Here is where you can find more information about istanbulite on press.

Below are some of the media that has featured istanbulite’s tours on their travel sections.

Feel free to click on the logos to read the original articles. 


The Independent

Customized version of ‘I Have A Weekend in Istanbul’ was mentioned at The Independent in July 2015.   The tour included an ‘authentic lunch experience’ and private yacht tour as well.

The Guardian

istanbulite has been featured on The Guardian Travel on Nov 8, 2014. ”The delightful Eda Sökmen specialises in custom-made private tours of Istanbul”.. Click on the image to read more


istanbulite was featured by Laurie Werner on Forbes Travel blog in 2015. Click here to read about the piece called ‘The Guide To Know in Istanbul’


istanbulite has been rewarded with ‘Certificate of Excellence for three years in a row: 2015, 2014 and 2013. Click on the image to read our guests’ comments.

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RC Quarterly, alumni publication of Robert College, has featured istanbulite on the alumni news section in December 2015 edition. istanbulite is founded by Eda Sokmen, RC’01 alumni. Click on the logo and scroll down to page 62 to read more.


Eda of istanbulite had the pleasure to host award-winning Australian chef Shane Delia and show him some of the ‘local’ tastes of Istanbul.

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istanbulite’s ‘contemporary art walk’ and ‘perfect contemporary art day in Istanbul’ tours were mentioned by art mag, Scotland’s & North East England’s largest circulating art magazine, in September 2015. Click on the logo to read the article.

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istanbulite’s ‘i have three days in Istanbul’ tour which was customized for Mary Ramos and her mother, was featured in AFAR media by photographer and writer Mary Ramos. Click on the image to read the review.

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istanbulite’s ‘contemporary art walk’, led by a local artist, was mentioned by yabangee, an online platform popular by the expat circle in the city. The article was published in June 2014. Click on the image to read it.


istanbulite has been featured on Savoteur. Firstly with ‘Paper Marbling Workshop’ and secondly with ‘Perfect Art Day in Istanbul’ tour. Click on the image to read more.

Two Monkeys Travel Group

Two Monkeys Travel Group, one of the most influential travel bloggers, has featured one of our popular food tour, ‘Following the Footsteps of Shane Delia’ in their blog. Click on the image to read their impression.

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Hippie in Heels, Rachel Jones, was here in Istanbul and experienced a customized version of our ‘Shopping in Historical Bazaars of Istanbul’ tour. Click on the image to read more about her impressions.

istanbulite has been featured by ‘New Jetsetters’, luxury travel blog founded by Deb & Steve from Canada. Lovely couple stayed at the Four Seasons Sultanahmet and did a short version of one of our most popular tours, ‘I only have a day in Istanbul’ with our founder Eda. Click on the logo to read the review.