Explore Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Yenikapi and Samatya

The coast road in the historical peninsula from Cankurtaran to Yesilkoy is also hosts the popular tourists areas in Istanbul.


Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Samatya, Bakirkoy and Yesilkoy are the popular districts along the Marmara sea.

Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey in Kumkapı

Explore Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Yenikapi and Samatya

Located in the Kumkapi neighborhood, the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey, is one of the four hierarchical Armenian Churches in the world, together with ones in Jerusalem, Yerevan and Beirut. The building was rebuilt from time to time due to damages. Today’s building was damaged in the Marmara earthquake and was repaired. Location Map >>

Surp Vorvots Vorodman Church in Kumkapı

Explore Cankurtaran, Kumkapi, Yenikapi and Samatya

Located in the Kumkapi neighborhood, the Surp Vorvots Vorodman Church, which means “Children of the Lightning”, is a Byzantine church that was used by the Armenian community after the conquest of Istanbul. Consisting of a cathedral and two chapels, the church has been the patriarchal church since 1641, and is one of the three best-known Armenian churches. Location map >>