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Maiden's Tower
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Istanbul Afternoon Tour: Camlica Hill and Maiden Tower
Ranked #40 of 1,105 things to do in Istanbul
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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 September 20, 2013

After a trip for 15 min. with boat, You will reach this small Island. It has a interesting, but not tasty restaurant. The building himself and the atmosphere at the bosphoros are the most nice thing.

Thank Etem K
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Maiden's Tower ( Kız Kulesi ) is one the best spot in the middle of Boshorus which is close to the Asian shore of Uskudar.There is a special boat to the tower from Uskudar and Kabatas. ıf you have a meal ride is free.


You can have a meal at the restaurant then you can go to the top of the tower and enjoy your drinks.


Tip :Please make booking for the restaurant, recommended for anniversary celebrations and romantic dates. Its also good spot for sun setting.

2  Thank adnanmordeniz
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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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