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We came across Dervish’s shop by chance and ended up buying 4 beautiful pieces of hand woven fabrics. The quality of the work is fantastic and Dervish was very good explaining the techniques and processes used to make them. He then showed us many beautiful...More
A friend's husband went to Istanbul and visited the Grand Bazaar. We asked him to bring home soap from Dervis which I had researched when I knew he was going on the trip. He came home with the most wonderful olive oil soap. It was...More
Super bath and bathroom goods shop - having visited a traditional old hammam we consulted Time Out guide - which brought us here as we were keen to buy the scrubbing mits, the amazing soap bag etc - and we did ....but also so much...More
It is worth to look for this wonderful shop and showroom. Their Turkish unique and fine products are all natural, handmade and high quality. Malik, the owner, makes the visit to this shop even more pleasant. He is kind, patient, sensitive, helpful and know exactly...More
best store in the grand bazaar - the owner Tayfun Utkan, was a very nice person - very helpful and also gave some little info about the history and how/where the towels are being made. all products are natural fiber and color. the towels are...More
bought some towels in person and ended up ordering more towels 12 months later to be shipped. great customer service, incredible and unique selection. trustworthy, helpful, impeccable quality, and patient people.
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.