September 01 – 05, 2022 istanbul

“Nostalgia – its delicate, but potent. In Greek nostalgia literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. Nostalgias will take you to a place where we ache to go again. To a place where we know are loved.”

“Türkiye’de yaşayan tango dostlarımızın türkçe sitemizi kullanmaları gerekmektedir”



We all know that feeling. Nostalgia, that longing feeling for the past when things seemed better, easier, and more fun. We are missing quality tango moments with amazing music, passionate dancers, hand-selected DJ’s, a beautiful venue with great dance floor and of course with the energy of magnificent Istanbul.

Please know that Nostalgias is not a regular tango marathon. During day time we will have a brunch on a Nostalgic ship and visit historical places of Istanbul and during the night we will dance till the morning. In case you want to have attend workshops of Sebastian Jimenez & Agostina Tarchini its also a beautiful option.

  • Balance: Gender and geographic balanced
  • Dancers: 200 Experienced, open minded, easy going non snobbish
  • Emotional Status: Enthusiastic to dance and be happy
  • Floor: 300 m2 Wooden
  • Hours of Dancing: 5 days and over 40 hours
  • Invitation: Friendly, easy and social
  • Photographs: Black, white and gray
  • Places: Our venue is next to Bosphorus in Beşiktaş
  • Ronda: Respectful dancing with partner & surrounding dancers
  • Sound: Traditional tango orchestras
  • Spaces: Socializing area for chat and cabeceo, large dancing area for one or multiple tandas
  • Organizers: Cute, experienced and willing to help

Nostalgias Tango Marathon İstanbul is organized jointly by Academia Del Tango İstanbul (İris Doğdu Küley, Utku Küley and Bento İybar ) also known as organizers of Sultans Tango Marathon & Festival and one of the best tango schools in Turkey, Tango La Vida (Nilay Akgün, Muharrem Yılmazkaya and Selahattin Temurçin).


Pre-Party – 10 € (Thursday Milonga)

Marathon Pack – 120 € (Includes Friday & Saturday Milongas & Saturday Brunch and Dolmabahçe Palace Visit)

After Party – 20 € (Sunday Night Milonga Sebastian Jimenez & Agostina Tarchini Show)

Goodbye Milonga – 10 € (Monday Milonga)

1 Day Workshop Package – 90 € (4 Classes)

2 Day Workshop Package – 130 € (8 Classes)


For our special event we have organized a special DJ team. During the marathon only traditional tango songs will be played.


Thursday, 01 September (Pre Party Milonga)
19:00 – 01:00:  Pre-party – Muharrem Yılmazkaya

Venue: Tango La Vida

Friday, 02 September (Marathon Starts)
19:00 – 24:00:  Friday evening set – DJ Ozan Baran           
24:00 – 04:00: Friday late night set – DJ Alper Akgül

Venue: Istanbul Naval Museum    

Saturday, 03 September

14:00 – 16:00 : Brunch at Le Vapeur Magique (Included at Marathon Fee)
19:00 – 24:00 : Saturday evening set – DJ Ahu Türkpençe
24:00 – 04:00:  Saturday late night set – DJ Ralph Nasi

Venue: Istanbul Naval Museum

Sunday, 04 September

14:00 – 16:00 : Dolmabahçe Palace Tour (Included in Marathon Fee)

Marathon After Party Milonga

19:00 – 24:00:  Sunday evening set

– DJ Berkil Kübra Ceran –

24:00 – 04:00:  Sunday late night set

– DJ Utku Küley –

Show: Sebastian Jimenez & Agostina Tarchini

Venue: Istanbul Naval Museum

Monday, 05 September Marathon Goodbye Milonga
19:00 – 01:00:  After-party – DJ Bento Iybar

Venue: Tango La Vida

A Special Workshop by Sebastian Jimenez & Agostina Tarchini

We are very happy to inform you that in the same weekend with Nostalgias Tango Marathon. There will be also workshops by Sebastian Jimenez and Agostina Tarchini in İstanbul.

 3 September Saturday / 10.30 – 15.00

  • Women Technique
  • Search for linear and circular sequences. Fluency in my dance.
  • Rhytmic sequences for waltz
  • Dance on axis and out of axis

        4 September Sunday / 10.30 – 15.00

  • Men Technique
  • Enrosque’s techniques for leaders and followers
  • Techniques of Boleos and Ganchos
  • Different contact points to strenght the connection


Venue No 1. – Main Venue for our event is will be Istanbul Naval Museum

Friday – Saturday- Sunday milongas will be held there.

Istanbul Naval Museum is one of the most eminent naval museum in Turkey. In terms of the richness of its collections, it is one of the preminent museums in the World. The museum, a component of Turkish naval forces, is the first naval museum in Turkey. The collection of the museum consists of approximately 20.000 objects. The main exhibition building has three floors and covers a total of 20.000 square meters. The museum serves its visitors according to the new museology concept with 4 main galleries, 2 exhibition rooms, kid’s room, cinevision, auditorium, 2 art galleries and 2 foyers.

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

Venue No 2. – Our Thursday and Monday milongas will be held in Tango La Vida.

Tango La Vida is considered as one of the best tango school venue in Istanbul with lots of qualities.

Tango La Vida’s 135 m2 one-piece column-free dance floor and 60 m2 semi-covered terrace resting area makes the venue perfect place for Pre – Marathon & Goodbye Milongas.

Adress:  Caferağa Mahhallesi Albay Faik Sözdener Caddesi Çetintaş İş Merkezi No.13 Kat: 5, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul


Ideal option for accommodation is looking for Airbnb rentals or Boutique Hotels close to the Beşiktaş area. Where is super close to the marathon venue. There are plenty of options for every budget and taste.

Covid Cancellation Policy

Considering the Covid situation, 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. In any other cases there will be no refund in case of cancellation of your registration.


Please e-mail us for anything you need. We will do our best to support, like always.