A place of legends
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.