Kariye

Chora Church – a favourite day out in Istanbul

Thousands of visitors visit Istanbul each year, but it’s only a fraction of these that manage to make it up to the wonderful Chora Church (also known as Kariye Church). Chora Church is my favourite site in Istanbul, and if I were asked to recommend just one place for anyone to visit in Istanbul it would be this! Most of the more busily-visited tourist destinations (Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia etc) are located in the busy Sultanahmet district and can be reached on foot, but Chora Church is a bit further out, and so entails a bit more of a trip. In my opinion, this makes it all the more exciting to visit… (more…)