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. Wikipedia
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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