Turkey is a rich country with all the elements of beauty and civilization, as it has the beauty of nature and the fragrance of history, which makes it one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.
In addition to having everything that one might want or search for, whether intended for enjoyment, recreation or even work
Especially as the labor market in the city is very active in many areas, the most important of which is the field of investment, especially investment in real estate in Turkey.
But as for our article, we will go towards a unique kind of entertainment, and we will talk about the largest water park in the country, which is:
Istanbul aquarium or Water Park was opened in the fourth month of 2011 and is affiliated with the World Association of Zoological and Aquatic Gardens.
The Aquarium is located near the coast of Florya, to the southwest of Istanbul, in its European section
This Aquarium is one of the most important tourist places in Istanbul and the largest of its kind in the world, where the area of fish ponds within the Aquarium is estimated at about 6,800 cubic meters with a total of 64 fish tanks where there are 1,500 varieties with a total of 17 thousand marine and land creatures in the Istanbul Aquarium.
There are also large parking spaces with an area of 32,000 square meters and a capacity of 1,200 vehicles per floor. In addition to places for visitors that span an area of six thousand square meters.
The Aquarium has been designed as a geographical route that includes 16 sites, and a rain forest, transporting visitors on a path that starts from the Black Sea, reaching the Pacific Ocean.
This wide expanse and large number of basins that contain hundreds of different types of aquatic organisms makes the Istanbul Aquarium the best place for many recreational activities, whether with family or friends.
Where you and your family can enjoy the tour of the Aquarium in Istanbul, which begins with the Black Sea creatures, all the way to marine Pacific neighborhoods.
You can also participate in one of the diving excursions organized by the Aquarium with professional instructors, to swim with sharks for 30 minutes.
You may also like to participate in the shark feeding program and other marine creatures, which will give you an opportunity to swim closely with them.
Istanbul Aquarium in Florya offers a diving training program as well, which consists of 12 hours of intensive training, spread over several days.
How to get to Istanbul Aquarium
The aquarium in Florya can be reached in several ways, including:
You can take a taxi from any area of Istanbul and go directly to the aquarium
You can also take a train or tramway from the Eminonu area from Sirkeci station and get off at Florya station, which is a few minutes' walk from the Istanbul Aquarium site.
It is also possible to reach the place by the metro bus and get off at the Florya station, and then take a taxi or one of the minibuses going to the Aquarium.
The Aquarium opens its doors to visitors most of the day and throughout the week, and the entrance fee to it is:
About 75 Turkish liras per person and 65 liras for children with special offers for families and students.
It is worth mentioning as well that near the Istanbul Aquarium there are many restaurants and cafes scattered along the coast of Florya in addition to the presence of a shopping center belonging to the Aquarium itself, meaning that after completing touring within the Aquarium you can sit in one of these places or go to do shopping in the mall.