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Alanya Kalesi (Castle)

Alanya, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Alanya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Bergen, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was really impressive, we hiked all the way to the top, because along the way there were nice things to see, we went through narrow streets of th village, and the view was spectacular. However, since we tried to avoid daytime heat, we went there about 7 pm and the top castle was closed, but it was our fault... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a fun and interesting trip to see the ruins of the castle and learn some of the history. The views are stunning but it was very hot so please take water and sun hats as well as plenty of sun cream.

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Essex
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The castle was well worth a visit but unfortunately our English speaking guide could not speak English very well. From where we were staying We could see the castle from both sides of the mountainous ridge that it is on. The views of the harbour were great so we decided to explore that the next day. There were plenty of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful view, well worth visiting if you are in Alanya. A place to relax in and take some decent photos (Entry 10TL per person) If you are not a fan of walking (up a massive hill), you might consider taking a taxi for 10TL

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Kosice, Slovakia
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want to see something very historical , then you might be disappointed from it . Best thing on the castle is the view from it . you can see seaside (beach) from both sides to distance of 20-30 km and mountains in background. If you want to enjoy it, use legs and go to castle on your own... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Views from the castle extend along the whole coastline. Interesting to see round and we also visited a local mosque and Cleopatras house. Definately a must do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The best thing is to take a taxi upstairs as it is usually boiling hot. If you are from Alanya for 50 TL the taxi driver will wait for you and take you to your hotel. There is a stunning view from the castle but you will see no more as there are mostly ruins and parts of the defensive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

we were very excited to go into the castle, the fees is 15 lira per person. We had to take a taxi up and back down as it is too much to walk or you can catch a bus. Inside the castle was okay, nothing special in there. We were actually quiet bored there, there is about 2/3 parts of... More

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Took a bus from the bottom and arrived well at the top after 10 minutes. Stunning view from outside the castle, so we decided to pay the 15 TL per person to get inside. No doubt the view is even more fantastic from here, but walking through the little area took us about 15 minutes inclusive all the photos, so... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We took a bus up there to the castle. The view from the castle is simply amazing! There is also an ancient Byzantine church inside the ruined walls. Otherwise there's not a lot of see, besides the amazing view and ruins. The atmosphere up there is really dreamy and just perfect. On the way up you can also buy pretty... More

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