My name is Yagiz Ozan. I am a Fener fan who had studied Sport Communication and worked at sports organizations. The sports and urban culture of Istanbul is my passion!
This tour introduces you to the oldest derby game of Constantinople. Yes, it is older than Fenerbahçe v Galatasaray derby.
In the 19th century, establishing sports clubs and playing football was forbidden for Muslim and Turkish people due to Ottoman rules. Because of the laws, the first local sports clubs were formed by Armenian and Greek citizens of the Ottoman Empire. They have been highly active in different sports in this magical city since the late 1890s.
Tatavla Sporting Club of Armenian Ottomans is the oldest living club in Istanbul. Senior members of Beyoğlu Sporting Club had immigrated to Greece and established AEK and PAOK clubs. These two clubs have basketball and ping-pong courts in their building. If the courts are available, we will have a friendly game with members or each other.
In the middle of two legendary clubs, there was a Taxim Stadium at Gezi Parkı. Let’s imagine how was the first Ottoman Olympics performed here.
If you are lucky enough to spend a Saturday in Istanbul, I’ll show you the Dolapdere flea market at night.
I offer competitive prices for each group size. The more people in your group, the less you would pay.