Chora & Eyup & Pierre Loti
MT-10 - Chora & Eyup & Pierre Loti
Half Day - Possible on private basis only
The first stop is the Church of Chora* – representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses. After the church, we will have a tea-coffee break at one of the most splendid spots of Istanbul with a beautiful view over the Golden Horn – Pierre Loti Hill. The place inspired the French Poet Mr Pierre Loti who gave the spot his name. You will again start drive but that time along the shores of Golden Horn through the towns Fener and Balat which are the old Greek and Jewish living sites. Also Fener Orthodox Patriarchate is located in the same area. The journey will end by driving along the Golden Horn Bridge.
Special Terms for This Tour:
- This tour is not operated on Wednesdays as Chora Church is closed.