Fener Balat Ayvansaray district is one of the first places to visit for travelers who want to explore Istanbul. The Fener Balat Ayvansaray district is significant because it bears traces of the rich cultural heritage of our city, and whoever wants to really know Istanbul should not miss this place. We think that places with such a rich history should definitely be visited with expert guides. Every street and even every building has its own fascinating story, and a guide who crowns them with a beautiful story will add joy to your day.

If you vividly imagine the events and images of the past, history will come alive before your eyes. And if the houses, streets, windowsills, and corners where the stories of love, joy, hope, and pain took place could talk, it would be very exciting! The people of the past have left this place, but the stories and events have been preserved from narration or historical records.

Places to visit:

  • Land walls and tombs
  • Church of the Virgin Mary
  • Ayazma, Balat and Çukur streets
  • Çıfıt Bazaar

A pleasant refreshment will be a break for lunch, which the participant pays for himself.

After that, we’ll look at:

  • Ahrid synagogue
  • Agora pub
  • Merdivenli Hill
  • Streets in Fener
  • Balat Demir Church
  • Kızıl Mektep Greek High School
  • Church of Our Lady of Mongolia or Our Lady of Blood
  • Greek Patriarchate of Fener
  • Aya Yorgi Church…

…and many more buildings and stories along the way.

Tour type: on foot

Meeting time: at 10 a.m

End of the tour: at 17:00


  • Guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture
  • Headphones with language mutations