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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...
St. Paul’s Church / Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi

St. Paul’s Church / Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi

St. Paul’s Church (in Turkish, Aziz Pavlus Kilisesi) is an Orthodox church in Tarsus, the Apostle Paul’s hometown. It is also known as St. Paul’s Museum (Aziz Pavlus Müzesi), as there is not an active congregation of people who meet in it regularly....
Elaiussa Sebaste

Elaiussa Sebaste

One of the more visited stops by locals on their way to and from the beaches of Kızkalesi (ancient Korykos) is Elaiussa Sebaste (from the Greek, Ελαιούσα Σεβαστή – Ελαιούσα means olive, and Σεβαστή means Augusta). The original city of Elaiussa sat on a small...
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,...