Lifestyle in Istanbul

High end restaurants, trendy bars and cocktail lounges just waiting to be discovered.

The lifestyle in Istanbul is second to none with exotic streets full of surprises and Turkish delights! This is a culturally fascinating and cosmopolitan city for quality leisure and lifestyle options to suit all tastes.

For shopping enthusiasts there are a number of historical bazaars where – more often than not – you will be invited to enjoy a cup of Turkish tea before haggling for whatever it is that has caught your eye on one of the thousands of alluring stalls. If you get tired of shopping, then you can always pop into one of the numerous Turkish baths for a spot of exfoliation and relaxation.

Istanbul’s night life is buzzing too with a range of top quality night clubs including some truly unique summer only options with open air locations near the Bosphorus – look out for Istanbul night clubs Reina and Sortie two of the most famous. There are also a number of high end restaurants, trendy bars and cocktail lounges just waiting to be discovered.

Istanbul also has plenty of state-of-the-art cinemas mostly located in modern shopping malls, with high tech screens and comfortable seating plus well behaved audiences.

Lifestyle in Istanbul is made even better with a number of concerts that take place every year, such as at the Attaturk Cultural Centre which has a comprehensive programme of classical music concerts, ballet and opera. For something different, look for a concert listing in one of Istanbul’s old Byzantine churches for a unique and wonderful atmosphere.

Istanbul has many leisure options with a number of gyms, swimming pools and tennis courts dotted around this sprawling city. Try Kemer Golf and Country club – just a 20 minute drive from the Istanbul central – which features a championship standard golf course, indoor and outdoor pools plus an equestrian centre.