Kadıköy is the ancient Khalkedon settlement which hosted important meetings of the Christian world in the 5th century. This historical texture, even today, makes itself felt to the people of the region. Kadıköy, which is the most popular neighborhood of Anatolian side, has been developing rapidly, especially in recent years. And not just with its wide streets, shopping opportunities and beautiful beaches, Kadıköy offers a variety of beauties such as yacht clubs and marinas.
People are divided into two as those who love Kadıköy and those who love Taksim. :) Because people who love Kadıköy are so happy in their neighborhood that they do not even feel the need to cross over to the European side. And when we look at our options in Kadikoy, they are not at all wrong. Here are 9 wonderful things you can do in Kadıköy on the same day.
1.Drink tea against the sea at Moda Tea Garden
Moda Tea Garden is a place frequently visited by Kadıköy lovers. You can sit here for hours watching the spectacular sunsets and sea view. And we can guarantee no matter how long you sit you will never get bored. Sipping your tea or coffee with the sea view or eating a bagel while you sit here is something you must absolutely do when you go to Kadıköy ...
2.Eat chicken rice to soothe your hunger
Those who know Kadıköy knows that there is a chicken rice stand at every corner. You can enjoy your chicken rice in normal small counter tops or you can in restaurants that only serve chicken rice. Even if it is not to satisfy your hunger fully, it goes great at a moment of slight hunger.
3.Lie in the grass at Moda or Caddebostan coastline
If you are in Kadikoy, you have plenty of options to put your feet on the grass and get rid of all your negative energy. Two of these are the Moda and Caddebostan coastlines. Whether you want to walk on the beach or lie down on the grass sipping your cold drink you can enjoy the view of the sea and the crowd.
4.Take a nostalgic tram ride to around the neighborhood
One of the things that makes Kadıköy, Kadıköy is undoubtedly the nostalgic tram. As pleasant as it is to walk to Moda, you could shorten that route with this tram. Hop in the tram in warm weather and take a little neighborhood trip from Bahariye to Moda.
5.Visit the historical Kadıköy Bazaar and eat fish
Walking in the historic Kadıköy Bazaar, where fishermen, bookshops and souvenir shops are located, is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in Kadıköy. It nearly impossible to not to buy anything. Also, since you are already there eating a delicious fish sandwich will be extremely enjoyable. You definitely must give it a try.
6.Visit antique shops, second-hand book sellers and places selling old books at Tellalzade Street
This street, also known as Antikacilar Street, is one of the most beautiful streets of Kadikoy. You can sit for hours in the tea shop at the entrance of the street and feel the breeze, watch this extremely colorful and vibrant street. You can also visit many antique shops on the street and buy old books, old photos and old silver jewelry with very little money.
The day and night time in Kadıköy are also beautifulin their own way. And you have many options for it. Either sit in a quiet place, or enjoy the crowd.
8.Eat ice creat at Ali Usta
Ali Usta is one of the most famous locations of Moda. Do not give up if you see long queues in front during summer or in winter, on the contrary, remember there is a reason for that. :) You must try the extremely delicious ice creams, specially the one with walnut flavor.
9.Take a walk or go shopping on Bağdat Street
Each area of Kadıkoy is beautiful in its own way. Bağdat Street is one of them. It offers you a pleasant breakfast options, food and beverage as well as unlimited shopping. You can find anything you are looking for! Therefore if are in Kadıköy, you shouldn't go back before going for stroll on Bağdat Street Also you do not need to visit for shopping or food&beverage purposes, wandering around doing nothing is also quite enjoyable.