Sultans of Istanbul Tango Marathon and Festival

“Türkiye’de yaşayan tango dostlarımızın Türkçe Sitemizi kullanmaları gerekmektedir”

Sultans Summer Edition

01 – 06 June 2022

Marathon Only

  

Sultans of Istanbul Tango Marathon and Festival was happily celebrated in 2019. Even though it was followed by three years of absence we can still hear its echoes from all over the world! Loooooots of beautiful tandas, emotions, words, videos and photographs were shared about those amazing six years of our event and we are thankful to each and everyone of you who joined us in the last editions. As ‘Sultans’ continues to have such a huge impact we believe that our party will become more and more beautiful now that we some good news to share: In 2022 we will have 2 Sultanic events.

Our Summer edition will only have a marathon format and the Winter edition will take place in our regular festival & marathon format like in the previous years. So, here are the information on the upcoming summer edition:

Our Sultanic Cast

Save the dates!

Sultans Tango Marathon Summer Edition!
01 – 06 June 2022

Summer Edition Concept

To be a part of the marathon you need to register first, then receive an acceptance mail AND FINALLY a confirmation from us.

​​So, please do not make any plans before you receive the acceptance AND the confirmation by e-mail. Marathon packages will be distributed according to gender, nationality, dance level and other carefully chosen criteriaS. We plan the event for 300 people (+/-%10).

It is up to you if you want to register with or without accommodation options. But to have the best possible Sultanic moments, we strongly advise you to select the accommodation option in our event hotel. Sultans is budget friendly and includes several qualities in one single event.

Marathon Packages & Prices

We accept both, single and couple registrations. Please note that the type of the registration is not an acceptance criterion for us, but also keep in mind that we have a limited number of single registrations for both followers and leaders.

There are two basic options for you, with or without accommodation pass.

Accommodation packages; You can select a single or a double room. In a double room you can have either one big bed or two seperate beds.

If you and your partner would like to stay in different rooms, you can put it down in the registration form, where we ask separately for your roommate.

If you have a partner and want to  register to the marathon together with accommodation option, you can also stay in different rooms. In that case, In our registration form, we ask separately for your roommate in our registration form. The marathon will have two open buffets during the day milongas and two after night milongas with free snacks alternatives.

Marathon Pass Only:

The pass includes milongas starting from Friday night to Sunday in the day. The Sunday night milonga is not included. In total, the Marathon Pass without accommodation is 135€.

Marathon Pass With Accommodation:

(This option is not available for the moment)

Prices for first 70 RoomsDouble Room by PersonSingle Room by Person
3 Nights240 €340 €
4 Nights290 €410 €
5 Nights340 €480 €
6 Nights390 €550 €

Marathon pass owners with accommodation can participate in the night milongas for the nights that they are staying in the event Hotel.

The minimum is three nights for accomodations.

Due to the hotel rules we must also increase the prices of the rooms after the first 70 rooms and then 100 rooms are booked. Price changes will be announced on our group page and registration form.

In case you choose a double room without a partner, you may find roommates by sharing a post in our facebook group. In case you can’t a friend we offer to look for a roommate for you . Of course, we do our best to match you according to gender, nationality and similar check-in and check out dates. If we can’t match those criteria, we will let you know what we can offer.

If your check-in and check-out dates with your roommate are not the same, the one who stays longer, is obligated to pay the single room price for those nights.

Breakfast is not included in our prices but you can choose an upgrade room at the registration desk at arrival.

It’s not possible to stay with a non-tango friend or non-tango family member.

Rooms for each participant with accommodation in Gayrettepe Dedeman Istanbul Hotel will be booked by our registration system.

People who stay in the hotel can use the hotel pool, fitness area and WiFi for free.

Pricing for Non-Marathon Milongas

If you haven’t selected an accommodation package, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday night milonga fees will be collected at the entrance. The price is 10€ each.

Airport Transfer

You can also book a Hotel Airport transportation. One way is 70€ and a round trip will be 120€ for a car (not a person). This means that each car can take up to six people with their six luggages. Please take care of finding people who want to share share car if you want to split the costs. To find friends for car sharing you can always post a message in our facebook group.

Program

Our lovely gathering will start on Wednesday, the 1st of June and will end on Monday, the 6th of June. We will dance more than 45 hours in 6 days.

01st of June 2022 – Wednesday

Milonga Venue : Beşiktaş Naval Museum

Adress: Sinanpaşa, Beşiktaş Cd. No:6 D:1, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Shuttle Hours from Dedeman Hotel-> Milonga

19:00 – 19:45 – 20:30

Shuttle Hours from Milonga -> Dedeman Hotel

23:30 – 00:00 – 00:30

Both way ticket is 3 € or 50 TL.


Marathon Welcome Milonga

Milonga Hours : 20:00 – 24:00

Price: 10 €

Registration is not needed. Come & Enter.

DJ: Ahu Türkpençe

13:00 – 20:00: Hotel Welcome Desk (Hotel Check In & Document & Registration)- Dedeman Istanbul Hotel

02nd of June 2022 – Thursday

Milonga Venue : Bahçeşehir Üniversite Roof

Adress: Yıldız, Çırağan Cd., 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Shuttle Hours from Dedeman Hotel-> Milonga

19:00 – 19:45 – 20:30

Shuttle Hours from Milonga -> Dedeman Hotel

23:30 – 00:00 – 00:30

Both way ticket is 3 € or 50 TL.


Marathon Pre-Party Milonga

Milonga Hours : 20:00 – 24:00

Price : 10 €

Registration is not needed. Come & Enter.

DJ: Alper Akgül

13:00 – 18:00: Hotel Welcome Desk (Hotel Check In & Document & Registration)- Dedeman Istanbul Hotel

03rd of June 2022 – Friday

Milonga Venue : Dedeman Hotel Ballroom

Adress: Gayrettepe, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:50, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

14:00 – 03:00: Hotel Welcome Desk (Hotel Check In & Document & Registration)- Dedeman Istanbul Hotel


1st Set of the Day

Milonga Hours : 19:00 – 23:00

Registration: Needed

DJ: Georgia Priskou


2nd Set of the Day

Milonga Hours : 23:00 – 03:00

Registration: Needed

DJ: Ralph Nasi

04th of June 2022 – Saturday

Milonga Venue : Dedeman Hotel Ballroom

Adress: Gayrettepe, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:50, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

14:00 – 03:00: Hotel Welcome Desk (Hotel Check In & Document & Registration)- Dedeman Istanbul Hotel


1 st Set of the Day

Milonga Hours : 14:00 – 19:30

Registration: Needed

DJ: Utku Küley


2nd Set Of The Day

Milonga Hours : 21:30 – 03:00

Registration : Needed

DJ: Ramo & Go – Go

05th of June 2022 – Sunday

Milonga Venue : Dedeman Hotel Ballroom

Adress: Gayrettepe, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:50, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul


Last Set of The Marathon

Milonga Hours : 14:00 – 19:30

Registration: Needed

DJ: Mauro Berardi

Milonga Venue : Dedeman Hotel Ballroom

Adress: Gayrettepe, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:50, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul


Marathon After Party

Milonga Hours : 21:30 – 03:00

Price: 10 €

Registration is not needed. Come & Enter.

DJ: Super Sabino

Show: Katerina Chatzipanteli & Giorgos Nikou

06th of June 2022 – Monday

Milonga Venue : Beşiktaş Naval Museum

Adress: Sinanpaşa, Beşiktaş Cd. No:6 D:1, 34353 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Shuttle Hours from Dedeman Hotel-> Milonga

19:00 – 19:45 – 20:30

Shuttle Hours from Milonga -> Dedeman Hotel

23:30 – 00:00 – 00:30

Both way ticket is 3 € or 50 TL.


Goodbye Milonga

Milonga Hours : 20:00 – 24:00

Price: 10 €

Registration is not needed. Come & Enter.

DJ: Ozan Baran

Top 7 Reasons to become a Sultan !

The warmest tango friends all over the world are keep coming and making our dream bigger and bigger.

This wonderful period of blooming flowers, sweet summer sun and party atmosphere across the whole city are some of many reasons why we want to welcome you to Istanbul in June.

All milongas during the marathon period will be at the 5 star event hotel. The elements of comfort and togetherness are some of our priorities for Sultans.

As you can see we have a pretty long dates for a marathon because for us 3 days of dancing is never enough. We invite you to dance next to Bosphorus.. 

We only work with the best DJ’s available on planet Earth. No bad music ever allowed. 

Thanks to our  warm and experienced team, you don’t have to think about any detail. Every year it just gets better and better.

We love surprises, a lot!! So, there’s always something spectacular around the corner.

Venues & Accommodation

Let Go of Yesterday, Embrace Today, Dream Tomorrow.

Sultanic Moments Forever

Dedeman Gayrettepe Istanbul Hotel is the place where we organize all festival & marathon events, workshops and fun. The hotel is our marathons hotspot which is why we strongly recommend you to choose the accommodation packages. The main milongas (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will be held in Dedeman Istanbul’s Ballroom.

Wednesday, Thursday and Monday milongas will be held in different venues very close to the hotel.

Dedeman Gayrettepe Istanbul Hotel is a five star hotel, designed as a modern city hotel. It continues to share its 30 years of experience with guests from all around the world. The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, just few minutes away from major business and shopping centers, and it is the perfect choice for tango lovers.

The rooms are all at least 18.5 sqm (199 sq.ft.) in size and are as comfortably appointed as they are tastefully decorated, a hallmark of Dedeman hospitality. All of them are equipped with a flat screen LCD TV with satellite, along with a minibar and an in-room safe.

Hotel’s SPA has outstanding treatments in facials, massages, body treatments, makeup and hair care. With their top professional aestheticians and massage therapists, it’s a heaven getting yourself pampered. Also, a Turkish Hammam and swimming pool will totally help you get relaxed.​

Dedeman Gayrettepe Istanbul Hotel has a magnificent, beautifully decorated ballroom with the size of 500sqm without columns. The ceiling’s height is 4.5 meters which provides dancing in spacious surroundings.

The most friendly accommodation prices are waiting for you! Make sure you get them and register via our web page!

Memories From Our Last Edition

Covid – 19

We believe that the situation will improve by June. There are, nevertheless, requirements to join the event:

It will be necessary to show one of the following documents at the entrance:

IGG antibodies Positive PCR test not older than 6 months and not younger than 3 weeks

Vaccine certificate (any vaccine)

Negative COVID test not older than 48 hours (antigen or PCR)

The event will be held if the national regulations will still allow it. If your country of origin will block trips to Turkey or Turkey will block you from entering the country, you will be entitled to a complete refund of the marathon fee.

The above conditions may change according to the regulations to be published in the future. When you come to the event, you must present the documents above.

Sultans Winter Edition

02 – 07 November 2022

will be Festival & Marathon

Confirmed Maestros for Now!

Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez

Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra

Georgia Priskou & Loukas Balokas

Zeynep Aktar & Sercan Yiğit

Registrations will start at 16 th. June 2022 at 22:00 İstanbul Time (UTC+3)​

2014

OUR SULTANIC JOURNEY BEGINS

First Sultans was started as a marathon. Over 300 Tango lovers from the all around the globe joined the event. It was highlighted as one of the most sensational events of 2014. Many friends stayed after the event for some extra days even weeks and some of them decided to move to İstanbul even for longer periods. 2014 Cast Alper Akgül Florín Ovídiu Ziko Bílbiie Massimo Maugeri Mikael Holber Nicoletta Radice Roberto Lehner Semeon Kukormin Vladislav Petrov
2015

11 DAYS OF SULTANS

1 Orchestra, 7 Maestros, 11 Days, 21 DJ’s, 150 Hours of dancing, 1000 Tango lovers … After the first successful event. We decided to do something super crazy and planned a 11 days of Tango event. Which made the Sultans, the longest Tango event of 2016.1 Orquesta, 7 Maestro, 11 Days, 21 DJ’s, 150 Hours of dancing become together during the event. More then 1000 of Tango lovers joined the event and lived the privilege of being a Sultan/Sultana. Cast Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes Neri Piliu & Yanina Quinones Guille Barrionuevo & Mariela Sametband Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou Ivan Terrezas & Sara Grdan Utku Küley & İris Doğdu Özgür Arın & Sonja Schuster Emilio Cornejo & Maria Moreno DJ Cast Ala Malisa Akın Gökkaya Alex Hawat Alper Akgül Anne Fatout Catherine Neacat DJ Maral Elisa Holland Gabriela Manea Halil Ertekin İlias Selalmazidis Juliana Thutlawa Kadir Ünay Karolina Tkachzuk Massimo Maugeri Nefeli Laina Tuğba Tanören Vera Tinkova
2016

ONE OF THE BIGGEST TANGO CONCERT

Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra was the star of the event. 4000 Tango lovers had an unforgettable night. Cast Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou Maxim Gerasimov & Maria Marinova Utku Küley & İris Doğdu DJ Cast Ala Malisa Halil Ertekin Alper Akgül Ralph Nasi Tango Beat Busters Vladislav Petrov Kadir Ünay İlias Selalmazidis
2017

EVERYTHING IN ONE VENUE!

Sultans participants enjoyed comfort of having super friendly marathon & festival at 5 star Dedeman Gayrettepe hotel. We had a perfect atmosphere with the best crowd ever. Cast Simone Facchinni & Gioia Abballe Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou Özgür Arın & Mimi Hirsch Carolina Couto & Emanuel Ladesma Emilio Cornejo & Belen Jaramillo Murat Elmadağlı & Ilgın Tetikcan Selçuk Atalay & Müge Üner DJ Cast Alper Akgül Halil Ertekin Ralph Nasi Asia Moiseeva Tango Beat Busters DJ Rash Kadir Ünay Adam Shah İlias Selalmazidis
2018

WE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TANGO EVENTS OF WORLD!

By 2018, Sultans changed its dates to November. Also, added 2015 Mundial de Tango Pista winners Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon to its cast. We shared amazing emotions all-together and become one of he best event of 2018! Cast Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon Simone Facchinni & Gioia Abballe Gianpiero Galdi & Lorena Tarantino Andres Molina & Natacha Lockwood Eşref Alptekin & Vanessa Gauch DJ Cast Marcelo Rojas Mauro Berardi Andres Molina Super Sabino Ramo & Go - Go Alper Akgül İlias Selalmazidis Vladislav Petrov
2019

ONE OF THE BEST TANGO EVENTS IN WORLD!

By 2019, Sultans changed its dates to November. Also, added tango legends Fernando Sanchez and Ariadna Naveira to our cast. Including Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon, Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou and Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini. Cast Fernando Sanchez & Ariadna Naveira Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon Simone Facchinni & Gioia Abballe Katerina Zak & Max Izvekov Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou Tolga Şahin & Melike Karadağlı DJ Cast Marcelo Rojas Mauro Berardi Super Sabino Ramo & Go - Go Alper Akgül Gergena Mamaloca Boeva Carlos Cabral İlias Selalmazidis Georgia Ardilla Ferfeli Melih Meriç Berkil Lina
2020

FIRST ONLINE FESTIVAL

Due to the Pandemic conditions we organized our first online tango festival. It was an offering for tango lovers having a new way of keeping theirselves connected to Tango even during pandemic with an incredible cast. Cast Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes Fernando Sanchez & Ariadna Naveira Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon
2021

AMAZING LA SULTANA

We organized our second online festival. We we successfully managed to bring top class 4 amazing maestras for La Sultana. Cast Mariana Montes Ariadna Naveira Clarisa Aragon Eleonora Kalganova
2021 Videos

Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra visited Istanbul during September 2021. We had a lovely workshop weekend and they performed at our school, Academia Del Tango Istanbul season opening milonga. It was great to re-meet after two long years.

Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – Una Noche De Garufa #AcademiadelTangoIstanbul Season Kickoff’21
Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – La Tupungatina #AcademiadelTangoIstanbul Season Kickoff 2021
Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – En El Rosal –#AcademiadelTangoIstanbul Season Kickoff 2021
Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – A Mis Viejos #AcademiadelTangoIstanbul Season Kickoff 2021
2019 Videos

After an incredibly successful 2018, Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra become maestros for Sultans for the second time. It was a pure bliss to have them again in Sultans.

Masters of Musicality ! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – El Andariego – #Sultanstango’19
The Connection ! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – Sin Palabras – #Sultanstango’19
Masters of Musicality ! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – El entrerriano – #Sultanstango’19
Crazy Vals! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – Miedo – Juan D’Arienzo #Sultanstango’19
Milonga Time ! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra – Mano Brava – Anibal Troilo #Sultanstango’19
2018 Videos

Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra, well respected 2015 world champions in tango salon style joined to Sultans Tango Festival for the first time. It was the first moments of becoming a family and start of a legendary partnership.

Amazing! Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra ! Yunta De Oro,Tango Bardo #Sultanstango’18
Amazing Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra ! Orgullo Criollo  #Sultanstango’18  #ClarisayJonathan
Amazing Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra ! Mensaje  #Sultanstango’18 #ClarisayJonathan
Amazing Clarisa Aragón & Jonathan Saavedra! Le Vieja Sereneta, Alberto Castillo #Sultanstango’18
2019 Videos

Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez, iconic maestros joined to Sultans Tango Festival for the first time. Their presence created a beautiful effect on Sultans. We are looking forward to be with them for upcoming years.

Legends! Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez, Charamusca,Juan D’Arienzo  #Sultans’19 #ariadnayfernando
Legends! Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez, Arrabal, Pedro Laurenz, #Sultanstango’19
Legends! Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez, Mano Brava , Solo Tango  #Sultans’19 #ariadnayfernando
Legends! Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez,El Choclo Carlos Di Sarli, #Sultans’19 #ariadnayfernando
Legends! Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez ,Camino del Tucumán, Angel D’Agostino #Sultanstango’19
2016 Videos

Sara Grdan & Ivan Terrezas are World Star tango dancers who joined to Sultans Tango Festival at 2016. Their tango teaching is based on connection, quality of movement, creative expression and musicality. Their performances are always extraordinary and highly creative.

Sara Grdan and Ivan Terrazas – Milonga del recuerdo
Sara Grdan and Ivan Terrazas – Café Domínguez with Solo Tango
Sara Grdan and Ivan Terrazas – Chin chin, Istanbul 2016
2016 Videos

Guillermo Barrionuevo and Mariela Sametband – amazing, mind blowing and extra ordinary couple!

Their workshops are are always entertaining and their shows has the element of surprise.

Mariela Sametband and Guille Barrionuevo – La cumparsita #MarielayElPeque
Mariela Sametband and Guille Barrionuevo – Paciencia with Sebastian Arce #MarielayElPeque
Mariela Sametband and Guille Barrionuevo – El desafío #MarielayElPeque
Mariela Sametband and Guille Barrionuevo – Zor #MarielayElPeque
2019 Videos

Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini joined to Sultans Tango Festival 3 times in a row. Every year they managed to enchant us more with their amazing shows and their performance in workshops.

Wonderful! Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini, – Quejas de bandoneón – Forever Tango #Sultanstango’19
Wonderful! Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini, – Adiós querida – Juan D’Arienzo #Sultanstango’19
Wonderful! Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini, – Por la vuelta – Floreal Ruiz #Sultanstango’19
2018 Videos

World Tango Vice-Champions Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini has joined to Sultans Tango Festival for the second time. They shared 4 breath taking performances with us.

Incredible Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini – Recuerdo – #Sultanstango’18
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Incredible Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini -Quien Lo Habria De Pensar- #Sultanstango’18
Incredible Gioia Abballe & Simone Facchini – Pobre Flor – #Sultanstango’18
All Videos

Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas from Greece were with us from the first Sultans and will be with us till our final edition. They are the founders and head teachers of Tango Fix Athens. Their teaching is based on the understanding of the basic dance elements and they always seek to provide our students with the necessary tools to create their own dance, through a fun method. They emphasize not only the technique but also help the students to understand the general philosophy and culture of Argentine tango.

Adorables! Georgia Priskou & Loukas Balokas, Quién sos, #Sultanstango’19 GeorgiayLoukas
Adorables! Georgia Priskou & Loukas Balokas, Adoración, Rodolfo Biagi #Sultanstango’19
Adorables! Georgia Priskou & Loukas Balokas,El Puntazo, Tango Bardo #Sultanstango’19 #georgiayloukas
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Adorables! Georgia Priskou & Loukas Balokas, Alma de Bohemio #Sultanstango’19 #GeorgiayLoukas
Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – La bruja, Istanbul 2016
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Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Yunta de oro
Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Castañuelas
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Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – La milonga que faltaba
Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Milonga del ángel
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Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Remembranza by Solo Tango
Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Corrientes y Esmeralda
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Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Juan D’Arienzo Medley
Georgia Priskou and Loukas Balokas – Valsecito criollo
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Contact

Please email us for anything you need. We will do our best to support you, as always.

e-mail: info@sultanstango.com