Places to Visit in Kadikoy

Places to Visit in Kadikoy


  • Kadikoy

History: The beginning of the settlement in Kadikoy is located in the area formed by the area formed by Haydarpasa Bay and Moda Cape.

Kadikoy, which is a completely urban area today, developed as a residential area in the 19th century and grew with its districts and neighborhoods extending to Bostanci.

It is thought that between 5000 and 3000 BC, the first human settlements appeared around Istanbul.

The first hand axes belonging to the chipped stone age on the Anatolian side were found in İcenkoy.

Fikirtepe culture, an important settlement area belonging to the prehistoric period, emerged on the Anatolian side and probably around the whole of Istanbul.

Fikirtepe is the oldest pottery neolithic culture in Istanbul.

It is known that around 1000 BC, a trade colony called "Harhadon" was established by the Phoenicians in Fikirtepe.

During this period, Kusdili Creek was in the form of an estuary and the shoreline was further inland than today.

In the same period, a second settlement called "Halkedon" "Copper Country" emerged between Cape Moda and Yogurtcu opposite the first settlement.

Chalkedon gained fame with the Temple of Apollo during this period, and Haydarpasa Meadow was used for horse races.

In 658 BC, the Byzantine Empire settled in Sarayburnu and  laid the foundations of the city of Istanbul.

However, during the Byzantine Empire, when the beauty of Kadikoy came to the fore compared to the opposite shore, he described Kadikoy as a symbol of blindness and called it the "Land of the Blind".

For this reason, it has also been referred to by this name in various sources.

Chalkedon experienced many sieges and came under the control of the Ottoman Empire in 1352 - 1353.

After the conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror gave Halladon to Celalzade Hizir Bey, the first qadi of Istanbul, and therefore the settlement was named "Kadikoy".

Ottoman Period: During the Ottoman period, the area around Kadikoy became a summer resort and recreation area popular with high-level managers.

It was also used as an important agricultural production area.

Haydarpasa has turned into a region full of meadows and recreation areas such as Acibadem and Kosuyolu and Fenerbahce, mansions belonging to sultans and senior executives,  and coastal palaces towards the slopes  of Kusdili Creek " froggy' creek " Camlica.  

The beginning of the 19th century was a period when Kadikoy and its surroundings showed the impact of military activities beyond seasonal uses.

While Kadikoy was a region of the Uskudar starboard in 1869, it became a district in 1930.

Republican Period: Kadikoy is a part of Istanbul, which was liberated from enemy occupation on October 6, 1923 under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Kadikoy gained the status of a district on March 23, 1930.

On this date, Kadikoy was divided into two districts, Kiziltoprak and Erenkoy.

With the Republican period, Kadikoy started to benefit from modern urban services.

Electricity came in 1928 and tram services started from Kadikoy to Uskudar - Kisikli in 1929.

In the following years, with the implementation of zoning zoning plans, the population increased rapidly and Kadikoy  became an important residential area between Kiziltoprak and Bostanci.

In the 1970s, 1. The opening of the Bosphorus Bridge reduced the importance of the sea route and directed traffic to the bridge.

With the acceleration of migration in the 1980s, Kadikoy came to the fore as a modernizing settlement.


Places to visit in Kadıkoy


  • Haydarpasa Train Station

Haydarpasa Train Station is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that can immediately attract your attention as you cross to Kadikoy by ferry.

Built by German engineers for the Berlin-Baghdad line in the early 20th century, this historical building was crowned with exterior decorations by Vedat Tek, one of Turkey's famous architects.

Haydarpasa Train Station, which has been the center of train services from Istanbul to Anatolian cities for many years, was damaged in some parts of it in the big fire that occurred in 2011.

You can take magnificent photos from Haydarpasa Pier right next to it, or you can observe the fascinating details of this historical structure closely with ferry services.

Haydarpasa Train Station is an important point that should be explored closely as one of Turkey's historical treasures.


  • Fenerbahce Kalamis Marina

Fenerbahce Kalamis Marina is one of the bustling ports of Istanbul and is also one of the popular tourist attractions in Kadikoy.

This huge marina offers berths for yachts and boats up to 600 meters with a berthing capacity of 1281 yachts.

This place is known as an ideal spot to take great photos and spend an enjoyable evening.

Fenerbahce Kalamis Marina attracts the attention of both local and foreign tourists with its restaurants serving tastes from  world cuisine, bars where you can  listen to live music, cafes where you can watch the view,  and stores selling products from national and international brands.

On summer evenings, you can take walks with the cool sea breeze and photograph the picturesque view of boats and yachts at sunset.


  • Fashion Beach

Moda Beach, Moda has a famous beach surrounded by the stunning Marmara Sea and the sights of the islands.

It is a place that attracts hundreds of people on summer evenings with its walking trails  and bicycle paths along the seashore, as well as quality cafes and restaurants serving  international cuisine.

While walking on the beach, you can also visit the Baris Manco House and historical mansions.

On weekends, you can choose Moda beach to do sports accompanied by cool sea breezes.

Sunrise and sunset views offer great opportunities to take photos, and you can spend a romantic evening.


  • Yogurtcu Park

Yogurtcu Park is a popular recreation area located on the shores of the Sea of Marmara and located in Kosuyolu.

It is also known as one of the most popular sightseeing areas in the Moda district.

The park has an 800-meter running track for athletes and health enthusiasts.

This course is an ideal option for those who want to go jogging.

The park is decorated with colorful flower gardens.

These gardens provide visitors with a pleasant visual experience.

Walking and Biking Paths in the Park There are special paths for those who want to walk and bike.

These roads are a great option for those who want to spend time in nature.

The park extends to the froggy creek Bridge.

This bridge is a great exploration point for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty.

Yogurtcu Park is home to statues of important figures such as Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Yunus Emre and Sureyya Ilmen.

These sculptures reflect the cultural and historical richness of the park.

The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

These activities provide an opportunity for families and groups of friends to have an enjoyable time.

Yogurtcu Park is the perfect place for those who want to do sports and enjoy nature at the same time.

It also offers visitors an interesting experience with its historical and cultural riches.


  • Sureyya Opera House

Sureyya Opera House is the name of a symbolic historical building that we strongly recommend you to see in Kadikoy.

Built in 1927 by Sureyya İlmen Pasha, this magnificent architectural work has  been used as an opera, theater and ballroom for many years.

At the same time, it has a historical importance as the first opera house on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and the 6th opera house in Turkey.

Sureyya Opera House is one of the symbolic historical buildings of Kadikoy.

It attracts attention both with its architectural elegance and with its paintings on its walls.

With its stylish decoration in Art Deco style, it attracts the attention of architecture enthusiasts as well as art and culture enthusiasts.

The opera still holds art events today and  offers an unforgettable experience with a capacity of 570 people.

Seeing the Sureyya Opera House while visiting Kadikoy is a great opportunity to experience the cultural and historical richness of Istanbul.


  • Bahariye Street

Bahariye Street is known as the liveliest shopping street in Kadikoy and is one of the most popular areas of the city, along with Bagdat Street.

This 650-meter-long street offers an atmosphere similar to Istiklal Street in Istanbul.

As the nostalgic tram runs through the middle of the street, dozens of shops and shops line both sides of it, attracting locals and tourists alike.

Bahariye Street offers excellent options not only for shopping, but also for eating and drinking and entertainment.

With its fine restaurants, cozy cafes, and lively entertainment venues, it is lively at all hours of the day.

It is also home to important historical sites such as the Sureyya Opera House, one of the historical buildings of Kadikoy, located near the street.

Bahariye Street is a must-see spot for those who want to explore the rich cultural texture of Istanbul.


  • Kadikoy Bull Statue

Kadikoy Bull Statue, Kadikoy Bull Statue, which is one of the original symbols of Kadikoy and has become one of the most famous meeting points of the district, is one of the first addresses for those who want to take photos.

This bronze statue, designed in 1864, attracted the attention of the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz when it was first exhibited in Paris, and was purchased by the sultan and moved first to the Beylerbeyi Palace, then to the Yildiz Mansion, and finally to Kadikoy.

The Kadikoy Bull Statue is one of the rare works of art with four similar works in England, Belgium, Spain and America and is one of the most photographed works in the district.


  • Froggy Creek

Froggy Creek, which surrounds many districts of Kadikoy, was reorganized in 2016 and became one of the most popular recreation areas in the region.

With a length of more than 67,000 meters and the walking paths surrounding it, this stream attracts the attention of visitors.

Small boats and dinghies moored by the creek offer an ideal location for spectacular photos.

There are pasha and prince mansions from the Ottoman period around Froggy creek, which makes the area a historical attraction.

Froggy creek, which was one of the most popular recreation areas of the district in the 1900s, today offers different activities such as recreation areas, cafes and children's playgrounds.


  • Tellalzade Street Kadikoy Antiques Street

Tellalzade Street Kadikoy Antiques Street, Tellalzade Street, which has become one of the most popular shopping spots in Kadikoy, is also known as Kadikoy Antiques Street.

This historic street is one of the few places where you can find antique objects and interesting souvenirs, and it is a frequent visit by antiques and culture enthusiasts, as well as nostalgia lovers.

There are many auction houses, art galleries and antique shops on Tellalzade Street, and you can have an unforgettable shopping experience here.  

Tellalzade Street attracts both local and foreign tourists as it is one of the oldest settlements in Kadikoy.

If you like to take photos, this street is a must-visit.


  • Ragip Pasha Mansion

Ragip Pasha Mansion, an impressive structure that will immediately catch your eye while strolling along the Caddebostan coast is the Ragip Pasha Mansion, also known as the "Haunted Mansion" among the people.

This white wooden mansion, rising among oak trees in a large garden  of 27 acres, was built in 1906 by Ragip Sarica Pasha by a famous Prussian architect.

Marbles brought from Italy and parquets specially brought from Vienna were used for the interior design of the mansion.  

Ragip Pasha Mansion is a building that has changed hands several times in its long history.

Although it has been abandoned for a long time, it still attracts attention with its mysterious atmosphere and impressive architecture on the Caddebostan coast.


  • Bostanci Amusement Park

Bostanci Amusement Park, which is an ideal stop for families and children visiting Kadikoy, is a very lively place, especially in summer evenings.

This large amusement park, which is located on Mehmet Sevki Pasa Street and can be easily reached by public transportation, offers many different entertainment options for children of all age groups.

There are  also cafes and restaurants in this amusement park, where you can have a pleasant time with your children in dozens of sections such as horror tunnel, jumper, gondola, bumper car, game trains, kamikaze and octopus, so you can take a break and relax.

From Kadikoy, you can easily reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) on time.

Transportation Options: You can easily reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) by using public transportation options, Municipal Buses, Metro and Tram.

Before using these lines, you should check and select the appropriate timetables for your trip on the website.

Air transfer lines: You can reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) comfortably and effortlessly with your Airport Transfer reservations made on the Airtransferlines website.

With Airtransferlines, it provides a comfortable, unique Airport Transfer experience with the latest model luxury vehicles.

Click www.airtransferlines.com to take advantage of the advantages of Airtransferlines, to find the right vehicle and driver for you with a wide range of transfer options, to get information about your destination or to make a reservation.


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