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“Looking to the Istanbul trough the Marmara Sea”
Review of Maiden's Tower

Maiden's Tower
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$15.11*
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Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul
Ranked #46 of 1,159 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years the tower has been used as a customs station, lighthouse and a residence for retired naval officers.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very rare atmosphere middle of the sea and looking to the Istanbul 360 degree view.
You can rent a small boat from Salacak to access Kızkulesi (Maiden Tower).
There is a very mystic tales about the tower. You can go and listen or read the story.
You can also take some beer at the top Bar or very good food in the restaurant.

Thank Orhan A
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was an awesome experience. We had our hotel make dinner reservations for us the first night we were in Istanbul. We caught the ferry (included with reservation) from the Europe side right after sunset. As we were going out to the island you could see the night lights from both sides of the sea and the bridges were light up. Once we got to the island we had a 4 course meal in a very romantic setting. The dinner is a little on the expensive side and you are paying for the ambiance but it was a wonderful way to start out the trip.

One caution is to allow plenty of time to get to the ferry. We had to go quite a distance through the main hub of the city during rush hour and almost missed the last boat.

1  Thank Lisa295385
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

First time i have been in a tower where in the middle of a sea. Amazing view on the rooftop cafe.So much romantic

Thank Samantha T
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

atmosphere is realy nice, what I am disappointed they renew inside of the building with the granites never quarried when this tower built, so some stupid architect decided to use that type of granites instead of using its original stone when was this built. But I am not suprised about this cause we are great about to use this type of stones ( new found stones ) inside or around this type of antique buildings which is very stupid.

Thank umitIstanbul_Turkey
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have always wanted to go there.. the views both from and to the tower worth going there. I was there at sunset time and it was amazing.. there is a place near the sea where u can sit and drink tea. one moment there takes your troubles away..

Thank Mahosh
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