After looking at a few You Tube vids about the aquarium's attractions, our kids were keen to see the octopus and whale shark featured. So, they were very disappointed to find neither are in the aquarium and the staff didn't now anything about them.
Nicely presented, but a bit of a strange mixture of exhibits, combining a bit of Turkey's political history and, well, fish.
Very big on merchandise – the shop was huge.
We also felt it was pretty expensive for what it was and didn't compare well with many other aquaria we've been to.
There's a useful free shuttle to get there – it's a fair ride out of town; but the return service times are pretty poor, the last one leaving quite early and likely to be full. the return taxi was 40 lira.
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