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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  • Very good view to city. Very much tourist-specially from Russia. Very good way from Teleferik to castle. 
    Very good view to city. Very much tourist-specially from Russia. Very good way from Teleferik to castle.  more »
  • Magnificent fortress, great views, cafes and restaurants there - i recomend staying there and enjoying the view. Beautiful!!!! Affordable to see, 5e for return ticket 
    Magnificent fortress, great views, cafes and restaurants there - i recomend staying there and enjoying the view. Beautiful!!!! Affordable to see, 5e for return ticket  more »
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  • The view up there is amazing. However don't expect to go to the last toilet on the top in the evening because it is closed. What's the point putting a "WC" sign on every path to the top if it is closed up to 5PM? Why don't let the toilet opened and I'll gladly put 5 Lira as they asked. Apparently money is more valuable than the visitors well-being there.
  • 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

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