According to Turkish legend, a princess was locked in this tower to protect her from being bitten by a snake. Over the years the tower has been used as a customs station, lighthouse and a residence for retired naval officers.
Kiz Kulesi or Maiden's Tower is a kind of ritual place where my partner and I always have our romantic dinner on annual basis while visiting Istanbul. We both love Kiz Kulesi! It can be visited during the normal time. Especially for evening visit, it is only reserved for (mostly) couples who want to enjoy romantic moment. Beautiful tower, beautiful building, and ... everything is beautiful!
This is one of the best spots for sunset views in Istanbul. It can be extremely crowded in the summer months, so if you go there in winter you can also enjoy the peace and quiet. We were there yesterday to take some sunset photos and then have dinner at the Filizler Restaurant and everything was great.
Spending time from sunset till night sitting on Bosphorus's shore watching the girl's tower and European part of Istanbul is of the most romantic and enjoying time you can spend in this lovely city