Walking to the smallest church of Istanbul

Aya Ekaterini is the smallest church of Istanbul. Grek fishermen found some remains in 1924 and built the church. It is in the backyard of Koço Restaurant. You should see! as the location is really strange.

Relgious ceremonies take place in Modays, a priest comes on Mondays.

People visit here and make wishes. They say that as Aya Ekaterini was virgin try not to make wishes about ralations, love. Better to wish about business life, education etc… Or make more high wishes like  peace in the world, equity, equal rights among all humans, animal rights, not harming nature etc…

On the way you can have a break in Çiya Restaurant as you see on the map. It is in Kadıköy fish market and offer a delicious meal from a broad culture, spanning from Mesopotamia to the Ottomans, from the Balkans to the Caucasus and from Asia to the Arabian Peninsula. They don’t serve just a food they serve food with story!

Or contact with me if  you need a guide

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Where to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul is a big city and people get confuse where to stay. Wherever you stay you see a different side of the city so if you think like this, it stops worries.

There are mainly 3 districts

Sultanahmet

Sultanahmet is a touristic area. Everywhere tourists with their cameras and locals who try to sell something. But have many hostels and hotels, close to tramline.

Beyoğlu

This place is full of life, crowded and has many hotels and hostels. Night life is busy.

Kadıköy

Kadıköy is a downtown on asian side and quieter than Beyoğlu. But the real Istanbul is on the European side. For a longer stay, Kadıköy is good but for shorter stays Sultanahmet and Beyoğlu is better.

 

Wherever you stay check the transportation options!

You can stay in a local’s house by http://www.airbnb.com

Or find a hotel or hostel from http://www.booking.com

 

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3 star hotels in Anatolian (Asian)  side of Istanbul

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