Turkuazoo is Turkey’s first giant aquarium over 8.000 sqm. This next generation aquarium is located inside the Forum Istanbul shopping mall in Bayrampasa. ...more »
Riva is a peaceful beach resort located about 40km from Istanbul on the Black Sea coast, not far from the Anadolu Feneri (Anatolian Lighthouse) and Sile. ...more »
The golden sands of Kilyos stretch out to the dark waters of the Black Sea. This resort village is located about 35km from the city centre and is a popular getaway for Istanbullus during the summer. ...more »
The best of the Anatolian side's Marmara Sea beaches, Caddebostan was recently re-opened to sun seekers. Entry is free and it is conveniently located near to Bagdat Caddesi. ...more »
Ever wanted to see the sights of Turkey, but don’t have the time? Maybe you need some help preparing your Turkish itinerary? Then perhaps Miniaturk is the answer. ...more »
Istanbul Aquarium, rumoured to be the world's largest thematic aquarium (and the first to consist of all seas) was recently opened in Istanbul. ...more »
Istanbul Dolphinarium, located on the Golden Horn, gives visitors the chance to watch or swim with dolphins and puts on a number of performances. The Dolphinarium has six pools and a large show pool. ...more »
This extensive woodland area, located about 20km from Istanbul, makes for a pleasant city escape. It has around 5,500 hectares of forest and many bird and animal species. ...more »
Istanbul Toy Museum is situated inside a historic wooden mansion in Goztepe on the Asian side of the city. It was founded by renowned Turkish author and poet, Sunay Akin. ...more »
Reaching a height of 261 metres, Istanbul's tallest building, the Sapphire, now has an observation deck from which to enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. ...more »
Children tend to love and be loved by Istanbul. Thanks to its natural beauty, interesting historical sites and attractions catering to young ones, this family friendly city continues to excite and educate with its many things to do for children.
Theme parks such as Minaturk, Dolphinarium and Rahmi M. Koc Museum combine fun with learning, while the many parks, beaches and forests in Istanbul offer a chance for children to let loose and play. The famous Turkish hospitality extends warmly to little ones, and foreign children will find themselves at the centre of attention from locals.
"One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are " - Edith Wharton