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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
In a city that prides itself on its history, Istanbul Modern Museum is a refreshing alternative for those who want to see a piece of the ‘new Istanbul.’ ...more »
The Istanbul Aviation (Air Force) Museum documents aviation history in Turkey. The Museum’s extensive collection in spread over 15,000 square metres with both covered and outdoor sections. ...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.
"Once you step onto the road, and you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to" - J.R.R. Tolkien