Alanya Kalesi (Castle), Alanya

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A medieval castle built high atop a hill, Alanya Kalesi (Castle) 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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  • Usual castle on the Hill. The desk staff was helpful cikmayi, I'd say try it. By taxi to get the truth. And if not.
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  • Highly recommend to visit. It is interesting to listen to the story, all see, touch, and some top views of the sea and the port, insanely beautiful
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  • After more than 10 times at the Castle, you would think that it was over. In fact, it is a regular part of our travel to alanya to we must go up by the old Stig. Here you will not have the many cars and buses. Enjoy the view and something cold to drink at one of the many spots up the mountain. It's beautiful, active and fun. It is possible to have children with, if they can go even longer.
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  • Definitely worth a visit there are cable cars up to a point then there is an inclined walk through rural stops when passing through the first craftstalls bear right coming up to some cave like dugout on the right through a gate on the right and relax enjoy the view and enjoy the home made food x
  • Wonderful old Castle, the price for the enter is ok, if you wanna see everything try to walk by feet, don't take the bus. All around the Castle is so beautiful.
  • I'm a bit surprised about all the good ratings. Compared to other castles this one really isn't worth visiting. Its relatively small Plus it's not really impressively looking.
  • It is good and nice to visit espicially the view from the top but in general the castle was very small and not compared to other castle and you will finish it quickly in about 45 min
  • I 100% recommend visiting the castle, it's a great hike and man the view is stunning. Loved it!

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Where to stay in Alanya

The majority of the accommodations in the historical city of Alanya feature mid-range, three- and four-star hotels. Many of these offer all-inclusive, affordable packages along the coastline, which are generally within walking distance from the amenities, discos, and restaurants (or you can use the visitor-friendly bus system, which offers stops on almost every corner). Directly above the cape lies the old town, which presents a more authentic depiction of the city's heritage. Opt to stay here if you're looking for something a little less mainstream and a little more romantic, while still moderately priced. Building heights are restricted in the old town, guaranteeing uninterrupted views of the sea.
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