Kadıköy district is located on the Asian side of Istanbul with colorful buildings, lively nightlife, thousands of cafes, bars, and its glittering texture. If you want to visit Kadıköy, which is quite known for Süreyya Opera House and Bar Street, we have written a special article just for you.
The best way to visit Kadıköy is to take the historical tram because this district covers a very large area. By using the tram, you can sit, relax and watch the third wave coffee shops, modernly designed venues, and young Istanbulites through the window. The old churches you see on the road may attract your attention. These churches are open to visitors for those who wish to pray, and they are a testament to the diversity of religion in the city.
If you are someone who enjoys taking in the sea air, Kadıköy has the perfect areas for it! This district is ideal for picnics, dog walking, and long walks with its waterfronts and a beach that stretches to the sea. The sea view can be seen from many buildings, pubs, and cafes. After you finish your walk on the waterfronts, you can visit the house of the world-renowned Turkish musician Barış Manço located in Kadıköy. This museum, opened to visitors shortly after his death in 1999, is full of Manço's belongings.
You can tour the medieval Kadıköy bazaar and buy fish, or you can visit the antique shops and second-hand bookshops on Tellalzade Street. When you get tired from your trip, don't forget to sit down at one of the famous rice shops of Kadıköy and try rice with chicken (tavuk pilav) or kuru fasulye. If you are looking for another option, you can always have delicious fish bread (balık ekmek) from the fishermen on the dock!