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Çandır (Paperon) Castle / Çandır Kalesi

Çandır (Paperon) Castle / Çandır Kalesi

Çandır Kalesi was once a majestic behemoth of a castle sitting atop a cliff, nestled among the Toros Mountains overlooking the Cilcian Plain below. During its heyday in the early middle ages, the grandeur of the smooth stoned castle sitting 250 meters above the...

Cemilli Castle / Cemilli Kalesi

Cemilli Kalesi (Castle) is a medieval castle located in the yaylı (foothills) above Mizitli. The original name of the castle is not known, but is called by locals by the village name in which it is located (Cemilli) or by Kaleburnu. What to See: The remaining...
Gözne Castle / Gözne Kalesi

Gözne Castle / Gözne Kalesi

Hidden in the Bolkar Mountain range in the larger Taurus Mountains above Mersin, Gözne is a picturesque Turkish mountain town used by locals for both year round homes and summer homes. But above them all is Gözne Castle, looking down on the town and the larger city of...
Korykos

Korykos

Kızkalesi, in ancient times known as Korykos, is known by locals as having some of the best beaches in Turkey. And while the beaches are really worth coming for, while you’re here don’t miss out on the history that awaits your discovery. In Roman times,...
Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

The Pass For most of recorded history, the Cilician Gates have been the main thoroughfare of travel between Asia Minor and the lands of Syria and beyond. This pass of the Cilician Gates (Πulai Κιλικία in Greek, Gülek Boğazı -the throat of Gülek- in Turkish) has been...