The Maiden Tower was established by the Greeks in the 5th century BC close to the Üsküdar Salacak coast of the Bosphorus.
It is the only architectural work left from the Roman Empire in Üsküdar. It has been used for different purposes throughout history and many narrations have been produced about it.
Now let’s take a look at its history and then its legends…
Based on his research, Haldun Hürel states that the word “sala” is used in the meaning of the village.
Salacak, on the other hand, derives from “saddlery”, meaning small village – cute village. So it was probably a small village in the past. Maiden Tower was mostly reached from this village, just like today.
February 21, 2020