Greek Churches in Kumkapi
Church of Panagia ElpidaThe first is Church of Panagia Elpida, which possibly dates from the 15th century, and this gleaming white building stands above a sacred spring that has been dedicated to St. George. It was rebuilt in 1895 in a mix of neo-classic and rococo styles and has been undergoing meticulous renovations.
Church of Hagia KyriakeThe second church, the Church of Hagia Kyriake is believed to date back to the 16th century and was rebuilt by architect Pericles Fotiades in a neo-Byzantine style from 1895 to 1901. It has one of the largest domes in the city and also stands over a sacred spring; this one is dedicated to St. Basil.
Top Tips for Visiting Kumkapi
Getting to KumkapiYou can use its suburban station or walk from Sultanahmet and Cankurtaran through Kadirga . Take the tram to Beyazit and walk south to the sea or from Taksim use Bus Nos. 69A or 81.
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