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Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule Tumulus / Gözlükule Höyüğü

Gözlükule is a tumulus or mound that at one time was a thriving city at the crossroads of two of the main roads of the region, one following the coastline of the sea, and the other coming down from Anatolia through the Cilician Gates. It was a port city, and when...
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,...
Güdübeş Castle / Güdübeş Kalesi

Güdübeş Castle / Güdübeş Kalesi

Güdübeş (or Gudubes) Kalesi is a castle dating back to the middle ages. The crusaders built it, but not much else is known about its original purpose. It was later used as a prisoner holding area in the war between France and Turkey after World War I, being ideal for...
Tırmıl Ruins and Mound / Tırmıl Höyüğü

Tırmıl Ruins and Mound / Tırmıl Höyüğü

The Tırmıl Ruins can be found in the Tırmıl factory complex in the Akdeniz İlçe on the eastern side of Mersin. Surrounded by factories and warehouses, seeing the remains of this ancient structure peaking through the mound can be a bit surprising! These ruins are dated...