Kiz Kulezi (Maiden's Tower), Turkey
Kiz Kulezi, or the Maiden's Tower, sits on a small islet at the southern end of the Bosphorus Strait. It owes its name to the legend of a sultan's daughter who was brought to the island to protect her from her anticipated demise — a snakebite on her 18th birthday — as foreseen by an oracle. The sultan ensured she was far from land and snakes, but on her 18th birthday, he brought her a basket of fruit, which unbeknownst to him, carried a poisonous asp. Needless to say, the fair maiden's end was nigh.
Today, the tower houses a high-end restaurant serving delicacies such as sea bass with caviar and caper sauce. Want a window view overlooking the strait? It'll cost you. The restaurant tacks on a surcharge for window seating.