Gay and Lesbian Tourism Turkey provides gay friendly travel information for GLBTI people and their friends on accommodation, hotels, resorts, car hire, holiday tours, clubs and attractions.
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Istanbul – has a considerable gay life and tens of gay bars and clubs mainly around Taksim and Beyoglu districts. Local GLBT association Lambda Istanbul organized a big gay & lesbian parade (Pride Istanbul) out in the streets with the legal permission of local authorities.
Patara beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches near the ancient city of Patara in Turkey. you need to walk from the village to the beach about 1,5 km and you will pass through the ancient city of Likya. (Theatre, tombs etc.)
At 18 kilometres, Patara beach is the longest in its region and sometimes reaches a width of 200-300 metres. The beach has soft sand and shallow sea. It is the one of the places that sea turtle leave their eggs. Because of this, the beach is under protection. At its Eastern-most point there is a rocky outcrop looking over a spectacular rocky cove.
If you are looking for a nice place with adventure, fun and tranquility to spend your vacation, then the Patara Beach is the perfect place to go. It’s a place where you can find serenity and stunning views, the white sandy beach is only an added bonus to this lovely place. Patara is very close to Kalkan and Kaputaş Beach those places are must to see, you will never forget that blue match sea and sky…Patara beach is a sanctuary to different types of birds and a breeding ground for the Loggerhead turtle, which was believed to be an endangered specie.
Patara beach has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world and it is the widest beach of Northern Mediterranean. With no buildings visible except for the small café, you can truly enjoy the white sand and water view. Patara beach is also well known for its very clean and complete facilities.
IQ welcomes Gay & Lesbian visitors with elegant recommendations and nice guiding for a memorable Istanbul experience.
Invites Gay&Lesbian and Gay&Lesbian Friendly People to share all updated information and recent experiences about the places, culture, people…
Let’s enjoy Istanbul, The magnificent city of Dreams, Cultures, Sultans, History, Bosphorus!
As your local shopping friend travel agencies will design your Istanbul Shopping Tour with you to create shopping itineraries that meet your unique specifications.
Agencies private shopping tours are tailored to your wishes. Whether you have very little time available or you are planning an extended shopping trip in Istanbul, they will be more than happy to arrange your private shopping tour in Istanbul accompanying you where you will save time and money…
First of all they assign your likes and dislikes for shopping and we create a list of shopping options from the whole list like;
Nisantasi (a very trendy street of Istanbul, Gucci, Armani, Louis Vuitton… and some nice cafes and restaurants…)
Kanyon and Istinye Park Shopping malls, Kanyon is a new design mall half open air with nice brands…
Grand Bazaar and around (Carpet store and its history, Turkish tiles store and its details with history, Leather shops, jewellery stores…etc)
Walk along Istiklal str. with local stores… finishes the tour with a coffee offer and a gift souvenier from the agency.
Sugar is the unique option for those who are looking a gay bar and not a gay dance club. During summertime it becomes the one and only open air gay venue of Istanbul. During day time it is a cafe and a restaurant (Open every day from 1 pm to 2 am.) It is a meeting point for gay locals as well as visitors. A pretty good food menu is served. It is at the heart of the city night life center: Istiklal Street, Taksim, Beyoglu. A big gay pride flag will welcome you at the door of Sugar.It is on a small street (Saka Salim Street) at the opposite of Saint Antoine Church, Istiklal Street. There is a gloria jeans cafe at the corner (be caferull there a couple of Glorias on Istiklal Street)
Please ask our recommended travel agencies about other gay and lesbian places in Turkey. They will guide you.