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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Located about an hour's drive from Istanbul on the Asian side of the Black Sea coast, Sile is one of the most popular summertime vacation spots for Istanbullus. ...more »
Photographers congregate at Macka Park to admire the diverse flora and fauna and beautiful views. The Park has childrens playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, an artificial island and artificial pools. ...more »
Ulus Park is situated in one of the most prestigious residential areas in Istanbul and enjoys stunning views of the Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace and Üsküdar. There are many wide green areas. ...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.
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