Destination Guide


East meets West in a city beyond your imagination.

Destination Guide Istanbul

When In Istanbul, You Must

Know Before You Go

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Travel With Confidence

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

İki Tek Atmak

/ekey tech ut-muck/ verb.
Having a couple of shots (but it never stops with just 'a couple')
Bugün Cuma, haydi gel iki tek atalım
Today's Friday, let's go have some shots!

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Sultanahmet

This amazing area, known as the Old Town, has got most of the historical sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.

2. Nisantasi

Istanbul's high end boutique district offers both international designers and unique local boutiques.

3. Karaköy

This hip area is the right place if you're looking for a contemporary art exhibit, delicious food and quintessential local brands.

4. Moda

Anatolian Side's calm and quiet streets meet vintage stores, pubs and all kinds of music.

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Suleyman Seba Cad No 22, Akaretler, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

Ultimate Access

Villa Emma

Villa Emma

Etiler, Dilhayat Sk. No:18/1, 34337

Villa Emma offers you an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy the chic and sophisticated atmosphere while you are sipping your wine.


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Let your welcome team know if you decide to go so you can get the best table.


Kucuk Bebek Cad. No: 3/a

Midnight, is a renowned concept store that sells a unique blend of high-end jewelry, casual-chic fashion, and accessories by local and international designers.


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Check the collections by Selim Mouzannar, Fanourakis, Ileana Makri, Stone and Nikos Koulis, and don’t forget to take a walk in the sea side of Bebek!


Blum Coffee House

Vişnezade, Süleyman Seba Cd. 64/A

Blum Coffee House isn't just an ordinary coffee shop—it's a unique coffee style in itself. Get a cup or enjoy a homemade dessert. They've got you covered.


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Try out their pistachio coffee. You won't regret it!

Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

Narmanlı, Istiklal Street No:180

MOI offers you an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience with a handful of new, unexplored illusions.


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Pick up brain-twisting souvenirs from the Smart Shop.

Either / Or




Kuruçeşme, Arnavutkoy, Kuruçeşme Cd. no 2

Gabfoods believes that when it comes to food, healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive!

Packing List


1. Sneakers

Be comfy while walking down the cobblestone roads.

2. Lomography camera

Step back from the digital world and feel the nostalgic vibes of the city with a real film camera.

3. Hip packs

Keep it simple, keep it light.

4. Sunglasses

Cool sunglasses are a life saver, no matter the season.