This unique tower with a history dating back to 2500 years, has eye - witnessed everything that the city has encountered throughout the history. This tower has been erected during the ancient age and constructed by renovations from the ages of the Ancient Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, the tower has reached to present time with its mysterious appearance.
Maiden’s Tower at B.C
The island that the Maiden’s Tower is located on was just a small mull from Asian shores and it drifted apart forming the present image of the island. The first notes about the tower dates long way back to B.C. 410. During those days, the Athenian commander Alkibiades, constructed a small tower on this island in order to control the passage of boats from Bosphorus and tariff their journey. From the cape in the ancient city of Istanbul called “Sarayburnu” uniting the Golden Horn to the Marmara sea to the island, a long chain was stretched so that the tower was handled as a customs station controlling the entrance and departure from Bosphorus. After many years in B.C. 341, dedicated especially on the honor of his wife, Greek commanderAfter many years in B.C. 341, dedicated especially on the honor of his wife, Greek commander Charles built a mausoleum over marble columns on this island.