Alanya Kalesi, Alanya

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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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  • Be brave and take the cable car, the view does not disappoint. Once you arrive there is a lot of stairs but the history is worth it! 
    Be brave and take the cable car, the view does not disappoint. Once you arrive there is a lot of stairs but the history is worth it!  more »
  • Lovely day out with the kids,beautiful scenery took a taxi to top of the castle and had a lovely walk around the mountains also visited the mosque came back down on the cable cars was a lovely... 
    Lovely day out with the kids,beautiful scenery took a taxi to top of the castle and had a lovely walk around the mountains also visited the mosque came back down on the cable cars was a lovely...  more »
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  • Beautiful views. You can get there on your feet, but you should think twice it is quite hard especially in the summertime, by taxi or by cable car which for me is the best option. On a way back to the cable cart, we found a guide who offered to show us a closed of area. There we visited Cleopatra’s old room with a breathtaking view over Cleopatra beach I am very glad we took a trip to the old castle. Very recommended
  • For ease of getting to the castle it is best to take the cable car to near the top. Remember however that when you are off the cable car you are.not near to the main part of the castle and there are still lots of steps to climb higher. There are shops and cafes so in the heat plenty of cool off stops. There are also souvenir shops including market stalls selling cotton and lace goods, like tablecloths. Plenty of information around the castle to explain what is what. Great views from the top of Alanya.

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