• Join The Guide Istanbul team!

    Join The Guide Istanbul team!

    As we approach our 25th anniversary, we are looking to expand our team of contributors. Interns, writers, photographers, and other creatives - get in touch!
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  • Babylon Kilyos

    Babylon Kilyos

    What could be better on a hot summer's day than relaxing on the beach with a cocktail? If this floats your boat, Babylon Kilyos is a certain destination.
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  • Los Angeles Photo Festival “Concept: Turkey”

    Los Angeles Photo Festival “Concept: Turkey”

    The Los Angeles Photo Festival brings Turkey to downtown Los Angeles, placing images of Turkish streets on exhibit in Hatakeyama Gallery as part of a “Concept: Turkey” photo competition.
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  • Turkish B-movies

    Turkish B-movies

    There was once a time when movies had almost no budget, special effects required a lot of imagination to be believed, and stories were liberally “borrowed” from Hollywood. Welcome to Turksploitation cinema...
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  • İlhan Erşahin - Istanbul jazz

    İlhan Erşahin - Istanbul jazz

    İlhan Erşahin is one of jazz's brightest stars, from New York's Nublu club to his Istanbul Sessions. He spoke to us about the jazz spirit of Istanbul.
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Restaurants & Cafes

Top 7 seafood restaurants in Bodrum

Orfoz A mouthwatering selection of seafood dishes like oven-baked mussels, cheesy oysters, octopus with garlic, fresh crabs and much more await ... Read More »

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Escale
From the owners of Topaz, Blue Topaz and Colonie, Escale is a bar-restaurant concept, located on ... Read More »

Top 7 local foods in Bodrum

Sebzeli Döner A mix of seasonal, fresh and regional vegetables and meat, marinated with a special sauce. Head to the famous Şirin ... Read More »

 

The Globe
The Globe restaurant, which in its first year of operations served more than 200.000 dishes, is a ... Read More »

Hotels

Narköy: the friendly farm

Even sprawling, gargantuan Istanbul, has its limits, and beyond these limits was where we were going, the three of us squeezed into a car with our ... Read More »

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Banker Han
Housed in the renovated historic Banker Han, the hotel offers 36 stylish yet playful guest rooms ... Read More »
Régie Ottoman Istanbul
Set in a renovated 150-year-old Ottoman building, Régie Ottoman Istanbul is located on ... Read More »

Nightlife

Top 7 outdoor tables

Mikla Recently reserved a place in the world’s top 100 restaurants, Mikla’s terrace is worth a trip any day of the week. The ... Read More »

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SUPA Suriye Pasajı Salon
Located in the heart of the city, SUPA, the Suriye Pasajı Salon is an event space managed by ... Read More »
Luzia
Arnavutköy may once have counted as a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city, but those ... Read More »

Arts & Entertainment

Ahmet Güneştekin: southeastern colors

Coming from Turkey’s southeastern Batman province, a self-taught artist finds success on the international art scene – this isn’t ... Read More »

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Uniq Open-Air Stage
Uniq Open-Air Stage is a concert venue located in Maslak. The venue hosts major concerts from ... Read More »
Space Debris Art
Space Debris Art is a gallery founded in New York by artist Seyhan Musaoğlu, since migrating back ... Read More »

Shopping

Store Spotlight: Lolë Istanbul

Montreal-based active­wear brand Lolë now has a store in Kanyon shopping center. Catering to all fitness needs from yoga, gym, and ... Read More »

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Pages bookstore
Pages is a multilingual bookstore founded by Syrian publishers Samer al Kadri and Gulnar ... Read More »
Grandma Vintage
Grandma Vintage's owner Gizem Saluvan worked for Mavi Jeans as a visual merchandiser for many ... Read More »

Lifestyle

Bodrum neighborhood guide: Gündoğan & Konacık

Gündoğan is a continually tranquil haven separated entirely from the buzzing energy of other areas, and locals stick around from April until ... Read More »

Istanbul101

Top 7 ways to cool off

Take a ferry ride across the Bosphorus – the benches along the sides of the ship are always the breeziest spots with the best view! Here ... Read More »

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