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Address: Dilekkaya Village | Kozan Merkez, Kozan, Adana, Turkey

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Anavarza, One of the most beautiful castles alongside old Roman ruins in the Adana region!

I was throuroughly impressed by how big the castle area was. There are three separate parts to it. I have visited there with quite a few different youth groups, friends etc, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jon R
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Adana, Turkey
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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was throuroughly impressed by how big the castle area was. There are three separate parts to it. I have visited there with quite a few different youth groups, friends etc, and all have enjoyed it. One tourist visitor, coming from Bodrum / Izmir region, called it her favorite place in Turkey as it is off the tourist trail and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Very good to see it. I couldn't climb to the castle but also old city has enough reason to go there. I highly recommended to go there

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Thank emrahsekerli
Adana, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for views of the area and a couple of hours exploring. Not the easiest to explore around but really enjoyed the day out.

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Birkirkara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

There are steps leading up to the castle which are quite worn out in places and very slippery when wet. Get sufficient water especially in summer and wear sturdy shoes. On reaching the top of the hill one approaches the surrounding wall and then it is still a few hundred meters walk to the heart of the castle which is... More 

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Adana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This castle was originally built in the roman times and has been owed by many different cultures. There are also roman ruins which have recently had excavations started on them. The hike to the top takes about 20 minutes and there are stairs the whole way. Long, but not requiring anything other than sturdy shoes. Make sure to bring water... More 

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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Fascinating place with a lot of history. Wish we could time travel throught the ages. Built by the Assirians, changed hands a couple of times, destroyed by an earthquake, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt a couple of times, it is a fascinating place to visit. A good climb, so take water, walking shoes and the camera. Beautiful views of the agricultural... More 

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

If you like history this is a fascinating place. Roman ruins are at town level, enter through the Roman Triumph arches. Limestone-paved road that was once lined with columns and walls have been excavated. Go up the hill just a little more to park for the footpath. Follow the footpath directly up towards the ruins to find the ancient steps... More 

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Burdur, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

If you don't mind climbing a little bit, Anavarza castle is a wonderful place to visit. Bring some food and water, so that you can spend enough time to visit whole area. You can visit the whole area at least 2 or 3 hours. Climbing to the castle is a little bit difficult but i believe every one can do... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

The climbing up took us 25 minutes and down 15 minutes. A pleasant hike to do when the sun is not hitting ! You should also have good shoes, water and like walking on difficult the paths : the walkway is stony and rocky. Don't be impressed when arriving on then site by the hill which seems too high. Take... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The incredibly huge area of the ancient city of Anazarbus has not been unearthed yet. Still once you arrive to the ruins (turn right at the village of Aysehoca on the road from Ceyhan to Kadirli), you get the first impression at one of the city gates. A very wide field of unearthed ancient ruins beneath an impressive mountain covered... More 

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