Istanbul swimming pools

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:


Su AdaCertainly 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 :

Admission : 100TL on weekdays and  120TL on weekend                                                                        Adresse: Galatasaray Adası, Kuruçeşme, Istanbul                                                                                            Website
Tel: +90 (212) 263 73 00

Swiss Hotel Bosphorus

Swiss Hotel swimming pool

Best swimming pool in Istanbul

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.

Admission : weekdaysen : 215 TL – weekend 265 TL
Adresse: Maçka Talim Yeri Sk, 34353 Istanbul                                                                                                  Website
Tel: +90 (212) 326 29 90

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 :

Admission : weekday 100 euros – from friday to sunday : 160 euros
Adresse: Yıldız Mh., Çırağan Cd No:84, Beşiktaş                                                                                                    Website
Tel: +90 (212) 326 46 46

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

Admission : 700TL
Adresse: Kireçburnu Mh., Haydar Aliyev Cd No:74, İstanbul                                                                                 Website
Tel: +90 (212) 363 33 00

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