This is one of the landmarks (alamet-i farika) of Istanbul and unique of its kind. It's history / story goes back to ancient times and lined to a sad love story of Hero and Leandros. You can see it closely if you take a ferry...More
About Maiden's Tower
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There's something about Kiz Kulesi that attracts you and calls you to it...just like the Bosphorus does :) I remember sitting there on the steps, sipping endless cups of tea just looking at the tower :)
This legendary tower was featured in the Bond Movie The World is not Enough and always wanted to visit. it offers the 360 view of the Bosphorus strait. The best part is from the terrace all the important mosques can be seen in one sky...More
To visit this tower, you take a quick boat ride from the Asian side. There is a restaurant on the ground floor and a coffee bar on the top floor (I did not dine at either). The views are nice and it offers a different...More
The place is the "must". Strong wind at the place was a surprise. The restaurant downstairs was empty of people, but the food was good and beautifully served. On the way up on different floors some legends involving the tower were exposed. On the top...More
Maiden's Tower has a legendary tales where it is told that a Byzantium princess who was prisoned in this tower by the emperor but snake comes out of fruit basket and bitten by a snake and she died.
It's quite a bit of effort and time to arrive there. There is no direct ferry but we need to take a ferry from either the Karakoy or the Eminonu pier to the Uskudar pier. Then we walk 20 minutes to arrive the opposite side...More
It's always a nice location to visit especially during great weather. Sunset is amazing! If you have time I'd highly recommend you to enjoy a drink or tea/coffee in the afternoon. Brunch is also popular during weekends.