Alternative Istanbul: Yeldeğirmeni & Street Art in Kadıköy


The Comedy Musician

Alternative Istanbul: Yeldeğirmeni & Street Art in Kadıköy

Spoken in: English, Türkçe

( 42 reviews ) star City tour Istanbul 1 - 5 watch_later 3 hours
  • Discover the hip neighborhood of Yeldeğirmeni
  • Private tour: only you & your local host!
  • Check out 15 jaw dropping murals
  • 100% personalized to your wishes
  • See some of the first apartments in Istanbul
  • Try traditional & regional food in the Asian Side

You will be picked up anywhere in: Istanbul

What you can expect

The historical Yeldeğirmeni has been in constant change and is now an up & coming cultural hotspot. Want to explore it?

Yeldeğirmeni, which is part of the hip district of Kadikoy in Istanbul's Asian side is now an urban hotspot, thanks to the artistic locals of this area. Join me to see the other side of Istanbul: its alternative side!

Explore this neighborhood and check out around 15 different murals and some of the oldest apartments built in Istanbul. See how this place has evolved over time and discover why it is now a favorite spot among locals.

From churches renovated into cultural centers to bustling cafes with vegan options, restaurants offering local homemade food and historical bakeries with traditional pastries. This neighborhood is a local's paradise!

The artistic vibes fill up Yeldeğirmeni! Home to many artists, you can see art studios and artists workshops along the way.

I'd be more than happy to help you discover the beauties and hidden gems of this trendy neighborhood in Istanbul's Asian Side. Let me know how I can personalize the tour for you!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Meet me at Kadıköy Haldun Taner Stage
How it Started
Check out some of the first apartment buildings of Istanbul
From Church to Arts
Visit an old church building renovated into a center for culture and arts
Mural Spotting
Admire murals and graffitis drawn by local and international street artists. Hear about the artists and stories behind the artworks.
Simit & Tea
Optional: Take a short break and enjoy a simit (bagel), çay (tea), cheese and olives
Greek Church
Discover some Greek influences by visiting the Church of Ayios Yeorgios
Jewish Remains
Stop by Hemdat Israel Synagogue and hear more about its history dating from 1899
Kadıköy Fish Market
Check out Asian Side's market area where locals shop for the freshest seafood, pickled vegetables, cheese varieties and honey.
Lunch Break
Enjoy traditional & regional food in the Kadıköy Bazaar, a foodie central for locals.
Good Bye
End the tour with a freshly roasted Turkish coffee or with a drink at a secret rooftop bar in Moda neighborhood.

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour (cost included)
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 5 persons
Meeting point
Kadikoy Haldun Taner Stage
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks


The Comedy Musician

42 reviews

I was born in Istanbul and spend more than 20 years of my life here in this beautiful city. I am an industrial designer and a self-taught musician who likes 60s psychedelic rock and jazz. At the moment, I'm obsessed with home-cooking and discovering Istanbul's thriving street food scene."

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