Situated as it is outside the city center in the far from glamorous dıştrict of Kurtulus, from the outside Despina looks far from promising. The bright fluorescent lights and tacky plastic flowers are a long haul from the classy meyhanes (taverns) downtown. However, this little offbeat bar - located in an area, which was once home to a fairly sizable Greek community - is often frequented by fine musicians. The good food and rousing music attracts an appreciative and demonstrative audience, who regularly submit requests for their favorite dance songs. If you turn up on the right night, this can be the most fun place to be in town.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
- Type: Bars, Live Music
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard