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Alanya Kalesi (Castle)

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Address: Alanya, Turkey
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Interesting historical castle with terrific views

As others have said, this is a long way up, and a stiff climb, but worth it for the views. The walls are some 4.5 kms long and the site has been fortified since Greek times. What... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others have said, this is a long way up, and a stiff climb, but worth it for the views. The walls are some 4.5 kms long and the site has been fortified since Greek times. What can be seen today dates mainly from the Seljuk beylerik. Most of the site is free to visit, although the main kale, the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This nice castle located on the top of the hill offers a stunning panoramic view of the city. However, the entrance fee for this castle is 15 TL and the castle itself isn't much of an attraction. The walk inside is no more than 10 minutes and doesnt offer anything worth buying a ticket for. Tip: you can still go... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a very long and steep climb if you choose to walk: but the views over the coastline below are worth the effort. You can of course drive, take a bus or a taxi. Walkers do not have to follow the road all of the way: there are shortcuts. Little remains of the castle than the outer defensive walls (of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taken by Ringos place to the castle. Our guide told us lots of information and best view points, 800 year old Mosque there also

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rock in preston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit even if it is a long way up! You can get a taxi up and walk back down with bars a restaurants on the way!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must be if in Alanya. Mostly for people who like walking. Lots of shops up there. Lots of ways to go down make you lost easily but for me this is huge plus cause could see more.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visit the Castle in 2001. The view is stoning and the history about it is worth a visit. As a traveler in Alanya every year, I always visit this place and take beautiful pictures. The first year we walked up the mountain, but that was pretty hard. If you want to walk up, go early morning or take... More 

Thank Malene S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing I noticed was the hill Alanya sat on, it was huge. We found the road going up and started on our hike. PLEASE BE CAREFUL, this is where we encountered a man who said he new a short cut. This is not a short cut!!!! The views going up are amazing. You can see the whole of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a view... both going up and coming down and the castle it's self has the best views... be carful with small children it's very high and no barior as u look over.. loads of restaurants on route for food drinks

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute must if visiting Alanya. Has some fantastic views from the castle. It cost us 15lira each to go in. We caught the local bus up to the castle cost 2.5lira each and walked back down stopping off for refreshments in the bar/restaurants who also have fantastic views over Alanya.

Thank kev m

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