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Private gay tour guide in istanbul and information about istanbul gay life.

Welcome to istanbul gay  guide page!

If you are a gay man and planning to travel to Istanbul or somewhere else in Turkey and think that you may need some gay man to show you around as a guide and make your trip safer and more fun, please write to me. I can arrange someone to take you to all the interesting and historical places in istanbul and can show you gay clubs, gay bars, gay discos, gay saunas, gay hamams etc.

You can be accompanied  to other cities in Turkey and can be picked up from the airport.

Day tour 80 Euros (showning you historical sites,monuments, and the city)
Evening tour 50 Euros (taking you to gay clubs bars and hammams)

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DEUTSCH
Schwule reise begleiter in istanbul.
Falls Du schwul bist und eine Reise nach Istanbul oder in eine andere Stadt oder Gegend in der Türkei plant und einen schwulen Mann suchst, der Dir/Euch alles zeigt, für Eure Sicherheit und für viel Spaß sorgt, dann solltest Du Dich bei mir melden.
Tagestour (historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Stadtbesichtigung) Euro 80
Abendtour (schwule Szene, Clubs, Türkisches Bad) Euro 50

Istanbul gay guide, what to see in istanbul, the most important historical sites, monuments and places to be seen in istanbul.

1-Topkapi palace 7-Grand bazaar 13-historical part of Balat
2-Hagia Sophia 8-Spice bazaar 14-Princes islands
3-Suleymaniye Mosque 9-Galata tower 15-Boshporus
4-Blue Mosque 10-chaora museum 16-museum of islamic art
5- Dolmabahce 11-Eyup area pierrelotti garden 17-museum of archeology
6-Basilica cistern 12-historical part of Beyoglu

Some of Istanbul city tours options.
Tour-1: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

Tour-2: Suleymaniye Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Golden Horn boat tour, Eyup and Pierrelotti area ( old and religious part of Istanbul).
Tour-3: Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus tour.
Tour-4: Going to Asian side Uskudar by boat and coming back by boat, Walking over Galata Bridge, Taking old Tramway, (Tunel) Galata Tower, old Beyoglu and Taksim area, flower pasage, (cite de pera) and Fish market.
Tour options can be changed any time by your request.

Istanbul gay guide, information about istanbul gay life.

Istanbul gay bars

X-Large 23:00-05:00  Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Kallavi Sokak, No: 12 Beyoglu, Istanbul

  • Tekyon Club (22:30-05:00)

Address: Siraselviler Caddesi (street) No: 63/1 Taksim/Beyoglu. Istanbul.

Web: www.tekyonclub.com

  • Otherside Club (22:00 - 05:00)

Address: Istiklal Cad. Zambak Sokak No:2 Kat:5 Taksim, Istanbul.

Web: www.othersideistanbul.com/

  • Prive Bar (23:00-04:00)

Address: Tarlabasi Caddesi No: 28 Taksim, Istanbul.

  • Love Club - 23:30 - 05:00 (Friday-Saturday)

Address: Cumhuriyet Caddesi no: 349 Harbiye Istanbul. Google Map

Web: http://www.lovedp.net/

  • Cub Ekoo ( 23:00-05:00)

Address: Tarlabasi Bulvari (avenue), No 248 Beyoglu, Istanbul.

  • Durak Bar (19:00 - 02:00)

Address: Murat Pasa Sokak, No 9, Aksaray, Istanbul

  • Club Magma (23:30-05:00)

Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Sadri Alisik Sokak No:15, Beyoglu/Istanbul

Web: http://www.club-magma.com

  • Club Cheeky - 24:00-06:00

Address: Kucuk Bayram Sokak No:1/A Beyoglu / Istanbul.

  • Rouge Bar - 23:00-05:00

Address: Istiklal Cad. Ogut Sokak /Beyoglu/Istanbul.

  • Club 17 - 23:00-05:00

Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Zambak Sokak No:17, Istanbul

  • Sahra Club 23:00 - 04:00

Address: Istiklal Cad. Sadri Alisik Sokak NO:40 Beyoglu. (Closer to Aga Camii on Istiklal)

Cafes

  • Chianti

Address: Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak No: 31. (2nd floor) Beyoglu, Istanbul.

  • SugarClub Cafe (12:00-01:00)

Address: Istiklal Caddesi Saka Salim Cikmazi no: 3/A Beyoglu Istanbul.

Web: http://www.sugar-cafe.com/

  • MORKEDİ CAFE

http://www.cafemorkedi.com

Istiklal Cad. İmam Adnan Sok.Karaaslan Han No:9 Kat:3 Taksim/İSTANBUL

istanbul gay saunas
AQUARIUS Ahududu sok.nr .29 Beyoglu,istanbul. ( istanbul gay escort boys sauna)
Istanbul gay cruising parks
TAKSIM PARK right in Taksim square upper mc donalds. This park is most known gay park in istanbul.
FATIH PARK across fatih statue where the ruins of a roman jail are. mostly middle aged and old gay man with moustache going there.
KADIKOY PARK across post office where public toilets are

Istanbul gay guide, General info about Istanbul gay life
Many things are very modern in Turkey like in western Europe but many things are still very different. In Turkey gay culture is completly different than USA and western Europe. Turkey is only the moslem country which gay action is not illegal and like most of islamic countries, almost every man would have sex with another man. in Turkish culture actually in moslem culture if two men are having sex with eachother that does not mean that they are gay it is just part of hidden culture and they just do it and mostly they dont talk about it. Usually gay mean someone feminine and passive. Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and the best city in the middle east and eastern Europe for gay men to visit. There are many gay clubs, bars, discos, hamams, saunas and cruising areas in istanbul. There are also some gay movies in istanbul but the things you can do there are limited, you just can sit next to someone and touch him or sometime people give each other blow job too.
Taksim park is most known gay cruising park in istanbul, not only in the park, gay men/boys hang around all over the square especially around monument and many hustlers hang around Burger king right across monument in taksimsquare. lately because of bad economical stuation in Turkey, they opened several gay escort boys bars in istanbul and most of the boys go to those bars are straight and they just want to be top. Most of the hotels in istanbul dont let you to bring someone to your room, there are many cheap hotels in taksim square and many gay men go there when they meet someone to ahve fun with. Legal age is 18 in Turkey for gay or straight. another thing in Turkey is that young and old people are not so separated like in western Europe or in America. in many bars young and older men are mixed and also very often a young and on old men are in relationship. Turkish and Kurdish men are very friendly and like foreigners. Ahmet Eser

Istanbul gay guide, important security note for gay men who are visiting istanbul.
Istanbul is one of the safest city in the world, and you definitelly will have fun over here.Like all big cities in the world, in Istanbul also there are some criminal people and there are some points you have to be careful about.
1-If in Taksim square and on istiklal street or in blue mosque area, someone you dont know invite you to go somewhere to drink something with him, dont go with him. They (he) want to take you to some bar in taksim square and will rob you there ( they will charge you big bill) they are usually well dressed and always have some story to tell you to make you to believe them that they are safe. If you meet someone in Taksim area, you can take him to some cafe or bar where you know.
2- Never try to have sex in open air and dont go to parks for cruising in the night. if you meet someone and want to have fun with him, just take him to one of the cheap hotels in taksim area.
3-dont walk in dark and quiet areas in the evening or in the night.
4- Some taxi driver are criminal and when you pay them, they just switch the banknote and tell you that you gave them small bill. Always have change money with you when you take a taxi and never give taxi driver big banknote. When you leave your hotel, tell your hotel to call you a taxi when you need a taxi, and when you arrive to your hotel, ask the bellboy to help you to pay the taxi.

Istanbul gay guide, where to stay in Istanbul
There are four main hotels districts in istanbul
1-Taksim
2- Sultanahmet
3-Sirkeci, Eminonu
4-Aksaray, Laleli, Sehzadebasi. -
Sirkeci (district 4) is a business area and in the evening and night it is very quiet and almost no one is around and it is not very good area to walk in the evening. -
Aksaray area (district 3) Most of the Russian and Romanian prostitutes in istanbul are staying in that area.
Taksim and Sultanahmet are the best areas to stay in istanbul. There are many nice old hotels in Sultanahmet, most of those hotels were old ottoman family houses and lately they have been renovated and turned into hotels. the good thing about staying in sultanahmet is taht it is close to most of the historical sites, and bed thing about it is too touristical prices are little higher and in the evening is is far from the night life and little boring in teh evening and night,
Taksim is the heart of istanbul and here you can see more local life, especially if you like night life and social life you should saty in Taksim. All of gay bars, clubs, hamams are in Taksim square area and Istiklal street is the first pedestrian street in Istanbul and Turkey. it is the main street in taksim where all the clubs bars restaurants are and it is busy untill 4:00-5:00 am.
There are no any gay hotels in istanbul, for safety reasons mostly you are not alowed to bring your Turkish guest to your room in Turkey . That does not mean that a tourist and a Turkish person can not stay in same room together. it is definitely no problem to stay with your turkish freiend in any hotel, if you chek in together with your Turkish friend or if you register him too at the hotel. in no any hotel in istanbul or anywhere else in Turkey you will have any problem or will be not welcome because you are gay. if you want to book your hotel online, dont to it through any travel agencies in istanbul or through any other web page other than hotel's own web page. Just go to hotel's own web page and make your reservation directly by the hotel, this is also cheapest and safest way.

Istanbul gay guide, information about gay escort boys in istanbul (for those who are interested :-))
There are several rent boys bars in istanbul and many boys are hanging around in taksim square area in the afternoon and in the evenings. most of the rent boys in istanbul are straight and they are top only. If you are thinking about going with one of the rent boys in istanbul, there are some points you have to be careful about.
Always take someone who people know him.
Before you take them make sure how much they want.
Dont go with them to their place if they want to take you to their place.
Never take two of them together.
The best way is if you take them to one of those cheap hotels in taksim square.
Almost in every gay bar in istanbul you will find some gay rent boys, most known gay rent boys bars in istanbul ara club 99 and De ja vu bar. also some rent boys go to queen bar, Tek Yon bar, Neo bar and prive bar. Aquarius sauna in istanbul is also a rent boys sauna and you can have sex with them in a tiny room.

istanbul gay friendly hotels

There are four main hotels districts in istanbul
1-Taksim
2- Sultanahmet
3-Sirkeci, Eminonu
4-Aksaray, Laleli, Sehzadebasi.

Sirkeci (district 4) is a business area and in the evening and night it is very quiet and almost no one is around and it is not very good area to walk in the evening.
 
Aksaray area (district 3) Most of the Russian and Romanian prostitutes in istanbul are staying in that area.

Taksim and Sultanahmet are the best areas to stay in istanbul. There are many nice old hotels in Sultanahmet, most of those hotels were old ottoman family houses and lately they have been renovated and turned into hotels. the good thing about staying in sultanahmet is taht it is close to most of the historical sites, and bed thing about it is too touristical prices are little higher and in the evening is is far from the night life and little boring in teh evening and night,

Taksim is the heart of istanbul and here you can see more local life, especially if you like night life and social life you should saty in Taksim. All of gay bars, clubs, hamams are in Taksim square area and Istiklal street is the first pedestrian street in Istanbul and Turkey. it is the main street in taksim where all the clubs bars restaurants are and it is busy untill 4:00-5:00 am.
There are no any gay hotels in istanbul, for safety reasons mostly you are not alowed to bring your Turkish guest to your room in Turkey . That does not mean that a tourist and a Turkish person can not stay in same room together. it is definitely no problem to stay with your turkish freiend in any hotel, if you chek in together with your Turkish friend or if you register him too at the hotel. in no any hotel in istanbul or anywhere else in Turkey you will have any problem or will be not welcome because you are gay. if you want to book your hotel online, dont to it through any travel agencies in istanbul or through any other web page other than hotel's own web page. Just go to hotel's own web page and make your reservation directly by the hotel, this is also cheapest and safest way