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The Maiden's Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros) , is a tower lying on a small island strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast. Come here at sunset to watch the minarrets in front of a red glowing sky. This is a really beautiful experience. Get some tea and snacks while sitting on the seaside.

When you come from the european side just take the tramway down to Sirkeci station and take a boat from Eminönü ferry station across the river to Üsküdar (You can also get there from ferry stations Karaköy, Kabatas and Beşiktaş). The boat ride takes about half an hour and then you can walk along the promenade and search for a nice view of the tower and the city on the other side.

Check out my blog for more cool places in Istanbul: click here.

Happy adventuring!

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