Getting to Maiden’s Tower: Directions, Transportation, and Location

Going to Maiden’s Tower is an amazing trip, located on a small island by the mouth of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. This guide gives you all you need to know to get to this historic tower easily and have a great time.

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How to Get There: Easy Ways to Reach Maiden's Tower

You can get to Maiden’s Tower easily, whether you like a boat ride or prefer to drive:

By Boat

The best way to get to Maiden’s Tower is by boat. You can catch a ferry from both the European (Galataport and Kabataş) and Asian sides (Üsküdar-Salacak) of Istanbul. The boat ride lets you see beautiful views of Istanbul and enjoy the sea.

By Road

If you’d rather stay on land, go to the Üsküdar district. From there, you can take a taxi or walk to the Salacak pier, where boats leave for the tower.

Tips for Visitors: Make the Most of Your Visit

Here are some tips to help you enjoy your visit:

When to Go

Try to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds and see the tower in beautiful light.

Where to Eat

Eat at the tower’s restaurant. It has tasty food and great views of Istanbul.

Best Photo Spots

Take amazing photos from the boat or at the tower, with the city in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions about Maiden’s Tower Location

Maiden’s Tower is on a small island in the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey. The address is Kız Kulesi, Üsküdar, 34668 Istanbul, Turkey.

You can get to Maiden’s Tower by taking a ferry. There are ferries every day of the week from the European side at Galataport/Kabataş and from the Asian side at Üsküdar-Salacak. The boats run from 9:00 to 19:00 from Üsküdar-Salacak and Kabataş, from 11:00 to 17:00 from Galataport.

There’s no parking on the island where Maiden’s Tower is. You can park your car in Üsküdar or Galataport and then take a ferry to the tower.

You can go to Maiden’s Tower by taking a boat from Galataport Istanbul. This is an easy way to get directly to the tower and enjoy a nice boat ride.

You can’t walk all the way to Maiden’s Tower because it’s on an island. But you can walk along the Üsküdar coast to Salacak Pier before you take the ferry.

Yes, you can get to Üsküdar or Galataport by bus, metro, or tram. From there, ferries leave at regular intervals.

From Taksim Square, take the M2 metro to Şişhane, then a bus to Üsküdar. From Üsküdar, take a ferry right to Maiden’s Tower. This way, you get to see parts of the city and enjoy a boat ride.