Viewpoints in Istanbul: Üsküdar
|Maiden Tower & Old Town View from Üsküdar, Istanbul|
Today, there is a restaurant in the first floor and a café at the top of the tower, providing a great view over the Bosphorus and Istanbul, reachable with private boats from the Üsküdar shore.
|Enjoying Cay & Simit at Üsküdar Shore|
Sunset at the shore of ÜsküdarNevertheless the best place to watch the sunset is the shore facing the old town of Istanbul with the Maiden´s Tower in the foreground. Around there are a lot of seats, mainly cushions on three rows of stones, which make it easy to enjoy the view together with some cay - turkish tea - and your favourite turkish sweet or salty dish, like simit.
Take a ferry from Besiktas or Eminönü to Üsküdar, alternatively the Marmary Rail to Üsküdar or a ferry to Kadiköy and change there to the Metro to go to Üsküdar.
Way from the ferry landing in Üsküdar (Üsküdar Iskelesi) to the viewpoint: