Bohemian Kadıköy

Yeldeğirmeni

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Why locals love it

Yeldeğirmeni is a historical part of Kadıköy with plenty to offer. Many elderly Turkish citizens have lived here from birth. It’s relatively inexpensive, there are lots of things to see and do and it’s home to a bunch of art studios.

Why you should visit it

With an interesting blend of social classes and religions, it’s a great place to get to know another side of Istanbul. Simply wander around the streets, soak up the history and have a chat with the friendly locals. You’ll see impressive murals on the sides of buildings – these were painted as part of the Mural-Ist Street Art Festival.

Special tip

You absolutely must check out the Don Kişot squat. It’s a social centre that was occupied by locals after the Gezi Resistance.

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5 Comments

Murals! Also lots of great reasonably priced cafes, worth a visit if you find yourself killing time in Kadıköy.
Ogulcan
Local
November 11, 2018
cool neigbourhood
Ekin
Local
November 22, 2017
Hey girls :) did you get an answer for the moda+art street question?
Rasha
Traveller
July 29, 2017
Chill vibe, lots of graffitti
Dilara
Local
November 5, 2016
Merhaba Selin. I will be going to Kadikoy to visit Moda. Is it feasible to check Moda and this arts street on the same day? And How can I get to it from Moda or the other way around?
Rouba
Traveller
August 21, 2016
Hello, i'm going this august, and i'd like to know if you ever got your answer and what's the best way to go about it ? any tips or recommendations would be very appreciated. Thank you very much !
Oumaima
Traveller
July 10, 2017

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