This mobile app of the well-respected and renowned website Istanbul Insider (2011) puts the best local Istanbul advice in your pocket — making it the perfect companion both online and offline while wandering the streets of Istanbul!

The Istanbul Insider shows you the inside track on how to tackle the best sightseeing spots and venues in Istanbul — often off the beaten tourist track. I also provide you with the latest tips & tricks to assure you’ll make the most out of your city trip. All this based on my 14+ years living in Istanbul as an expat (see below for my extended bio).

Why my content is so valuable to readers like you
I don’t rehash widely spread information about Istanbul, already massively available in online or printed guides. Here I focus on sharing up-to-date information that takes you off the beaten tourist track and lets you experience Istanbul just like the locals do.

The Istanbul Insider app,
helps you plan your holiday and advises you on visa, money, safety, and practical issues
gives you tips & tricks on how and when to best visit the various sightseeing spots – world-known ones as well as hidden treasures.
shares with you the best Istanbul addresses to wine & dine, party, and shop, advising you on how to get the best value for your money, shows you the exact locations on the map, hence can give you directions while on the go.
shows you the way – whether you prefer taxis or public transportation – and makes sure the ride is unique, excellent and most importantly, fair.
save you money by showing you how to avoid common Istanbul tourist and taxi scams!

About the Author
I moved to Istanbul in 2004. I started discovering the city with a traditional printed guidebook in hand. Don’t forget, smartphones haven't been invented yet. Those guidebooks had great information on all the monuments, but what they failed to do was guide me through all the tourist traps and tell me how to best get around Istanbul. I also noticed that those guidebooks were quickly outdated. This made me start Istanbul Insider, to help tourist make the most of their trip with the latest and most up-to-date information at their fingertips.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Sasan.v ,

Despite the great website this app is scam itself

After reading the comprehensive website and useful information i was interested in downloading the free app and use it even more.
But the app itself is free of charge but there is absolutely no free content in this app and you have to pay $5 for every single information you desire to have.
So i regret downloading it and will remove it immediately

Developer Response ,

Dear Sasan,

We regret disappointing you.
We offer our customers to buy a full version of our guide to be able to maintain it up to date and truthful (we don’t use any kind of Ads).

You are right, that a free version is very limited, the purpose of it is to show you our app and let you decide will you like to have a full Istanbul guide or not before purchase.

HFBoom ,

Doesn’t download

Can’t get the full version, which is $4.99, to download. It gets to 32% and gets an error message. The free info contains nothing. You have to download to get anything out of it. I’ll need a refund.

Developer Response ,

We regret your bad experience. Please, reinstall the app, hit "get full version" and on purchase description screen find in the bottom "restore purchase". The download will start and everything will work. We would be able to help you faster. if you would contact us by the support link.


Anton Eregin
88.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Anton Eregin & Erlend Geerts
In-App Purchases
  1. Full version $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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