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Karakoy – Port of Harmony

  • 25 stops
  • 49 min
  • English

Explore Karakoy’s  rich tapestry of history with Piri Guide, your personal travel guide. Our location-based audio tours in Karakoy provide a unique experience that let you dive into the heart of Karaköy’s port of harmony. 

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the winding streets of Karakoy, where you’ll explore intriguing landmarks such as the Kilic Ali Pasha Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, and the Tophane Fountain, a symbol of the neighborhood’s deep historical roots. Discover the Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate Church, a testament to Karaköy’s multicultural past, and meander through The French Passage, where the aroma of delectable pastries fills the air.

Don’t miss The Fancy Outpost, a hidden gem where you can unearth unique souvenirs, and take in the captivating view of Karakoy Harbor, a testament to the neighborhood’s maritime heritage. Stroll through the lively Karakoy Square, where the spirit of the community comes alive, and explore the historical Saint Pier Inn, where tales of the past come to life. Finally, immerse yourself in the contemporary arts scene at Salt Galata, a hub for creativity in this historic district.

Don’t miss the chance to embark on a journey through Karakoy’s centuries-old port heritage, a neighborhood where cats reign supreme. Piri Guide’s Karakoy audio tour is your key to unlocking the hidden treasures of the city. Download the app!

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Tips 1Turkish Orthodox Church Hours

The Turkish Orthodox Church is closed on Sundays. Please plan your visit accordingly and choose other days to explore this unique religious site.

Tips 2Surp Pırgic Church Hours

Surp Pırgic Church can only be accessed during the designated hours. Ensure that you check the specific opening hours in advance to make the most of your visit.

Tips 3Turkish Currency

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). While credit cards are widely accepted, it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller shops, local eateries, and transportation in case they don’t accept cards.

Tips 4Public Transportation in İstanbul

Istanbul’s public transportation system, including trams, buses, and ferries, is extensive and efficient. Consider purchasing an Istanbulkart, a prepaid card for transportation, to make your travel around the city more convenient and economical.

Tips 5Audio Tour Experience

For an uninterrupted and enjoyable audio tour experience, it is highly recommended that you begin the tour with your phone fully charged.


What is Piri Guide?

Piri Guide is a travel app designed to help you explore cities. Piri Guide maps out the best route for you, detects your location, and starts narrating the tales of each destination you explore. Not only will you immerse yourself in the local culture, but you’ll also receive recommendations for must-visit museums, hidden gems, shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

How to use Piri Guide?

Start by downloading the Piri Guide app from your device’s app store. After installation, open the Piri Guide app on your device. Register, browse through the audio tours and choose the one you’d like to explore. You can view details about each tour, such as its duration, highlights, and user reviews. Start the tour at its designated location, and you are ready to explore!

Can I use Piri Guide offline?

Yes, you can use Piri Guide offline. After selecting your desired tour, download it over Wi-Fi and listen anytime, anywhere, even without an internet connection.

Is Piri Guide free?

There are free and paid audio tours and stories available within Piri Guide. You can access all audio tours and stories with a Premium Subscription. You have the flexibility to choose the pricing option that best suits your travel needs.

How can I reach you?

You can reach us through the Quick Support section within the application. Open Piri Guide app, tap to “Help” and “Quick Support” button. Additionally, for any questions, suggestions, or feedback, you can also contact us at [email protected].

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