Alanya Kalesi, Alanya

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Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • It's a large area of old parts that look very nice from below but, once you get on the road it's even better view. You need to be ready to walk for at least one hour to get to know every spot...  more »
  • Well worth a visit for the stunning views. Easiest way to avoid the steep climb is by taking the Teleferik from near Cleopatra Beach. There are some quaint cafe/restaurants within the castle wall  more »
  • 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.
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