The Maiden's Tower is a structure built on a small islet of Salacak, in the part of the Bosphorus, close to the Sea of Marmara, about which various rumors are told and which is the subject of legends..
The tower, which has become the symbol of Üsküdar, is the only artifact from the Byzantine period in Üsküdar. B.C. The tower, which has a history dating back to 24 years, was established on a small island where the Black Sea meets the Marmara. Some European historians call it Leander Tower. There are many rumors about the tower. Evliya Çelebi describes the tower as follows :
''It is a high tower in the sea, an arrow shot from the land, four corners, artistically made. Its height is exactly 80 cubits. Its surface is two hundred steps. It has doors on both sides ''