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Free walking tour of Kadıköy: The Hip Part of the Town
Hello, I'm Mertcan, a licensed and independent tourist guide from Istanbul. My passion for traveling and exploring new cities has taken me to many different places, but there's nothing quite like guiding tours in my home city of Istanbul. When I guide tours, I take great care to make them as engaging and informative as possible. I understand that visitors to Istanbul may have limited time to see everything, which is why I keep my tours short and packed with interesting information. I focus on the main points of the city's history and culture, giving visitors the chance to explore further on their own if they wish. I limit my tours to 12 people in order to ensure I can attend to each person individually. As a guide, I strive to create a personalized experience for each of my visitors. Whether you're a solo traveler, a family with kids, or a group of friends, I will tailor my tours to suit your needs and interests. I'm also happy to share insider tips and recommendations for other places to visit or things to do in Istanbul, so you can make the most of your time in this incredible city. So if you're looking for a knowledgeable and friendly guide to show you around Istanbul, look no further than me. Join me on a journey through the city's rich history and vibrant culture, and let's create unforgettable memories together :)
Welcome to the fascinating district of Kadıköy, also known as "The City of the Blind" in ancient times. Throughout history, it had different names. Did you know that people inhabited here even before Byzas found his city across the Bosphorus, which would later be called Constantinople?
Today, Kadıköy is a bustling neighborhood that boasts a myriad of attractions. As we embark on this free walking tour, I will guide you through its lively streets and share the wonders that make Kadıköy such a special place.
Being a resident of this neighborhood myself, I am truly captivated by the charm and energy it has. With a rich history and a vibrant present, Kadıköy offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.
As we continue our journey, we'll delve into the culinary delights that this district is famous for. Kadıköy is a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and street food stalls. Be prepared to tantalize your taste buds with flavors from all corners of Turkey! You will also observe the worldwide famous street murals of the city.
So, join me on this journey through the captivating streets of Kadıköy, and let's uncover how life is in the hippest part of the town!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Caferağa, Kadıköy, 34710 Kadıköy/İsta...Caferağa, Kadıköy, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Türkiye
I will be waiting in front of the Pier, holding my purple umbrella.
1Outside visitKadıköy Pier
We will gather at the main square of Kadıköy, right in front of the gate where you get off from the boats from Karaköy - Eminönü.
2Outside visitFish Market
The fish market is a place where fresh catches from the sea, delicious mezes, pickles, fresh fruits, and vegetables are sold. Additionally, there are numerous restaurants where you can enjoy Turkish Rakı with mezes, as well as quick bites like Lahmacun, stuffed mussels, delights, and more.
3Outside visitBahariye Street
The main street of Kadıköy, where many shops and attractions are located.
Moda of Kadıköy is a delightful seaside neighborhood that combines charm, culture, and a touch of magic.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).