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Reading the traces of the old Byzantine harbors on the Marmara shore

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Between Kumkapı and Yenikapı the Byzantine city was equipped with 3 harbors: Harbor of Sophia, Kontoskalion harbor and Theodosius harbor. The walk proposes a reading of the ancient city walls and harbor traces across the city’s Ancient Armenian and Greek settlements. The walk starts in Kumkapı and ends in Samatya, where Byzantine kitchen gardens are still in use.

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In 1998, after his Architecture Studies at Institut Superieur d’Architecture Victor Horta in Brussels, Sinan started his collaboration with one of Belgium’s most progressive architecture office: L’Escaut.

Since 2005, Sinan has developed his personal architectural and artistic work through various projects in Belgium and Turkey. His work has been exhibited and published in Europe, USA and Turkey.

He is actually leading his architecture office and teaching Studio courses at Istanbul Bilgi University and is also, actually, writing a book on the urban spread of Istanbul, which will be published autumn 2014.





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Things to know

  • "This is a half day walking tour. Duration is approximately 4 hours" 

Do & Don't in Istanbul

  • +Visit nearby Black Sea towns
  • +Take a romantic ferry ride along Bosphorus
  • +Get pampered with a scrub and a foam massage in a traditional Turkish Bath
  • -Do not enter the houses with shoes
  • -Don't wander in the back streets of Beyoğlu after midnight
  • -Do not forget your passport anywhere



Tour Prices:


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Prices are per person and quoted in Euros.


Note: This is a walking tour and starts from a designated meeting point. If you require transfers between your hotel and the meeting point, please add €150 on top for a round trip.

Prices Include: 

  •       Full day guiding service by Sinan Logie
  •       Entrance fees 


Prices Do Not Include:

    ●     Tips for guide and driver

    ●     Personal expenses


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