HIGHLIGHTS : Tekfur Palace, St. Saviour of Chora(from outside), Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, Church of Saint Mary of the Mongols, Phanar Greek Orthodox College, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Monastery of the Pantocrator, Church of St. Polyeuctus, Aqueduct of Valens

Byzantine Monasteries of İstanbul
If you are fan of Byzantine Art and civilization and want to know more about Byzantium Empire this tour is for you. İstanbul is the capital of the Byzantium Empire that rocked the world from 4th to 15th centuries.
Your day starts with the visit of St. Saviour of Chora from outside. Built originally as a part of a monastery complex in the 4th century, transformed to a mosque at the beginning of 16th century, became a museum in 1945, and recently retransformed to a mosque again. You will continue with Tekfur Palace, a late 13th-century Byzantine palace. Next stop is the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, an Eastern Orthodox church. We will visit the Church of Saint Mary of the Mongols from 7th century. And the oldest surviving and most prestigious Greek Orthodox school in Istanbul, Phanar Greek Orthodox College. Our last stop before lunch is the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinapol
We will have lunch in a local authentic restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit Monastery of the Pantocrator, the most typical example of architecture of the Byzantine middle period in Constantinople. We will see the remains of the Church of St. Polyeuctus, from the 6th century. The Aqueduct of Valens is also on our itinerary.

During the visits, you will also see some of the Ottoman monuments from outside, to be able to examine their relationship with the Byzantine architecture.

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9:00 a.m. Departure from meeting point
9:40 a.m. Tekfur Palace,
10:15 a.m. St. Saviour of Chora (from outside),
11:00 a.m.  Church of St. Mary of Blachernae,
12:00 a.m. Church of Saint Mary of the Mongols,
1:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:15 p.m. Phanar Greek Orthodox College,
3:30 p.m. Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople,
4:30 p.m. Monastery of the Pantocrator,
5:00 p.m. Church of St. Polyeuctus,
5:30 p.m. Aqueduct of Valens
6:00 p.m. Return to Hotel

Information About the Tour

Minimum Number of People:          
6  pax

Maximum Number of People:      
15  pax

Pick Up and Drop Off:    

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off/ All transportation
  • English speaking licenced & professional guiding
  • Entrance fee to all museum , church
  • Lunch

What you need :

  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing.
  • Raincoat according to weather conditions
  • Hat and sunglasses depending on sunny weather

Tour Price
Per Person: 156,00 € (VAT Included)

Tour Date
September 13

Tour Time:
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 6:00 p.m.

for Detailed Information
Saim ATA | Operation Coordinator
Phone: +90 507 868 64 68
E-Mail: saima@antoninaturizm.com