WHERE TO GO?
WHAT TO SEE?

Istanbul is unforgettable and you should know how to make the most of your visit there.

Levent, which is one of the main business districts and home of the tallest buildings in the city, might not be priority on your sightseeing agenda, since you are going to meet with 1500+ attendees, including leading startups, internet companies, executives, business angels and venture capitalists from Asia and Europe at Startup Istanbul 2015 event. The leading startup event of the region will be great experience by itself, but your personal wonderful memories are waiting for you in the city. Undoubtedly, Istanbul is one of the most visited cities in the world, because it has much to offer to its visitors.

MUSEUMS

History is lying on every corner of Istanbul, but if you like to understand better and enjoy to the fullest the colorful roots of the city, here is our list of the best museums.

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire and home of the royal family for nearly four hundred years. The palace was built upon a 700.000 square-meters and now is hosting curious visitors from all around the world every day of the week except Tuesdays.

Pera Museum

Pera Museum was built in 1893 by architect Achille Manousos and after it’s restoration in 2005 it opened its doors as a museum once again. Mostly Anatolian weights and measurements, oriental paintings and Kutahya tiles are exhibited there. The museum’s most noted piece is Osman Hamdi’s legendary painting, the Tortoise Trainer.

Ataturk Museum

The house of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, is open to visitors. The house, where he lived and planned the War of Independence, which took place in 1918-1919, is located in Şişli. There are vast displays of photographs of Ataturk throughout his life, as well as some of his clothes, belongings and paintings.

Archaeological Museum

This wonderful complex is built by architect Vallaury and influenced by the famous painter Osman Hamdi. The Archaeological Museum is hosting about 1500 pieces and offers to its visitors fascinating collections of artifacts and art, dating back to Greek, Roman and Anatolian times such as the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great.

Modern Arts Museum

Despite its unique historical depth, Istanbul also has high quality and quantity of modern art to offer. The first modern arts museum in the city is located at renovated old docks area in Karaköy and is hosting exhibitions, photograph galleries and a sculpture courtyard.

BARS & CLUBS

After a very tight programmed productive day and networking with hundreds of new people, it’s time to relieve your tiredness by diving to Istanbul’s vibrant night life.

Anjelique

Anjelique is a three-storey mansion that offers something exciting for everybody. It offers good food, rich menu and fascinating view. The night club is located on the top floor. There you will find good music, exotic cocktails and very dynamic atmosphere.

Blackk

Blackk is special destination for Istanbul visitors, because it offers something for every taste: stylish lounge, club and Green Tavern. You will find 18th century Rococo style with nice touch of modernism in the restaurant, huge variety of cocktails in the club and unique view over the Bosphorus.

Reina

Reina is located by the Bosphorus and has been one of the best clubs in Istanbul since it opened its doors back in 2003. Reina can be described as a night life complex with its several bars, restaurants and dance floors. You will find different tastes from all over the world in Reina’s five restaurants. Reina is having entertainment concepts so often and hosting worldwide stars like Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue and U2.

Al Jamal

If you are looking for something from Asia, Al Jamal can give you a night to remember with its Middle Eastern style food, harem-like concept, mixture of oriental and western music and great Bosphorus view. Don’t forget to wait until the magnificent belly dancing show starts.

Babylon

Babylon has been the one of the most multi-purpose performance centers in Istanbul for more than 10 years. It features very large variety of music including jazz, reggae, electronic, pop, rock, etc. There is no food service in Babylon but they offer very rich cocktail menu.

Living Indigo

Living Indigo has 400m² clubbing space with capacity of 600 people. Indigo focuses on simplicity, but it has state of the art technologies, which allows spectacular light shows, dynamic visual experiences and very high quality of sound.

SuAda

SuAda plays in a league of its own. SuAda is not located by the Bosphorus, but it’s situated on a private island. Located 165 meters away from the Kuruçeşme shore, SuAda is a three-storey mansion with night club, six restaurants and a pool.

360

360 is located in the penthouse of a 19th century apartment building and gets its name from 360 degrees amazing landscape views of the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea. The club only comes alive on the weekends.

RESTAURANTS

There are many restaurants in Istanbul offering a sumptuous variety of cuisine from traditional Turkish to modern Japanese. Each restaurant below is great destination not only because of their delicious food, but also because of the authentic experience they offer.

Nusr-et

Anjelique is a three-storey mansion that offers something exciting for everybody. It offers good food, rich menu and fascinating view. The night club is located on the top floor. There you will find good music, exotic cocktails and very dynamic atmosphere.

Sunset

Blackk is special destination for Istanbul visitors, because it offers something for every taste: stylish lounge, club and Green Tavern. You will find 18th century Rococo style with nice touch of modernism in the restaurant, huge variety of cocktails in the club and unique view over the Bosphorus.

Mikla

Reina is located by the Bosphorus and has been one of the best clubs in Istanbul since it opened its doors back in 2003. Reina can be described as a night life complex with its several bars, restaurants and dance floors. You will find different tastes from all over the world in Reina’s five restaurants. Reina is having entertainment concepts so often and hosting worldwide stars like Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue and U2.

Bambi

If you are looking for something from Asia, Al Jamal can give you a night to remember with its Middle Eastern style food, harem-like concept, mixture of oriental and western music and great Bosphorus view. Don’t forget to wait until the magnificent belly dancing show starts.

Zencefil

Babylon has been the one of the most multi-purpose performance centers in Istanbul for more than 10 years. It features very large variety of music including jazz, reggae, electronic, pop, rock, etc. There is no food service in Babylon but they offer very rich cocktail menu.