Alanya Kalesi, Alanya

4.4
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Alanya
A medieval castle built high atop a hill, Alanya Kalesi now serves as an open-air museum. The castle was constructed mostly in the 13th century on the remains of former fortifications from the Byzantine and Roman eras. Built on a rocky peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea, the castle stands 250 m (820 ft) high and offers an unmatched view of the bay and the surrounding area. Make the long trek up, or jump in a taxi to reach the ruins of the massive castle, whose protective wall extends 6.5 km (4 mi), and which includes 140 towers. The site itself lacks a lot of historical information, so hire a local guide if you wish to learn more. Discover how to plan a Alanya trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • It is a great castle with its historical texture and the unesable view of those who want to see the area literally.
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  • Yesterday we were on a tour. They traded a boat tour for 12.5 dollars per person in the port. No transfer. The fortress is very beautiful. There is a cave through the cliffs. They gave me time to bathe. From Cleopatra Beach There is a funicular to climb to the top of the fortress
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  • Castle with the most beautiful view to town. View on town and sea cliffs! It's a bit scary to get up with the bus bat perfect view is the best thing ever to remember
  • Nice walk up to the castle, can see the majority of Alanya from the top along with the amazing coast. Stop at one of the restaurants on the way down for some food or coffee, some amazing views.
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