Akasya is a shopping mall located in Acıbadem at the Uskudar part of Istanbul, Turkey covers an area with a GLA of 80.000 sqm. Akasya offers visitors a unique architectural design with 30 m high freeform skylights to provide maximum daylight with a ground floor height of 8 m for shop displays to experience street shopping offering visitors close to 270 stores including 10.000 sqm KidZania Children Edutainment Centre, 15 movie theatres with 2500 seats along with one of Europe’s biggest Imax screen, 360 degrees food court with more than 2000 seats capacity with unique concierge services located at the 2 main entrances, valet parking and with Akasya Park on 10.000 sqm located on the North Entrance of the shopping centre.

Unique and wide shopping experience providing a valuable & affordable luxury brandmix including 1st stores in Turkey of Victoria’s Secret, Crate & Barrel, IRO, Hogan, Rag & Bone, Hackett, Hamleys and as well as the 1st flagship stores opened at the Asian Side of the city such as; Apple Store, Burberry, Tod’s, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Sandro Paris, Tumi, Agent Provocateur, Tory Burch, Longchamp, DVF, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kipling, Skechers, Vans, Façonnable, Brooks Brothers, Maje, Ladurée, Under Armour, Guess, Swatch, Vilebrequin, Jo Malone, Furla, Hackett, Folli Follie, Orlebar Brown, O bag, Weekend by Max Mara, Aveda and Armani Collezioni.

AKASYA is the winner in BEST SHOPPING MALL in Europe in “New Developments Large” Category in 2015 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards.

Akasya Park

Akasya distinguishes itself from existing shopping malls not only by its brand new shopping experience but also by providing its visitors with green spaces for recreation – the green space is located in the very center of Akasya and the blue water canals that run through it make it an important meeting point. Akasya Park provides visitors with a rejuvenating resting area right in the middle of Akasya offers the largest open-air concert space on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The whole of Akasya Park was designed with the idea to breathe a new air into Istanbul’s social life. Akasya Park is also the winner of “Best Landscape” Award 2016 of The Plan Magazine.

Akasya Meydan (Akasya Event Plaza)

Akasya Meydan is located at the south entrance of the shopping mall and offers visitors extraordinary event services within Akasya, the new meeting point of the city. It is an open-air space that acts as an integral part of the shopping mall.

The Infinite Pleasure of Shopping, Entertainment, and Flavors

Palladium Istanbul shopping center located on the Asian side of Istanbul, features leading Turkish and international brands, in a unique lifestyle space.

The Palladium in Istanbul is known for its giant glass sphere and is one of the most iconic sites in the city, with its stores stretching across five floors. The centre offers a diverse range of local and international brands, all from the heart of the vibrant Atasehir district.

The Palladium in Istanbul cost nearly $230 million to build and opened its doors in 2008. The exquisite modern masterpiece is home to 190 stores, making it one of the largest shopping malls in Istanbul. Visitors can browse the rails in designer showrooms such as Guess, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara and Pierre Cardin or shop at outlets for brands like Adidas and Gap.

Offering one of the most diverse and luxurious experiences of any Istanbul Shopping Mall, the family-friendly Palladium has its in-built theatre, cafes and a massive food court with over twenty restaurants.


Some of the international brands in the shopping center are Adidas, Armani Jeans, Apple, Banana Republic, Benetton, Bershka, Burberry, Camper, Chakra, Clarks, GAP, Guess, Jack Jones, LC Waikiki, Mac, Mango, Marks&Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mavi, Michael Kors, Network, Nike, Oysho, Pasabahce, Pierre Cardin, Pull&Bear, Samsonite, Samsung, Sephora, Stradivarius, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher, Zara, Zara Home, Zen Diamond.

Cafes and Restaurants

Some of the food chains in Palladium Shopping Center are Burger King, KFC, Mcdonald’s, Midpoint, Starbucks.


Equipped with the latest in technology, Palladium has transformed going to the movies into an infinite pleasure with; 10 theaters (3 featuring 3D), giant silver screens, a flawless sound system, a seating arrangement with unobstructed viewing and major comfort.

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertaining Center

As the largest shopping mall in the city center, Istanbul Cevahir offers its visitors world-class shopping 365 days of the year. Considered one of Istanbul’s symbolic venues, Cevahir is a shopping and leisure destination for tourists as well as locals.

Istanbul Cevahir houses over 200 stores spreading across 6 floors, consisting of a diverse range of shopping categories and a full range of brands. Its wide variety of restaurants and cafes offer world cuisines and are another reason Istanbul Cevahir is a popular choice for all. The movie theaters and the state theater make Cevahir an indispensable part of the social scene.

Istanbul Cevahir is also home to the largest enclosed entertainment center in Turkey, boosting thrill rides, children’s areas and a large selection of exciting games.

Istanbul Cevahir is not only a shopping mall but the city’s most prominent center of entertainment, fashion, cuisine, culture and social life under one roof.

Cevahir is Istanbul, Istanbul is Cevahir.

  • FunLab

FunLab is located in Cevahir Shopping Mall – Istanbul and is considered Europe’s biggest in-mall family entertainment center, 4 storey-high with an area of 16.000 square meters. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy across a wide variety of entertainment units ranging from the Crazy Shark that travels at a speed of 60 kmph to the Tower that drops you from a height of 25 meters and soft playgrounds specifically designed for young kids. You can select among a different set of prizes with the coupons/tickets you earned from redemption games. The Birthday Party Room and the Theatre area let your beloved ones to experience unforgettable celebrations.

  • Cafes and Restaurants 

Some of the food chains in Cevahir Shopping Center are Burger King, Carl’s JR, Hd Iskender, Green Salads, KFC, Krispy Kreme, Köfteci Ramiz, McDonald’s, Mado, Pizza Hut, Popeyes-Sbarro, Saray Muhallebicisi, Starbucks, Tavuk Dunyasi. 

  • Stores

Some of the international brands in the shopping center are Adidas, Benetton, Birkenstock, Converse, Divarese, Dockors, Dorothy Perkins, Flormar, GAP, Levi’s, LCW, Marks & Spencer, Massimo Dutti, Mavi, Mothercare, Mustang, Network, Oysho, Reebok, Samsonite, Samsung, Sephora, So Chic, Swarovski, Swatch, Toyzzshop, U. S. Polo ASSN., Vakko, Vero Moda, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Rocher, Zara, Zara Home.

The Biggest Thematic Aquarium Of The World

In comparison to other aquariums of its class containing fish species living in the world’s seas, it is the newest with its travel route, thematization, interactivity, rainforest, and cutting-edge technology…

Istanbul Akvaryum holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. It is a project which makes ‘firsts’ and ‘mosts’ in its field.

The visitors, by following a geographical route, travel on a route that hosts 17 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific.

Istanbul Akvaryum is managed by specialists in their field and in compliance with international standards in every sense.

All living creatures in Istanbul Akvaryum continue to live in the conditions as nearest as possible to those of their habitat.

Istanbul Akvaryum In Figures

  • Water volume: 7.000 cubic meters; 66tanks in total,
  • A two-storey giant project with a total area of 22.000 square meters on 100-decare land,
  • Parking lot area of 32.000 square meters/1.200 vehicles belonging to Istanbul Akvaryum,
  • Visitor area of 6.000 square meters,
  • A special-themed, 1,2 km long travel route originating in the Black Sea towards the Pacific,
  • Approximately 1.500 species, 17.000 land and sea creatures in total, which are interesting from each other,
  • A gift shop with an area of 470 square meters within Istanbul Akvaryum,
  • 3 cafeterias on the travel route,
  • 1 restaurant having the Panama Canal view on one side and the sea view on the other.


  • Feeding Hours

Would you like to be there for the feeding of sharks, crocodiles, and many other fascinating sea creatures?

In Istanbul Akvaryum, Turkey’s and the world’s biggest thematic aquarium, you also can watch the daily regular feeding sessions and witness the feeding processes of the creatures in the aquarium from up close!

You can follow this educational show, in which the creatures of our aquarium, one more interesting than the other, are fed by expert aquarists through the tunnel in the Central Atlantic area, the acrylic glass in the Western Atlantic area or the half tunnel in the Panama area.

  • Photo Shoot

Would you like to immortalize your unforgettable experience during your visit Istanbul Aquarium?

With the professional photo shooting service with MG Photography quality, we will take your photo in front of a green screen, after which you can choose between 5 different backgrounds, which all reflect the magical ambiance of the underwater world with all its beauty. This way you will have always a reminder of your wonderful visit to Istanbul Akvaryum.

MG Photography, providing photography and camera shooting service since 2003, awaits you with its expert team, professional studio and state of the art digital printing systems at Istanbul Akvaryum!

  • Diving with Sharks

If you like the idea of diving with the most magnificent creatures of the ocean, you only have to come to Istanbul Akvaryum! By diving with sharks, one of the most popular activities of our aquarium, you get a one in a lifetime experience with these spectacular creatures or you can give this special activity to someone you love as a gift, that they won’t forget for the rest of their lives.

While diving with sharks in Istanbul Akvaryum you get the chance to see more than twenty sharks from different regions around the world up close and swim with them. With this activity, which you can do alone or with your family and friends, you will experience unforgettable moments.

Everyone who is over the age of 14 and doesn’t have any medical problems that would prevent one from diving can participate at the shark dive, accompanied by experts. After the dive the participants receive a special “Istanbul Akvaryum Diving Certificate”. This certificate only states that you participated in the shark dive activity and doesn’t hold any official validity.

  • Diving Course for Beginners

If you are interested in scuba diving training, you can choose diving courses organized by expert instructors at the Bosporus Underwater Research Center within the CMAS (Confederation Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques – World Underwater Events Confederation) standards. By successfully completing the courses, which do not require any prerequisites and for which the dive equipment is provided by the program, you are able to receive the desired diving certificate.

  • Gift Shop

After you have visited Istanbul Akvaryum, the world’s biggest thematic aquarium, don’t forget to take a look at the special gifts/souvenirs in our gift shop at the exit.

The gift shop offers many beautiful and qualitative original products such as colorful toys, various souvenirs, and ornaments of the sea creatures in Istanbul Akvaryum, magnets, accessories and trinkets for every desire. You can keep one of the special products, offered to you in our shop, as a souvenir for yourself or give it to somebody as a meaningful and nice gift, who is interested in the sea and its creatures.

If you come to Istanbul Akvaryum, we would love to welcome you to our gift shop before you leave!


Aqua Florya Shopping and Life Center opened its doors on 04th October 2012 to its customers with a brand new concept that aims to change the vision of ordinary shopping centers. The most desirable point of Aqua Florya, which combined entertainment and shopping under one roof, is the world’s biggest thematic aquarium, called Istanbul Akvaryum. Also, the delicious tastes of diverse kitchens, cafés, and restaurants with sea view and a big amphitheater for various events, is its specialization. The doors of fascinating view and ambiance, which will let you feel unique are open 7 days from 10 am till 10 pm.