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Kız Kulesi

Maiden's Tower

(Kız Kulesi)
Historic Site and Scenic Lookout
Salacak, Üsküdar
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    HeyTripster
    "Maiden’s Tower with boats departing from Salacak and Kabataş."(9 Tips)
    sarah || aïs™
    "set for the James Bond movie From Russia With Love."(3 Tips)
    Arthur♡♡♡
    "Kiz Kulesi is a bueatiful location and a must see if..."(2 Tips)
    Natscho C.
    "One of the best View in Istanbul."(2 Tips)
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  • DHR.com
    DHR.comFebruary 9, 2012
    Also known as the Maiden's Tower, this tower built in 408 BC still stands beautifully today. Take a boat trip to this former lighthouse to admire city views from the cafe and restaurant inside.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 10, 2016
    The Maiden’s Tower is one of Istanbul’s most instantly recognizable landmarks. The name `Maiden`s Tower` has its roots in the more popular story relating a maiden`s misfortune.
  • Murat P.heart icon on user image
    Murat PurçApril 13, 2018
    One of the most popular attractions of Istanbul. Get there by boat,take a break at the restaurant, read its legendary tales at the stairs, and enjoy Istanbul's 360-degree view at the viewing platform.
  • Burcu Y.
    Burcu YatmazogluSeptember 5, 2018
    An iconic landmark on Istanbul’s skyline. The Maiden’s Tower has a rich history. Located on a tiny islet off the Asian side of Istanbul the best way to go these is taking boats from Uskudar.
  • Mark J.heart icon on user image
    Mark J.February 20, 2015
    Such a unique place with excellent food. Be sure to check out its appearance in James Bond.
  • Lolo L.heart icon on user image
    Lolo LorenzoNovember 23, 2016
    It's a beautiful place for take a breath about all the noise of the city and u can also take a look at the city from the lighthouse.
  • Marina M.
    Marina MalahovskayaDecember 29, 2014
    take a ship to Princes islands ))) and you can enjoy the trip with feeding the sea guls and amazing bOSPHORUS view ))
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterJuly 25, 2019
    The 2500-year-old Maiden’s Tower serves every meal from breakfast to dinner. You can arrive at the Maiden’s Tower with boats departing from Salacak and Kabataş. Read more
  • Gurur G.heart icon on user image
    Gurur GuraycaSeptember 2, 2018
    Beautiful place, affordable price (less than Galata tower even!) amazing view. Small boat takes you there in a few shaky minute ;)
  • Ferhat D.heart icon on user image
    Ferhat DurannnDecember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    II. On a marble slab in the form of medallions in yapısıdır.üst Mehmed , Sultan Mehmet II that the current form of the tower. Mahmud , calligrapher 's pen came from Rasim has a monogram dated 1832
  • Turkey Tourism
    Turkey TourismJune 2, 2013
    Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi) is the symbol of Istanbul due to its unique location at the intersection point of the two continents Europe and Asia, ... Read more
  • Robert H.heart icon on user image
    Robert HeineckeJanuary 27, 2015
    There is a restaurant in the tower and a small café upstairs. You can get up behind the bar of the restaurant, it's quite hidden.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareJune 25, 2013
    The Kızkulesi was used in The World Is Not Enough (1999) as Elektra's hideaway from where she launches her submarine and imprisons James Bond and M. Read more
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterJuly 25, 2019
    The Maiden’s Tower has an isolated atmosphere due to its stand-alone structure in the middle of the sea. Read more
  • sarah || aïs™
    sarah || aïs™September 22, 2012
    Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), once a customs post, and a set for the James Bond movie From Russia With Love.
  • Fabian T.
    Fabian TaxilNovember 8, 2014
    Go and see the sunset from upstairs... Great!
  • Furkan B.heart icon on user image
    Furkan BedirAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Istanbul has rich historical past. However Maiden Tower is a mystry! Many love has begun that wiev!
  • Murad G.heart icon on user image
    Murad GürmeriçApril 27, 2015
    Probably the most romantic dinner location in Istanbul. Go for the exclusive selection menu
  • Rose d.heart icon on user image
    Rose de VeraJanuary 21, 2016
    Amazing view of the city from here.They also have a pretty cafe.
  • Mỡĥħmmèð Å.
    #kizkulesi #Maiden's Tower .. Nice tea with a amazing View ❤️
  • Arthur♡♡♡heart icon on user image
    Arthur♡♡♡January 20, 2013
    Kiz Kulesi is a bueatiful location and a must see if you visit Istanbul, Turkiye.
  • Desert B.
    Desert BreezeDecember 28, 2015
    Best sunset view in Istanbul
  • Viktoria T.heart icon on user image
    Viktoria TaşNovember 15, 2014
    Amazing place in a tremendous city 👌✨
  • haticeheart icon on user image
    haticeMay 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The view, trying visiting in a week day.
  • Eyedea
    EyedeaJuly 27, 2011
    According to the most popular Turkish legend, a sultan had a much beloved daughter. One day, an oracle prophesied that she would be killed by a venomous snake on her 18th birthday. The sultan, in an e Read more
  • Clarisse M.
    Good to seat on the sea side while having tea and watching the sunset. Çay is 2.50TL.
  • Ela A.
    Ela AlptekinApril 9, 2011
    Delicious food & good wine! (Cabernet sauvignon was my choice, happy with that.)
  • Аманиheart icon on user image
    АманиMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    its better to see it during the sunset ☀🌅
  • ✨Emmy W.heart icon on user image
    ✨Emmy Who✨February 11, 2016
    Harikaaaaa 😍
  • Harapasa
    HarapasaMarch 11, 2015
    Beautiful view and nice cafes
  • Jihad A.
    Jihad AlsomaliOctober 23, 2014
    We having a dinner after a long day..
  • Bahar F.heart icon on user image
    Bahar FNovember 1, 2016
    Nice place to visit 🌸
  • Amal A.
    Amal AldreesJune 14, 2013
    A must visit spot in Istanbul!
  • NursalS K.
    NursalS KoçakMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bad restoration &food smell.Better see it from outside than inside.it could have been among the 10 notable buildings people hated as eiffel is among one in Paris, you could count this one with Ritz in
  • Esra P.heart icon on user image
    Esra PRGSeptember 6, 2014
    Nice place to have dinner. But not much to see
  • Natscho C.
    Natscho CemDecember 18, 2019
    One of the best View in Istanbul.
  • Alia A.heart icon on user image
    Alia AlsharifApril 20, 2015
    My wish list you need to go buy your own not with tour
  • Rheart icon on user image
    RFebruary 2, 2016
    Amazing view, I love it.
  • Ricardo M.heart icon on user image
    Ricardo MartinezApril 30, 2018
    Awesome view
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanNovember 17, 2011
    perfect for breakfast... and sit by the windowto learn more about my second home, follow me! Read more
  • Elifheart icon on user image
    ElifJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You feel like you are in a fairy tale🌟
  • Heleny C.
    Heleny CampoyJanuary 20, 2013
    Come to my tower, I need you there, to see stars, moon, sea... And kiss me...
  • Altuğ C.heart icon on user image
    Altuğ CeyhanDecember 15, 2018
    Worth seeing once
  • daktır ö.heart icon on user image
    daktır ötkerSeptember 6, 2018
    Nazım Hikmet’ in alakası ilginç.
  • Onerigocom O.
    Onerigocom OnerigoJune 17, 2018
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  • Samet Ö.
    Samet ÖZDEMİROctober 26, 2012
    Must see while in @Istanbul
  • Tacettin C.
    Tacettin CebirJuly 7, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Super hava
  • Dilara Sultan M.
    Dilara Sultan ManagerNovember 17, 2011
    perfect for breakfast... sit by the window.
  • Sotiris P.
    Sotiris PriftisOctober 19, 2011
    Super experience http://einai-adynaton.blogspot.com/2011/08/kiz-kulesi.html
  • Orhan S.heart icon on user image
    Orhan SaglamApril 19, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    More then enough :)
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