You are able to visit Camlica Hill with Istanbul Panoramic Tour and Visit Maiden’s Tower. Highest hill in istanbul located on the asian side and Camlica Hill gives a nice, panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait. It gives a nice stroll too, with trees and flowers around. Maiden’s Tower is also known as Kiz Kulesi which is located at the entrance of the Bosphorus Strait and today it became the symbol of Istanbul. Also explore history of Istanbul with our Istanbul Daily City Tours and Excursions. We offer regular scheduled sightseeing tours, customized private guided tours, organized package tours in Istanbul and in Turkey.
Meet with your guide and departure from your hotel. Drive to Camlica Hill which offers a completely different impression of Istanbul that is striking in its beauty and uniqueness. Famous for its sunset views of Istanbul and Bosphorus, Camlica Hill offers a uniquely pleasant retreat with its fresh air and pavilions. In many poems and works of literature, Istanbul is known for its seven hills, Camlica is the tallest of the seven. Camlica Hill, which is also mentioned in many songs, is located in Uskudar. The most beautiful sunsets in the entire city can be viewed from this hill. Among the many locations visible from Camlica are the Prince Islands, Sultanahmet, Suleymaniye and Ortakoy. As you will see, the view certainly does justice to the silhouette of Istanbul that it encompasses.
Then proceed to visit Maiden’s Tower (Leander’s Tower), located on an on islet in the middle of the Bosphorus. The name comes from a legend: the Byzantine emperor heard a prophecy telling him that his beloved daughter would die at the age of 18 by a snake. So he decided to put her in this tower built on a rock on the Bosphorus isolated from the land thus no snake could kill her. But she couldn’t escape from her destiny after all, a snake hidden in a fruit basket brought from the city bit the princess and killed her.
Another myth tells ; The Leander’s Tower legend or The Lovers of Maiden’s Tower tells of two starcrossed lover; a priestess of Aphrodite named Hero, and a young man named Leander. They fell in love and each night, Leander would swim from the mainland to the island to see Hero, who would light a fire in the top of the tower to guide his way. One treacherous night, the wind blew out her light, so Leander lost his way and drowned. When his body washed to the tower, Hero decided she couldn’t be apart, and took her own life to be with him.
Experience the bustle of the Bosphorus, an invigorating Turkish tea in a cozy cafe on the top floor of the tower, and enjoy a leisurely stories that will relax and plunge you into the magical world of the East.
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