Best dating places in istanbul

Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam and Kilic Ali Pasa Hamami are both centrally located and popular with tourists, prices start at 170 TL.

Basilica Cistern offers the opportunity to explore what’s beneath the city.

Equivalent to the Western sauna, the Turkish bath or ‘hamam’ plays an important role in the Middle Eastern culture, serving as places of social gathering, ritual cleansing and architectural institutions.

Whilst these hamams are not gay venues, they are recommended to those who want to experience the history and tradition of the Turkish bath. Tahiri Galatasaray Hamam Galatasaray was once a men-only venue but now has a section for female clients. This 300-year-old Turkish bath, with an area of about 2,800 m², is considered the last hammam to be built in the Ottoman empire.

The mosque, with its domes and unique six minarets which dominate the Istanbul skyline is a great example of Classical Ottoman architecture.

Once inside you will see the reason behind the name; high domed ceilings with 20,000 16th century blue tiles.

With up to 400,000 visitors each day, the Grand Bazaar has a hectic yet authentic Turkish atmosphere.

The streets are maze-like and it’s very easy to spend the whole day here so stop off in one of the restaurants or cafes for refreshments.

Location: Turkey is known for its Turkish Baths (hammams) and Istanbul has plenty to choose from, from the dedicated spas in beautiful ottoman buildings to the smaller hammams in hotels.

A visit to a Turkish Bath consists of relaxing in a warm steam room, moving into a hotter room then washing in cold water and a massage then finally into a cool room for further relaxation.

Relatively small (400 m²), gay-popular sauna with limited facilities that include a dry sauna, Turkish bath, private cabins, dark room, lockers and a small café lounge.

More popular on weekends, particularly Sunday afternoons. Flash Gym (500 m²) that has enough equipment to get your workout done for the day, including cardiovascular machines and free weights.

Istanbul has hundreds of underground cisterns historically used to store water, the Basilica is one of the few open to the public and one of the biggest covering 2.4 acres.

Tags: , ,