Okay, everyone loves and visits St. Sophia as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But no one cares about the mini version of this structure called Küçük Ayadofya Mosque or Sts. Sergius and Bacchus Church. The structure is located close to the Sephendon, the south curved end of the Hippodrome and for me represents a unique surviving structure from the Byzantine era.
It’s away from crowds, cosy and very quiet. You can rest, observe and perceive the smallest of the structure and imagine the huge version of St. Sophia. It has a lovely garden with a cute art cafe where you can rest and enjoy the atmosphere away from the packed tourists. I love visiting this structure, built by Justinian I and his wife Theodora, and travel through time to the Byzantine period and get lost in my thoughts. It’s one of my favourite locations to relax and enjoy history.