The Best swimming pools of Istanbul
Summer in Istanbul is very warm, especially in July and August. During your stay you will wonder how you can refresh and relax in a city that never stops. A good idea may be to go to the pool or beach (find our article on the most beautiful beaches in Istanbul)
The entrance fees of outdoor pools are often quite high, however, it is often justified by their exceptional location and high quality service. In some of them you will also have access to the Spa, Sauna and other facilities for a full relax day.
Here’s our selection of the best pools in Istanbul:
Certainly the most beautiful pool in Istanbul. It is a very large saltwater swimming pool on a small island in the middle of the Bosphorus. You can also lunch / dinner in one of the many restaurants on the island. The location is just amazing.
Access is simple, there is a small pier connecting you to the island in the Kuruçesme park on the banks of the Bosphorus. Departures are every 5 minutes :
Swiss Hotel Bosphorus
Beautiful swimming pool in the large Swiss hotel’s park close to Dolmabahce. You can also have lunch in the restaurant at the poolside, who serves very good grilled meats over a wood fire.
You will also have access to the Spa & Sport Services and a wellness area and fitness facilities.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Located in the upscale Ciragan palace, this pool is on the Bosphorus. The entrance also allows you to enjoy the indoor pool, sauna and gym. Open from 7 am to 11 pm : www.kempinski.com
The Grand Tarabya
Open between 9am and 8pm, it is a beautiful swimming pool in the best of hotel of Tarabya, a small cove located north of the Bosphorus. More than the pool, you will have access to spa, fitness, sauna, and steam room.
You can enjoy lunch in the hotel bar, the Pool bar, also serving excellent cocktails and soft drinks
Leave a comment to tell us your impressions and if you know good pools we forgot!