- Ottoman Gardens
- Nurhan Atasoy; Seyit Ali Kahraman
- Travel Account, 17th century
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.