There are so many things to do in the district of Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray. Spending a day in these neighborhoods will provide you with truer Istanbul experience. You can:
Upon request, there can be daily Blat- Fener- Ayvansaray tour arrangement for the guests. Please visit www.balatfenertour.com for more information.
Bus stops and sea transportation is in 5 minutes walking distance. Public transportation is very easy and main hub Eminonu is about 15 to 20 minutes bus ride. From there you can go to Taksim, Sultan Ahmet,…, pretty much anywhere. Metro, Tramway, Sea Taxi, Taxi is available.
Blachernae (Greek: Βλαχέρναι) was a suburb in the northwestern section of Constantinople, the capital city of theByzantine Empire. It is the site of a water source and a number of prominent churches were built there, most notably the great Church of St. Mary of Blachernae (Panagia Blacherniotissa), built by Empress Pulcheria in circa 450, expanded by Emperor Leo I (r. 457–474) and renovated by Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565) in the 6th century.
The Golden Horn (Turkish: Altın Boynuz; Ancient Greek: Χρυσόκερας,Khrysókeras; Latin: Chrysoceras), also known by its modern Turkish name as Haliç, is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey. It is a horn-shaped estuary that joins Bosphorus Strait at the immediate point where said strait meets the Sea of Marmara, thus forming a narrow, isolated peninsula, the tip of which is “Old Istanbul” (ancient Byzantion and Constantinople), and the promontory of Sarayburnu, or Seraglio Point.
The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone wallsthat have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople (today Istanbul in Turkey) since its founding as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate systems ever built.
This is the ancient Gate of Charisius (Porta Charisiou), known in Turkish as Edirnekapi (“Gate of Adrianople”). It stands on top of the Sixth Hill and is the highest geographical point in the ancient city. This is also where Mehmed II (“the Conqueror”), then only twenty-one, made his triumphal entry into the conquered city.