Kadıköy Tourism

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Kadıköy (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkadɯcøj] ; ancient and Byzantine Chalcedon, in Greek: Χαλκηδών), is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. Kadıköy is also the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Kadıköy became a district in 1928 when it was separated from Üsküdar district. The neighbourhoods of İçerenköy, Bostancı and Suadiye were also separated from the district of Kartal in the same year, and eventually joined the newly formed district of Kadıköy. Its neighbouring districts are Üsküdar to the northwest, Ataşehir to the northeast, Maltepe to the southeast, and Kartal beyond Maltepe. The population of Kadıköy district, according to the 2007 census, is 509,282.


A place in Turkey, Kadıköy is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. After your splendid visit to Kadıköy, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Istanbul. Istanbul, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia. Also, to reach Kadıköy, you'll have to take a flight to Istanbul; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Kadıköy.

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Facts and Stats for Kadıköy*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kadıköy

    Know the pollution level of Kadıköy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 61.06 (High)
    • Water Pollution 56.71 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.11 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 49.51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.61 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.59 (High)
  • Kadıköy: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kadıköy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kadıköy.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.27 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.28 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.43 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.39 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.27 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50.86 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.78 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.92 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.86 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kadıköy - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kadıköy is 109.51 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 50.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.23 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.78 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.17 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.49 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.41 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kadıköy

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kadıköy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.06 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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