Don’t know what to do for Valentine’s day in Istanbul, then read my blog post…

It is that time of year when the month of love inspires you to seek out new romantic places to enjoy with your special someone.

Valentine’s Day is a popular day in Istanbul, and there are plenty of events for you to celebrate your loved one.

I have compiled a list of the best places (in my opinion) to celebrate Valentine’s day in Istanbul:

5th – 14th February:

  • Kanyon AVM

Kanyon AVM are hosting lots of events everyday from 5th – 14th Feb: 12:00 – 20:00. All of the events will be located at the Kanyon Igloo. If you fancy doing something different and fun, then make sure you check out their instagram for updates on daily events.

10th February:

  • Shangri-la Istanbul Valentine’s Chocolate workshop

Take part in a “chocolate workshop” for couples. It’s a great way to spend quality time with each other as well as making things together. If you’re interested then contact the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul to book place.

Le Cordon Bleu are offering a Valentines Day  Workshop this Saturday 10th February at 10:3017:00. It is ideal for those who want to do something different this Valentine’s Day.

For 400TL you can enter the kitchen together with Le Cordon Bleu’s experienced chefs and prepare some delicious recipes, including:

– Almond Chocolate Biscuit

– Norwegian Style Artichoke,

– White Cheese Mousse with Red Glaze

14th February:

  • Four Seasons Bosphorus 

The Four Seasons Bosphorus have a very special event for couples who want to celebrate Valentine’s day, by organising a romantic movie. With chocolate strawberries, movie snacks and unlimited local drinks. Make sure you contact them to reserve a place.

  • Jazz at a Waterfront Mansion

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the historical Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı, a seaside mansion, will be opening its doors on the evening of Valentine’s Day for a special dinner and a live jazz musical performance by the Yeşim Pekiner Quintet. Tickets are TL 620 for two, and include dinner and drinks in a venue that offers a priceless Bosphorus view.

  • Italian “Lovers Feast” at Mövenpick 

On Wednesday, Feb. 14,  19:00 – 23:00, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, located in Levent, will be serving a special Italian-themed Valentine’s Day dinner,  that will be accompanied by live music by Ayşen Zülfikar, who will be performing Italian arias and all-time favorite love songs. The setting will be super romantic with candlelight and a delicious four-course meal. This dinner will costs TL 230 and includes unlimited beverages.

There is something for everyone, from cooking workshops to romantic candlelit dinners.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!