Kadıköy is a lovely district on the Asian side near the mouth of the Bosphorus on the north coast of the Sea of Marmara. It sits near the anciant site of Chalcedon and is a must visit! Regretfully, we left Kadıköy to the end of our journey and had limited time. We had just enough to realize that on our next visit to Istanbul, Kadıköy is where we will spend most of our time; in the small streets and some of the best food shopping in the city!
Kadıköy is a labyrinth of lively cobbled streets and small buildings with cafes, restaurants, book stores, antique shops or simply stalls selling the freshest produce we saw.
It very easy to get to Kadıköy by ferry; so do it soon after you arrive to Istanbul !!