Salacak, Üsküdar – İstanbul – Turkey

GPS : 41°01’07.3″N 29°00’28.7″E / 41.018685, 29.007980

Salacak is a neighborhood in the Üsküdar municipality of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, to the south of the historic center of Üsküdar. The word salacak means “bench for washing a corpse,” but the name is reported to come from sala meaning “village” with the Turkish suffix -cık, “small.” The neighborhood’s best-known landmark is the Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi), just offshore from Salacak in the Bosporus.

From time to time it has been used as a toll booth; now it is used as an upscale restaurant and a venue for wedding parties. The name comes from a legend about a princess shut in the tower.

On nice days people gather on the shore to fish, sit and drink tea or to enjoy being out on the water in little rowing boats. There is a more recent mosque (1760) on the shore opposite the tower. The streets of Salacak behind the coast, in the area called Imrahor, are attractive and still hold a number of classic Ottoman wooden houses. The legendary 17th-century Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi is said to have landed here on his hang-glider flight across the Bosphorus.

Capacity : 55 Boats

Main Breakwater : 70 M

Administration House
Drinkable Water
Covered Storage

Administration : Üsküdar Fishery Products Cooperative

Shopping : Hipermarkets, Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Reparing & Maintenance Workshops : City center
Technical Equipment Shops : City center
Accommodation : Rental House, Apart Hotels, Pensions, Hotels, Motels
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Ambulances, Dentits
Hair dresser
Bank : Banks and cash machines
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs, Tea Gardens
Transport : Taxi, Minibus, Bus

They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.

Bus : Salacak – Harem, Üsküdar, Kadıköy
Marmararay : Salacak – Üsküdar, Ayrılık Çeşmesi, Üsküdar -Sirkeci, Yenikapı, Kazlıçeşme
Ferryboat : Üsküdar – Sirkeci
Metro : Kadıköy – Kartal

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