up to the Fethiye Museum (to see some fine Byzantine mosaics), before going on the Chora Church or Ahrida Synagogue of Istanbul (you’ll need to gain permission in advance to enter the synagogue). If you visit the Chora Church, you could also see climb up onto a section of the Theodosian Walls (old city walls of Constantinople) in nearby Edirnekapi. If you had any energy left, carry onto the Tekfur Sarayi (Palace of Blachernae), before heading down to the Ayvansaray ferry port to catch a boat back to Eminonu, Karakoy, or Uskudar.

Hotel Suggestion

SUB KARAKÖY HOTEL

Address: Necatibey Street No:91, Hacımimi,
Karaköy-Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Phone Number: +90212 243 00 05
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.ubkarakoy.com/en/

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Restaurant Suggestions

AKIN BALIK, KARAKÖY

It is a real local experience. 

It is a delightful place where you can eat delicious appetizers and fresh fish as well as to enjoy the views of Istanbul and sit by the sea.

Address: Arap Cami District, Fermeneciler Street Gümrük Han 40/A, Karaköy-Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Phone Number: +90212 243 03 04
Web Site: www.akinbalik.com.tr

 

Ekran Alıntısı

AGORA MEYHANESİ 1890, BALAT

And another local experience suggestion for you!

You can witness the tavern culture from the Ottoman to the present in Agora Meyhanesi.

Address: Balat District, Mürselpaşa Street No:185, Istanbul
Phone Number: +90212 631 21 36
Web Site: www.tripadvisor.com.tr/Restaurant_Review-g293974-d7716330-Reviews-Agora_Meyhanesi_1890-Istanbul.html

 

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MÜKELLEF, KARAKÖY

More Luxury!

It is a speacial place with an impressive sea view. The founder of the restaurant is one of the most famous chefs of Turkey. 

Address: Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa Mahallesi Maliye caddesi No:8/A Karaköy / İstanbul
Phone Number: +90212 631 21 36
Web Site: www.mukellefkarakoy.com

 

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