About the Istanbeautiful

The website is a comprehensive travel guide to visiting Istanbul, where you can find out top things to do, days out, attractions, sights, what’s on, festivals, events, tours, restaurants, hotels and transport in Istanbul. The website also an advisor for where to go for taking care of your medical issues across the border, including top clinics, surgeons and doctors.

Who we are? is managed with the team and fellows of Istanbul locals, expats and world travelers, under TR registered individual company (Alive Media). The website has no connection with any civic organization.

About Us

We aim to provide the very up-to-date and quality information and advice for your trip to our city Istanbul. We try to do our best to keep our website up-to-date with all the tourist information. Our motto is “Your Go-See-Do-Heal Advisor”.

We try to do our best to provide you the best advice on the city’s top sights and sounds, with the very best tourist , medical and health services from the trusted companies and providers. Established in 2011, the website has grown steadily and now we see that it has become the world leader Istanbul website of travel guide and tourist information, travel and health services and bookings. It has great number of visitors from all over the world. We are so thankful for our unique and fantastic visitors.

Istanbeautiful covers all the necessary travel information of arranging your trip to Istanbul in Turkey, including what to do and see, top things to do, top places to visit and see, best places to stay, city’s top areas and neighborhoods, restaurants, cafes, shopping places, accommodation, airports and transportation options, and many more.

Our aspect is to give our visitors practical information and honest advice to make them feel like they will travel the city like a local. If you have any concerns or questions about our website, or about any information that you couldn’t find about our city, please drop us a line to

Tours & Tickets Advice

Istanbeautiful does not operate any tours and activities, but we are partners with several hand picked tour operators and we present them in our website. Direct responsibility and liability for any tours and activities lie with the operators or providers themselves.

The tours and tickets you see on our website are selected by our team from a number of suppliers including Istanbul Welcome Card, Istanbul E-Pass, GetYourGuide, Viator, and Tranigo. We only suggest the proven tours, trusted agents and top rated ones with the travelers’ comments.

Medical Tourism Advice

Istanbeautiful does not have any partnerships with the clinics, hospitals and doctors. The medical content on our website is only for informational purposes. You should consult your doctor for any diagnosis and treatments. We are not responsible for any unexpected situations you may have as all are health issues. We aim to provide you objective reviews of the top clinics and surgeons by our team members who are in the Turkish health sector for more than 15 years, to help you decide where to go for your medical, plastic surgery and cosmetic needs in Istanbul and Turkey.

We gathered the listings by taking care of many components such as the comments of both local and foreign patients, the quality of the health services, medical technology, international competence, certificates, brand value of the hospitals and clinics, as well as the training of the doctors and surgeons, the surgeries they perform, academic publications, and the awards they receive. You may have an idea of the top hospitals, clinics, doctors and surgeons in the city with our useful guides.

Meet Our Team

Our blog is founded on the principles of fellowship, respect, and sharing, and we recognize that our readers are the cornerstone of our success. We welcome any questions or queries. Istanbeautiful offer a comprehensive information and guide about the city’s top attractions, sights, festivals and events, key traveler information to make your Istanbul visit run smoothly, insider advice on how to explore Istanbul like a local, plus medical guide to city’s top rated and trusted doctors, surgeons, and clinics.

Ali Çağlayan

Founder + CEO + Content Writer & Manager

Burak Önal

Co-Founder + Marketing + CFO + CMO

Medical Advisory Board

With rapid advancements in the medical tourism, our Medical Advisory Board doctors provide us continuous insights from top industry experts, enabling us to stay at the forefront. Collaborating by volunteer with our senior leadership, these doctors offer their perspectives on medical tourism opportunities and challenges in Turkey. They also share their clinical expertise to the medical content we produce on, ensuring its accuracy, impartiality, and relevance.

Salih Onur Basat

Op.Dr. - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Ceyhun Aydogan

Op.Dr. - Bariatric Surgery

Okan Morkoc

Op.Dr. - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Evren Gokesme

Derm.Dr. - Dermatology

Mehmet Emre Dinç

Op.Dr. - Rhinoplasty

Burcu K. Arslan

Jin. Op. Dr. - Gynecology


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