A unique neighborhood in Istanbul close to the sea that has tree-lined streets and historical mansions! Moda... This beautiful neighborhood, currently so popular among Istanbulites, also has a very interesting history. In late 19th century, many people, such as British families, prominent bureaucrats, artists and scientists began setting their sights on Moda, a small coastal district. According to a rumor the district was named “Moda” which means “Fashion” in Turkish as it had become sort of a trend to settle in Moda. Today, only a few of Moda’s historical mansions survive... Nonetheless, Moda continues to be a popular destination for people because of its magnificent location and the new generation hangout places it has...
So, how should you spend your time in Moda for a fun day out? Here are some activities you can do in Moda to have a pleasant day!
When to go to Moda
In our beautiful country where the weather of all four seasons can be experienced, each region takes on a different sort of beauty. And Moda is one of them! The pleasure of lying on the grass in summer in the coastal area of Moda or cycling through its historical streets in autumn is exceptional! Therefore, Moda can be visited in all seasons throughout the year and it will give you the same amount of pleasure!
What can you do in Moda
Every season in Moda offers a range of activities. But we can still give you some suggestions for a pleasant day in Moda. For example, after a pleasant walk through the streets of Moda, you can have a delicious breakfast in cute cafés. Or you can have a picnic with your friends on the beach in a warm weather; have a unique coffee experience in new generation coffee houses or you can wander the secluded streets in winter and sip salep at Ali Usta. This delightful neighborhood offers you the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities from relaxing walks to resting against the sea and trees, from shopping to wonderful dining experiences!
What can you eat in Moda
As we mentioned above, Moda has countless dining options because it is very popular among young people in particular. Moda has a range of quality restaurants where you can find every taste you can think of. Whether you are a fish lover, passionate coffee drinker or a fan of kebabs; you have countless options to appeal to your taste. For a pleasant day in Moda, you can start your day by having a nice breakfast in one of the delicious breakfast places, have lunch in Kırıntı, a place associated with a quality dining experience for years, and you can end the day with a nice music and drinks.
The attractions in Moda
And let’s tell you now a bit about the points of interest in Moda... The house of Barış Manço, the unforgettable persona of our childhood, the historical All Saints Church right across it, the Ice Cream Shop of Ali Usta, Süreyya Opera House, Moda Stage Theatre, and Rexx Movie Theater are some of the places you should definitely see. And don’t forget to spare some time for small and cute vintage shops in the alleys of Moda!
How can you go there
On a final note, it would be wise to talk a bit about the transport options... Moda can be reached easily by getting to the Kadıköy center with the Beşiktaş-Kadıköy ferry and a pleasant walk from there. Similarly, you can get off at the Söğütlüçeşme stop after taking the Zincirlikuyu-Söğütlüçeşme metrobus and take any of the buses going to Moda. Moda can also be easily reached using the Kartal-Kadıköy subway and through Kadıköy buses departing from many regions.
We wish you a pleasant day in Moda!
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