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In our backyard, about 10 minutes away are two large, beautiful parks, Moda Park and Yoğurtçu Park, that connect to create a beautiful walk along the Marmara Sea. The waterfront park leads a path around the peninsula from the Kadıköy ferry port all the way to the Fenerbahçe soccer stadium.

 

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As you walk towards the Kadıköy ferry port, beautiful panoramic views of the Old Town are revealed. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia can prominently be seen in the skyline.

 

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Exercise does not seem to be an essential part of life here. There are about 5 exercise areas in this park alone and the most action I saw was this dog sleeping.

 

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View of the Fenerbahçe soccer stadium, one of the biggest soccer teams in Istanbul.

 

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Technically in Yoğurtçu Park now. A nice running lane and several fenced in basketball and tennis courts are available.

 

RECCOMENDATION
Besides walking the duration of the park (approximately 45 minutes), I recommend taking a break and climbing the stairs in Moda to the Moda Cay Bahcesi (Moda Tea Garden). The perfect place for a cup of tea with a view above Moda Park of the Sea of Marmara with the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the distance.