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Address: | Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey

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Grand looking building from exterior, pity that's currently closed for restoration

When I heard that there was a castle in Kusadasi on what is known as Pigeon Island, I determined to visit it. Unfortunately it is currently closed for restoration. What we saw of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When I heard that there was a castle in Kusadasi on what is known as Pigeon Island, I determined to visit it. Unfortunately it is currently closed for restoration. What we saw of the exterior of the castle was pretty impressive so if the inner buildings are restored to a similar standard then this building will be well worth visiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

in a lovely location but I have been to far bigger and better for a fraction of the price, I wouldn't waste the time or money on this one I'm afraid

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The castle is about 10 minutes walk from Kusadasi town centre and port. It was unfortunately closed due to restoration work when we visited but there are some great views to be had from outside the castle which is on an 'island' and accessed via a stone pier. It is in a romantic setting as witnessed by a few local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Güvercin ada kalesi-Pigeon island Castle, one of the seals of great Ottoman admiral Barbarossa built by him in 1534 AD, is located in the gulf of Kusadasi to protect the town. Barbarossa, who was the founder of Ottoman navy & fleet and the great admiral of Ottoman mariners, known as Hayreddin Pasha as the founder of Ottoman maritime in 16th... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Unfortunately the castle is currently close to entrance so we were able only to walk around it and appreciate the beautiful Kusadassi from the sea side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

According to locals you could not access the castle when we visited in January 2015. Make sure you go to the Basilica of St John, just down the road in Selcuk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is interesting place and one of the best point for take photo of Kusadasi. You should see this small castle when you went to Kusadasi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you will travel to Kusadasi town, you should visit that place. It is really so nice. You can have good photos in this small castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went to Ephesus from Kusadasi and after Ephesus we visited this castle. There is really so nice view to Kusadasi City. I highly recommend visit this castle for perfect photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Short walk from the port about 5 minutes, the door was closed so we made a tour around the island, the view from the island was very good. But all around was dirty as usual in Turkey.

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