Maiden's Tower - Eating & Things To Do in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

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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