Christianity Sites Tour in Istanbul

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Christian Tour in Istanbul

There are so many remarks of old cultures in Istanbul. There were Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire. These empires left their traces into Istanbul. You can find old churches in Istanbul. Some of them are changed to the mosque, but some of them are still a church.

With the Christianity tour in Istanbul, you will able to see the most important places. If you want to add extra places to this tour, please let us know.

Highlights
  • Patriarchate
  • Church of Panagia of Blachernae
  • St. Savior in Chora
  • Pantocrator
  • Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos
  • Zoodochos Pege at Balikli
  • St. Sergius & Bacchus
  • Hagia Eirene
  • Hagia Sophia
Tour Itinerary

Our tour guide will come to your hotel at 08:00 am. He will give you a brief information about the Christianity tour. After the briefing, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the Fener area.

We will pass the Golden Horn and arrive in Patriarchate (in Fener). It was the hearth of Orthodox Christianity. You will go to the inside of the patriarchate. Our tour guide will give you information about it. Then, we will go to our next destination.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae will be our next destination. It is located near to the Golden Horn. This place is famous for the holy water. People believe that the water can be good for the health. After that, we will go to the Kariye Museum.

We will go to the St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum). You will see a lot of important things in the museum. And also, our tour guide will tell you about things that you will see in the museum. After visiting in the Kariye Museum, we will go to the Zeyrek Mosque.

Our next destination will be the Pantocrator (Zeyrek Mosque). This complex is one of the best-organized complexes in the Byzantine period. There are two churches, baths, medical school, hospital and hotel for travelers in the Pantocrator. We will go to Fethiye Mosque after the Zeyrek Mosque visiting.

We will go to the Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos (Fethiye Mosque). You will be able to go to the inside of the church. Our tour guide will tell you about everything related to the church. After the church trip, we will go to our next location.

We will go to the Zoodochos Pege at Balikli. There is a huge underground cistern in the Zoodochos Pege. You will be able to see everything and also you can ask questions about this place.

Our next destination will be the St. Sergius & Bacchus. Today it is known as Little Hagia Sophia. You will able to go to the inside of the Little Hagia Sophia.

After the Little Hagia Sophia visiting, we will go to the Hagia Eirene. This church is located next to Little Hagia Sophia. Our the last destination will be the Hagia Sophia Museum.

We will walk to the Hagia Sophia Museum (known as Santa Sophia). You will go to the inside of the Hagia Sophia Museum. Our tour guide will give you information about everything that you will see in the museum.

At the end of the Christianity tour in Istanbul, you will be transferred to your hotels.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Professional English speaking guide.
Transportation with A/C.

Hagia Sophia closed on Monday.

St. Savior in Chora closed on Wednesday.

Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos closed on Wednesday.

Brief Info About the Sights

Patriarchate in Fener

This patriarchate is located next to Golden Horn. It is one of the most important religious sights to see for the Orthodox population of the world.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae

This church is located in Fatih county. It lies a hundred meters inside the walled city. Church of Panagia of Blachernae is protected by high city walls. And also, there is a huge garden in the church.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum)

Kariye Museum is one of the most visited touristic places in Istanbul. So many foreign and native people visit this place. Because of its history, people come to visit here. In the Byzantine period, this place used as a church. After the Istanbul era, this place changed into the mosque.

Pantocrator (Zeyrek Mosque)

There are three buildings in the church. And these buildings are compounded. There are library, hospital, a school in the church. After the Istanbul era, this church changed into a mosque.

Church of St. Mary Pammacaristos (Fethiye Mosque)

Fethiye Mosque was Pammacaristos Church. But erstwhile, it was a monastery. In the Ottoman Empire era, Fatih Sultan Mehmet changed this church as a mosque.

Hagia Sophia

Today, Hagia Sophia is the most important religious sight in Istanbul. It was a church and then it became a mosque. Today, Hagia Sophia opens its doors as a museum.

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