It is at the intersection point of Asia and Europe. It witnesses the ancient history of the Bosporus and Istanbul. It is located 180 m from the coast, on a rock in the middle of the sea. The Maiden’s Tower has been the subject of many legends throughout the centuries. According to the legend:
The Byzantine emperor has a daughter. The emperor is very happy. The eldest of the savants’ prophesies to the emperor that his daughter will die before she turns eighteen, by being bitten by a snake. Thereupon, the emperor repairs the tower located on a small islet in the middle of the sea and places his daughter here. So, years pass. The emperor’s daughter is about to turn eighteen. However, fate cannot be escaped, a snake that comes out of the basket of fresh grapes sent to the tower, bites the princess, and poisons her.
You can purchase your tickets from our website and Belbim sales points. It is free for 0-8 year-olds.
Bus for Us departures start at 10.00 a.m. every weekday from Sultanahmet Square and go on every hour until 5.00 p.m
* The tickets purchased through Belbim become active on the bus within 72 hours.
Hop-on hop-off at any stop in 24 hours.