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The Central and Southern Aegean Coast Sights

Çeşme Kalesi

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/25/2013

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Constructed during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II (ruled 1481–1512) to defend the port, this castle is very picturesque, with its stone walls often lined with sun-basking lizards and tortoises. The keep is often deep in wildflowers. The castle houses a small Archaeology Museum, displaying weaponry from the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, cannons from 18th-century sea skirmishes with the Russians, and a modest collection of ancient artifacts. Clamber around the towers

for sweeping views of the sea and the city; keep close watch on kids around the less-than-sturdy railings.

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Sight Information

Address:

Çeşme, 35930, Turkey

Website: 5 TL

Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sun. 9–6:30

Updated 11/25/2013

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