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Istanbul Eats (Part 2): The Best Lunch Spots

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We are here for the second part of Istanbul Eats. Of course there are lots of beautiful places to eat in Istanbul, but this list includes the restaurants where we love to eat. Here are the best points to eat lunch: Lokanta Maya The materials used in the food comes from its sources. For example, […]

Istanbul Eats (Part 1): The Best Breakfast Spots

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In Istanbul, you can find many kinds of food spots, but we decided to start with Turkish breakfast which is both a meal and an event. Do not miss this experience on your trip to Istanbul. Here are the some best breakfast spots: Afyon Kahvaltı Sofrası, Atasehir It is the place that changed the breakfast […]

Istanbul: Home of Grand Bazaar

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The Grand Bazaar, built in the 15th century, can be called the oldest shopping mall in the world. It has 54.653 square meters covering area ans still ranks as one of the world’s biggest covered markets. Today, the bazaar has , 21 gates, 16 hans, 64 lanes, mosques, banks, a police station, restaurants, workshops and […]

Nisantasi – Istanbul's Stylish Suburb

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Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center where Startup Istanbul will be located, is within walking distance of Nisantasi, Beyoglu and Istiklal Street.  Nisantasi is the luxury fashion district for shopping with its cafes, restaurants and chic boutiques. It hosts many high end department stores such as Beymen, Vakko, Hugo Boss, Tod’s, DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Hermes, Gucci,Armani..etc. […]

Istiklal Street – Grand Rue de Pera

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Istiklal Street is very close to Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center where Startup Istanbul will be located Where is the most famous street  or avenue in Istanbul? The answer is probably the same for all locals in Istanbul: Istiklal Street, is located in Beyoglu district on the European side. Nearly 3 million people visit this place […]

3 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

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Startup Spirit will be rising in Istanbul, the pearl of Bosphorus. Get your Early Bird Tickets to join the biggest networking event in the region Istanbul is known as the pearl of Bosphorus and a city of wonder. The city has also too many titles under its cosmopolitan soul and the another one is on […]

Cinaralti Tea Garden

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Located in Cengelkoy, Cinaralti is one of the most famous tea gardens for locals in Istanbul. It is on the Bosphorus, and called by the eight hundred years old sycamore (cinar) tree.  Ten years ago, it was a small cafe, but now, it is full of people beneath the shadow of the gorgeous tree.  In […]

Budget Hostels in Istanbul

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Since startups stay longer (between 27-30th September), hostels can be a good solution for lower costs. You may find budget hostels here or here by this link. As you already know, the training will be in Microsoft Building shown below and the event will be in Lutfi Kirdar Convention Center shown in a previous post. […]

Hotels

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There are great numbers of hotels located in Istanbul. Several options for different quality and costs can be found. If you want to find a hotel you can click this link, or this link. There are also hostels which can be a good solution for startups.  

Transportation

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Transportation in Istanbul is very easy, if you are in the city center. There are several options like metro, bus, tram, small bus, metrobus etc. It is better to use metros and trams rather than buses if you are close to those, in order to skip the traffic. We use a card called Istanbul Card, […]