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A place of legends

Maiden's Tower

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Why locals love it

According to a popular Turkish legend, the Byzantine king imprisoned his daughter here after an oracle prophesised that she would die of a venemous snakebite on her 18th birthday. When the day finally came, her overjoyed father brought her a basket of fruit as a gift, but unbeknownst to him, the killer snake was hiding inside.

Why you should visit it

It’s a great place for a 360-degree view of Istanbul. Take a seat at the café, have a drink at the bar or enjoy a meal at the restaurant. They serve breakfast and brunch. You can get a boat to the island from either Kabataş or Üsküdar-Salacak.

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It is a unique place with a legendary history.
October 8, 2019
maybe one of the most important symbol of istanbul you must at least try to see it from ferries but if you got time visit it with tours
February 26, 2019
It is ok, but please read the tale about the tower.
November 11, 2018
You don't have to go inside but should at least enjoy the view from the shore after sun goes down.
September 27, 2017

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