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Best Water Parks in Turkey: 7 Fun-Filled Days Out

Turkey is one of the most popular destinations in the world with around 25 million visitors flocking its shores every year to find a harmony of oriental and European traditions. A distinct culture, rich heritage, great weather, and even better cuisine have drawn tourists for decades, but Turkey has boomed in recent years as a destination for recreational sports too. 

From traditional Turkish tea to ornamental carpets, bazaars, bustling cities, and sweet treats, there are tons of reasons to visit Turkey and there’s something unique for every crowd. Still, Turkey’s coasts are also punctuated with lively resorts, perfect for young people and families hoping to delve into relaxation and water sports under the Turkish sun

This guide looks at the best water parks in Turkey for adventure and family fun to inject a little excitement into a culture-rich trip. From Antalya to the Aegean, it’s all here. Let’s get into it. 

The Land of Legends Theme Park, Antalya

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Nestled just outside the port city and resort town of Antalya, the Land of Legends Theme Park and Kingdom Hotel is an inclusive adventure park providing unlimited fun with its three separate experiences. Boasting a theme park with rides and performances, a secret lagoon with slides for all levels, and a dedicated “Aqua Land” with themed pools, water rides, surf experiences, and towering slides, there’s really something for everyone.  

Spend all day on rides like the Abyss, the Challenger, Family Floats, the Sea Voyager, and the Space Rocket, and finish off with interactive performances from dolphins and walruses, and get the chance to feed these marine creatures from your own hand. You can even arrange birthday packages and get fast-track access to all rides. Entrance to the entire complex for a whole day starts from €75 per person. 

Rating: 4.2/5

Address: Kadriye Mahallesi. Atatürk Cad. No:104/1-2 No, D:515, 07525 Serik/Antalya, Turkey

Contact: +902123365700, thelandoflegendsthemepark.com

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am  to 7 pm

Atlantis Water Park, Marmaris

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The second-largest water park in Marmaris, Atlantis provides a full day out for the whole family. Numerous slides, children’s pools, wave machines, and even mini golf, restaurants, and bars, are all set on the edge of Uzunyali Beach overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

All guests are permitted full access to Antlantis’ private beach with sun loungers and parasols for use, free of charge. The park is easily reachable from all points in Marmaris but there’s also a free transfer service if you’ve pre-booked and are coming from further afield. 

The high-adrenaline slides are guest favorites with freefall, whirlpool, and rafting options, as well as different variations for all age groups. Visitors from 7 to 70 have access to the whole park, while there’s a soft play area and Kids’ Land pool for younger guests. Entrance fees start from just €15 for seven hours. 

Rating: 4.2/5

Address: Siteler, Uzunyalı Cad No:209, 48700 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey

Contact: +90 530 568 54 85

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm

Tortuga Pirate Island Aqua Park, Kuşadası

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Sprawling across 20,000 square meters within the Atlantique Holiday Club in Kusadasi Beach, Tortuga Pirate Island is a place for adventure, discovery, and serenity. There are eight different pools with 14 water slides, three fall pools, wipe-out activities, and its own man-made river. 

Families can take to the wipe-out area to amp up the competition while little ones can enjoy the Octopus and pirate pools. The park is named after Tortuga island, the desert island in the Caribbean, and part of the fun is in the legend behind the name. Tortuga was in the hands of pirates for centuries and the stories live on in this adventure park in Turkey. 

As well as adrenaline-fueled activities and specialist experiences, the park also plays host to live DJ performances, several food and beverage options, and an exciting kids club. The park is located close to Kuşadası Beach, a large resort on Turkey’s western Aegean Coast and a major cruise ship port. The town is a stepping stone to the ancient ruins of Ephesus and Pigeon Island with its walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town. 

Tortuga Pirate Island is a great place to visit with kids, and a must-see if you’re staying on the Atlantique Holiday Club Site. Weekends are reserved for families only and prices start at €10 for kids and €13 for adults. 

Rating: 4.3/5

Address: Karaova, Atlantique Holiday Club Akdeniz Yolu No:5, 09400 Kuşadası, Turkey

Contact: +90 256 633 13 22

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 6 pm

Aqua Dream Water Park, Marmaris

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Not only the biggest water park in Marmaris, but the largest in all of Turkey, spread across 44,000 square meters, Aqua Dream has been welcoming happy revelers since 2006. With the largest collection of aquatic adventures and experiences in the country, Aqua Dream is a premium water theme park for adrenaline junkies and families.

Wave slides, water rafting, tunnel free falls, and their signature black hole and Kamikaze slides, you name it, Aqua Dream has it. Enjoy amazing views over Marmaris and the Mediterranean Sea from every point across the park thanks to its majestic hilltop location. There’s also a variety of delicious food options as well crazy foam parties, dance shows, and birthday packages on offer. 

Marmaris sprawls along the Turkish Riviera with a long pebbly coastline, lively nightlife, and yacht-studded harbor. Aqua Dream is the Marmaris destination for families, but the resort town also draws a young crowd who will equally enjoy the thrilling slides and activities on offer.    

Infants (0-7) go free, while kids’ tickets start at €9 and adults from €18. Visitors receive a 20 percent discount if they book online. 

Rating: 4.7/5

Address: Şirinyer Mahallesi, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Cd., 48706 Marmaris/Muğla, Turkey

Contact: 0252 417 35 37, 0252 417 70 74, [email protected]

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 6 pm

Adaland Water Park, Kuşadası

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The only place you can do rafting in Kuşadası, Adaland is a family-friend park with slides, pools, rafting rides, and even dolphin experiences. With an elliptical-shaped track, you can raft against raging waves in the two-seater inflatable boats, or perhaps you’d rather get the adrenaline pumping on one of the looping slides with free fall features and 360 views from the top. 

Adaland also has a surf school, kids pools, family slide, jacuzzi, lazy river, and activity pool lined with daybeds and loungers for those who’d rather soak up the Aegean sun than join in the action. The family slide at Adaland is the world’s longest, towering over 400 meters high with large boats for up to six people. 

Children under four go free, with kids tickets starting from €16 and over 10s for €23. Don’t forget to pay the dolphins a visit while you are there, to not only feed these gentle creatures perform but also for a chance to swim with them in the activity pool. 

Rating: 4.3/5

Address: Çamlimanı Mevki, Kuştur Önü Yolu Cd. No:27, 09400 Kuşadası/Aydın, Turkey

Contact: +90 256 618 12 52

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm 

Aquapark, Bodrum

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Located just a short distance from the city center, Aquapark is the most popular water park on the Bodrum Peninsula and one of the best water parks in Turkey. A recreational hub for adults and children, you’ll find pools of different depths, 23 slides of varying abilities, wave machines, and a 350-meter artificial river. 

Formerly known as Dedeman Water Park, Aquapark was the first and largest water park in Turkey when it opened its doors in 1993. The park sprawls across 36,000 square meters with a complex of pools, lagoons, and rides punctuating the site. Water slopes, jacuzzis, and artificial beaches can be found among the decorative, tropical decor. The most popular attractions are the Tarzan and Superkamikaze high-speed slides. 

Bodrum is a port city that reaches from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city’s twin bays overlook the Bodrum castle, a medieval fortress conjured from the stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World finished in the 4th Century BC. Bodrum is as much a cultural destination as it is a gateway to some of Turkey’s best resorts. 

Guests at Aquapark can enjoy a day of action within the city, but it’s also a place to unwind and bask in the sun with loungers and umbrellas surrounding every pool. The central area houses several bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and photo booths. Tickets start from €10 per child and €20 for adults.  

Rating: 4/5

Address: Ortakentyahşi, Bekiroğlu Cd. 6 A, 48420 Bodrum/Muğla, Turkey

Contact: +90 532 342 21 44

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm

Aqua Toy City, Çeşme 

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Located strategically close to the beach, Aqua Toy City is a small water park for kids from 3 to 15 years and a great place for a relaxing day out in Çeşme. With unique games, group activities, exhilarating slides, and three pools, Aqua Toy City is small but mighty, prioritizing personal experiences over high adrenaline activities.

The park provides direct beach access and a quiet cafe and bar area for adults who want to take a break from the action. Loop and free-fall slides cater to bigger kids, while the 40 cm-deep pool, complete with inflatables and coordinated group games, is perfect for those who are just getting their footing in the water.

Birthday experiences can be organized by staff and a limited capacity promises a chilled-out atmosphere on every visit. There’s even a black hole and quad multi-slide for those who dare, but Aqua Toy City is all about the ambiance. 

Çeşme is a small resort town with its own Archaeology Museum housing marble busts, metal coins, and a trove of other antiquities from nearby excavations. There’s also the Çeşme Castle overlooking the harbor and Illica Beach on the east side of the Çeşme Peninsula with its thermal sulfur springs. 

Entrance fees for Aqua Toy City start from just €8 per person, while infants go free. The amusement park is open from June until September and closes down in the low season. 

Rating: 4.3/5

Address: Altınyunus, 3445. Sk., 35930 Çeşme/İzmir, Turkey

Contact: +90 534 277 20 61

Opening Hours: Open daily, 10 am to 6 pm 

Where is the biggest water park in Europe?

The biggest water park in Europe is located in Costa Adeje, on Tenerife’s south coast. Siam Park occupies 180,000 square meters and boasts a network of towering water slides that meander and loop with free fall features, family slides, black holes, and vertical drops. Siam Beach produces the highest artificial waves in the world and there are a number of magical themed zones with waterfalls, bridges, and slides.

Does Turkey have theme parks?

It might be better known for its distinct culture and ancient landmarks, but Turkey is home to a number of theme parks with thrilling roller coasters and rides for visitors of all ages. You’ll also find some of the best water parks in Turkey within its theme parks like the Land of Legends in Antalya with its very own Aqua Land. 

When is the best time to visit Marmaris Turkey?

Set on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Marmaris benefits from a temperate Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and short mild winters. The hottest month is July, with soaring daily highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to escape the heat, Marmaris is a great destination for some winter sun too, but things really start heating up in the shoulder season from March to June when you can avoid the summer holiday crowds. 


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