by Şerif Yenen

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2020 | 12:00 pm (EST)


Free but ticket is required. Pre-order your ticket now.

A virtual guided tour followed by live Q&A with Şerif Yenen, prominent Turkish travel specialist, writer, tourist guide, and travel filmmaker. 

Chora Church

Small hidden gem, it is a must if you love art and history! The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Kariye) is one of the most exquisite structures reflecting the East Roman (Byzantine) art with the architecture, frescoes and mosaics. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. Considered as a masterpiece even in its own time, the decorative program of the Chora is a pivotal monument of the ‘proto-Renaissance’, comparable to the early 14th-century fresco program of Giotto at the Arena Chapel in Padua.


Şerif Yenen is a Turkish travel specialist, travel writer, tourist guide and travel film-maker. He gives Cultural Heritage of Turkey, Travel Writing & Blogging, Anatolian Civilisations and Tourist Guiding lessons as a part-time instructor at the Bilgi and Boğaziçi Universities. He wrote “Turkish Odyssey” in English, the “first guidebook of Turkey ever written by a Turk”. He is the producer, director and writer of Istanbul Unveiled, an awards-winning travel documentary with eight international awards. Yenen gives lectures in the US and Turkey about travel in Turkey, Turkish history and culture. The majority of his lectures are in academic communities. His guidebooks are used as textbooks or are on suggested reading lists at various universities, and his articles and columns are published in international magazines and national newspapers. He continues his signature tours with a focus on culture, history and culinary experiences. He is also a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.


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