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. To visit Alanya Kalesi (Castle) on your trip to Alanya, use our Alanya travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • Really nice view from up there. Not much to do inside. Not really worth the money when you have the same view when walking there.
  • What a hike! Hiking along a path, starting near the Red Tower. First narrow stone stairs and streets between houses, then steeply climbing up in crumbling terrain. Climbing took 40 mins with 2 breaks viewing a breathtaking huge landscape down to the Sea under burning sun. There was not a one sign marking the castle!? ? Although managing well. Down in 3 mins by an hourly bus. It was worth a hike!
  • Easily the cultural highlight of Alanya. Don't be like us though and walk up the hill at noon (during summer). We literally melted. But the view paid off for our endeavours!
  • Beautiful view to the see from the castle. Worths to pay 2,5 LIT to up.
  • Awesome castle! I recommend to visit it and to get to the top of it, by day or night, u have an amazing view in the bay of Alanya,

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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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