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Address: Cesme, Turkey
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The castle looms over the port area of Cesme and was much more impressive than I had expected. Didn't have time to visit the museums within the castle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The castle looms over the port area of Cesme and was much more impressive than I had expected. Didn't have time to visit the museums within the castle.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you want to rest from the hustle and bustle of shops in the pedestrian zone of Cesme, head for Cesme castle on the hill slope near the habour. It houses a small museum which consists of an archeological section (the best part being the one dedicated to amphoras) and one that is trying to explain (but doesn't succeed due... More 

Thank Carbo1960
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You can see the central square of the city and many restaurant in front of it.Very clean ,and you filling in a medieval atmosphere. There are taxis , money change and all the small market near it.

Thank 348sim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I did not have too much expectations for my visit to see this gem in Çeşme. I just went to see four corner Genoese castle turned to Ottoman castle. To my amazement It is well restored and well maintained. With two small museum inside. The Turkish Russian War museum (Battle of Chesma 1770), the ancient city of Erythrai Museum. There... More 

Thank wildturkeyIstanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I liked the castle very much as it is in top form. Nice historical texts describing the rich history of the place. You can walk along the fortifications all arround the castle. The rear part is quite high an the view of the harbour and golf are great.

Thank Navigatorix
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Visiting this castle is a good idea, there are several mini-museums with dedicated themes inside, as well as a garden and walls that offer a good view of the sea and town. Entrance from below (facing the sea) and be readynto climb some stairs. I would visit again in a cool day, towards the sunset hour.

Thank Mehm Y
Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you go to Alacati, I think going to Cesme Castle is a must! Very near, you can catch a dolmus from Alacati to Cesme. This Castle is just walking distance from Cesme bus station. Nice castle, with excellent view from the top! And off course, you can visit also the waterfront promenade, just in front of the castle.

Thank Andy K
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Stunning views, accurately restored castle hosting ancient coins, archaeological objects and a hall dedicated to the Russian-Ottoman war. Not to be missed, isThe highlight in Çesme!

Thank Corazón L
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Nice fortress for an hour or two. Steep but even steps all around and great views over the harbor. Small, well-done museums tucked away inside the fortress. There is a nice grassy area and a big shady palm in the central area. Yes, there are toilets inside. For the athletic, you can climb all the way up to the upper... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a massive structure built over the centuries which has recently and not artfully restored. It is a short but steep walk from the harbor and the town. There is a small and modest museum but the main attraction is the view from the wall. Picture perfect views of the harbor, the town and the greek island of Kios.

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