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Well worth seeing

The castle is very interesting, a must-see if you go to Cesme since the rest of the town isn't that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ivan H
Must see

Must see attraction in the centre of Çeşme. Only 8 liras, no photo restrictions, no dress code... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cesme, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is very interesting, a must-see if you go to Cesme since the rest of the town isn't that interesting. You can have a walk on the inside and on the top for some amazing views of the city and fortress.

Thank Ivan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see attraction in the centre of Çeşme. Only 8 liras, no photo restrictions, no dress code. Great museum and even better view. Careful with small children, there are some unguarded steps and gaps. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank handy06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place to see for those who are interested in history of the Ottoman Empire, also great for taking beautiful pictures.

Thank Ekaterina P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This impressive castle was built in the beginning of 1500 against the Venetian attacks until that time. It is in the harbor and is in an excellent condition. There are quite a lot of stairs to go up. There is also a museum with archeological...More

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

You’re only takes an hour so to look around this castle and it’s been really well done. You get a good overview of the long history of the area with a few artefacts to bring it to life along with the history of the castle...More

Thank mattshaw63
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Came here near the end of my holiday, we paid 10 lira each to enter, there were many exhibits in the castle itself from money to toys and statues, anchors, cannons, clothing, purses and ceramics from the ancient period with signs in English and Turkish...More

Thank Clarissa818
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I managed to get some amazing photos here. It was just stunning even though it was extremely hot. Have a designated photo friend or ask people to take a pic... Selfie sticks are useless.

Thank Jordache R
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We took great pictures of the surrounding views from here of the town and Greek island across the water. Liked the lion statue in front.

Thank sinwentsang276
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Good to visit to see sun rise or sun set from the top and great views over Cesme across to Chios island.

Thank tliu66663333
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Worth the steep climb to get the best views over the town and across to Chios. Small museum and often art displayed inside.

Thank AltanZorlufamilies
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9 June 2016|
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☎ 0232/712-6609. Daily 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-5:30pm. per wiktravel