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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...
Mersin’s City Forest / Mersin Şehir Ormanı

Mersin’s City Forest / Mersin Şehir Ormanı

If you’re in Mersin and looking for a quick getaway to some cooler temperatures, some great views of the city, and some trail hiking, head up to the City Forest (Şehir Ormanı) north of the city. The forest is situated on a “yayla,” or plateau, above...