It is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It is officially part of the world association of zoos and WASA – Istanbul Aquarium
Where is the Istanbul Aquarium located?
It is located 5 km far from the old Ataturk International Airport. It is a park composed of 16 themes. Visitors will have the pleasure of crossing several atmospheres, a tropical forest, a cave of stalactites, an iceberg, a boat machinery, a glass tunnel, etc.
By washing your hands before, you can touch some specimens: starfish, a crab and others… with the help of a specialist from the Istanbul Aquarium who will put them in your hands!
The place is guarded by professionals, the inhabitants of this aquarium live in what is closest to their natural environment.
The staff of the Istanbul Aquarium is welcoming. There are interesting shops, various places to cool off, eat a bite with a superb view of the Marmara Sea as a bonus, and activities for a superb day to spend with family. Adults and children will be delighted.
A little peckish: restaurants, cafes, pastries, confectionery are at your disposal.
How to go to the Istanbul Aquarium?
From Taksim, take the Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro, get off at Yenikapı and take Marmaray. From Marmaray go to Florya Akvaryum.
From Kadıköy take the Kadıköy-Tavşantep metro get off at Ayrılıkçeşmesi station, take Marmaray and get off at Florya Akvaryum station.
From Sultanahmet, Beyazit take the tram towards Bagcilar and get off at Aksaray station and walk to Yenikapi from there, take Marmaray towards Halkali and get off at Florya Akvaryum station.
Where do the free shuttles of the Istanbul Aquarium leave from?
Istanbul Aquarium has opened two offices, the first in Sultanahmet next to the Sultanahmet tram station and the second in Taksim next to the Marmara Hotel. You can buy your tickets at these offices and leave with the free shuttle – the Istanbul Aquarium free shuttle schedules are at 10 AM -11 AM -12 AM daily.
Kalkis: departure / Varis: arrival
Istanbul Akvaryum www.istanbulakvaryum.com
Şenlikköy, Yeşilköy Halkalı Caddesi 93 Florya (European shore)
Tel: (212) 444 9744 Fax: (212) 574 2135
Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays
and from: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends
Ticket prices for Istanbul Aquarium
The prices have changed at the Istanbul Aquarium for the year 2019 while Istanbul updated the prices.
ADULT: 99 TL
STUDENT, CHILD from 2 to 12 years old and over 65 years old: 69 TL
FAMILY OF THREE PEOPLE (two adults + 1 child): 267 TL
FAMILY OF FOUR PEOPLE (two adults + 2 children): 366TL
0/2 years: FREE
The aquarium is very well laid out, well worth the detour, interesting and fun.
Parking is free upon presentation of the cinema ticket.