Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: After the conquest of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmed demolished the castle of Kadıköy. It still has 800 houses. It has one Muslim neighborhood, seven Greek non-Muslim neighborhoods, and 600 vineyards. There are windmills by the sea.
Source: Travel Account, 17th century
-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman
Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Kadıköy.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.