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. You can plan Alanya trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The views are the highlight of the visit to the castle. Overgrown, scaffolding stopping you getting into a lot of the places inside the castle. For the 24 TL entrance fee, they need to be putting the....  more »
  • Really beautiful place. Amazing view. Specialy sunrise and sunset. Lot of coffee places around. Nice place to walk nd take some pictures.  more »
  • This place have really good view if you are in Alanya you should be see this place. Here is icon of Alanya  more »
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  • Great cable car journey up, views are outstanding. There's a lot of walking which for me was great but would probably be too much for a lot of people, especially in the heat. They're renovating, and you'll find you'll be walking along on a great new walkway to then be dumped with nowhere to safely go without notice. A bit dangerous at times.
  • Excellent trip: spectacular view, lots of history, good exercise. While the castle is not well preserved, it is still so insightful to see such an old fortification. Access was pretty easy via car, although there is a fair amount of walking from one end the fortification to the other. Be sure to take plenty of water. Toilets are available.
  • Great place, fantastic views of Alanya. There are many stairs to walk on top, which can be tough in the hottest periods. It is not crowded as you might imagine, but lots of space on top and around the castle. Worth mentioning is that it isn't really a big castle, so it is mainly the panorama view of the city, beaches and sea you go there for.
  • Castle has nothing to show up there, it look much better from down especially at night. But top of the hill is nice, you can see the entire city and the marina
  • Buy a round trip with the cable car at Cleopatra Beach. Great view points and have lunch or dinner at the Gardenia Restaurant. Small shops and many places to relax in the shadow if needed.

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