Maiden's Tower
Historic Site
Attraction Attractions Historic Site istanbul kiz kulesi kız kulesi kizkulesi kızkulesi maiden`s tower museum muze müze restaurant restoran Scenic Lookout Sights & Landmarks
With uninterrupted views of the finest sights in the city, this tower is a hotspot for special occasions and sightseeing – particularly for couples drawn to the tower’s legendary love stories and prophecies. The Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi) is the most recognized and symbolic landmark in the city, as it seemingly floats in the waters of the Bosphorus just 200 meters from the Salacak seaside. Since 24 B.C. the tiny isle has played many important roles in Istanbul’s illustrious past: a customs station, a Byzantine tollbooth, a lighthouse, an Ottoman watchtower, and nowadays, a restaurant and café. Boats to the tower depart from Salacak and Kabataş ports throughout the day (until 6:00pm) and evening (8:00pm-11:30pm). Timetables are available (in Turkish) on the Kizkulesi.com.tr website.
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Based on 621 Travellers Review
Oct 6, 2016
It is a very special tower to visit 40 Turkish lira to take a boat and visit there . Try to go upstairs to drink something in the cafe or take lunch in the downstairs Restaurent read more>>
Sep 27, 2016
Visited here today. The tower provides a great view of both sides of Istanbul. At 20 Lira it isn't too expensive. The exerts from history and stories surrounding the tower are a good read. There is a... read more>>
Sep 27, 2016
Emma A
Istanbul, half in Europe half in Asia; well, if you are at that point you really should cross to the Asian side or to the European (depend your location) take the ferry (very very cheap), and enjoy... read more>>
Sep 25, 2016
I have been to Istanbul before and crossed Maidens tower at least few times but never been to the Island. It looks beautiful from outside. Maybe on my next visit I'll go there. A lot of people... read more>>
Sep 23, 2016
Kyle L
I seen no reason to actually step on he island after seeing it from a boat tour. It makes for a good photo along the water. read more>>
Üsküdar Harem Sahil Yolu 24, 34668 İstanbul
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