WHAT TO DO IN KADIKOY, ISTANBUL:
Nâzım Hikmet Tea Garden:
It took a fair amount of work to find the location of this tea garden, but we finally found it! By this point in your trip, tea time should be a part of your daily routine, or you haven't been doing Turkey right! This is a great place to get one or two (or three) cups of tea with a friend. It would also be a fantastic place to read a book.
Meşhur Dondurmacı Ali Usta - an Ice Cream Shop:
Really good ice cream... do I need to say more? Enjoy.
It would be hard to NOT find a place to do this. Legitimately every restaurant offers hookah. Sit street-side on a warm evening, observe, and puff.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Sit by the water and/or ferry port and people watch
- Walk around shops
- Check out the nightlife on Kırtasiyeci Sk
- Have an authentic gyro with yogurt drink as a meal
- If you also have a hankering for Italian like we did, enjoy a FANTASTIC meal at Semolina Kafe & Restaurant