Istanbul Full Day Private Tour - Fener & its Greek History


Fener has an fascinating past and present.  The historic wooden mansions and the character of the area are the reason why it has been put under UNESCO protection.  We explore this fast becoming trendy area that not a many tourists visit, but where you can still genuinely get a tradtional slice of local life and also learn about its Greek roots.


  • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of the Greek Orthodox Church
  • The amazing architecture of the Greek Orthodox College or "Red School"
  • Byzantine Church of Muhliotissa (or Church of the Mongols)
  • Walking around the neighbourhood





You will be picked up by your Guide at 9am and taken to Fener.

You will see the district and hear the history from your guide. Fener is derived from a Greek word 'Fanari' meaning 'lantern' or 'lighthouse' in Turkish. It was a district of prominent and predominantly Romaic (Greek Orthodox) families up to the beginning of the 20th century. It is the part of Istanbul  where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is situated.

We then visit and learn the history of the Greek Orthodox school and wander the neighbourhood which are being protected by a UNESCO project successfully implemented over the last decade.

You will have lunch in a local restaurant.

Your tour will finish around 4pm with you being taken back to your hotel.


Aspectos importantes

  • This is a Private Tour : From 9am to 4pm
  • You need a moderate level of fitness to be able to slowly walk for up to 3 hours at a time.


  • ​Professional Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch


  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips for guide
  • Any other meals, costs or services not specified in ‘Prices Includes’





  1. Fener