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Kadifekale

Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #26 of 91 attractions in Izmir
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: This ancient fortress was strategically built in view of the harbor and city in the 4th century BC. Roman and Byzantine engravings can still be seen... more » Owner description: This ancient fortress was strategically built in view of the harbor and city in the 4th century BC. Roman and Byzantine engravings can still be seen on the remaining walls. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kadifekale was a bit of a disappointment . Very poorly kept with a huge amount of rubbish floating about . If it wasn't for the incredible view and some poorly signposted ruins it could be mistaken for the local rubbish dump.

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Heraklion, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A. Very nice views of Izmir & the port, but the site doesn't have much of archaeological interest aside from the cisterns, which you can't enter. B. I'm amazed how many folks say to "exercise extreme caution," etc, merely judging by the appearance of the folks they passed or saw. None of these reviews mentioned any actual problems encountered, merely... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great place to visit not too big but its interesting and has great views. Akso lovely resturants all around the area. Just explore also there is a frwat market downtown, however not too easy to find but just follow the people with fruit and u will find a very big market on the oposite side of the Mountain. Great place... More

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Chania Town, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nice place for a panoramic view of Izmir. You can enjoy some refreshments coffee etc. It is interesting to visit it

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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Besides the edifice itself which includes both 'up,' fortified walls, and 'down' cisterns and storerooms, the view from the top of the castle--of the sprawling city and the sun glistening in the Bay of Izmir is well worth your time and effort. Kurdish women clerk souvenir consession booths where you can purchase a vast array of items including sturdy woven... More

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Campinas, SP
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

In order to arrive in this place you need to go up in the middle of a very poor location (favela) but the place looks like abandoned.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The views form the fortress are incredible. We took the 33 bus to get here from the edge of Konak Sq. bus station. But the fortress area was intense (we went near prayer time on Friday) and my wife was dressed very modestly but still got some nasty looks. It was much more intense than anywhere else in Izmir.

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Merthyr Tydfil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I read the other reviews of this place and glad I came by taxi. It is approximately 2km from port uphill and gives a fantastic view of Izmir. This is a site of defensive walls going back to the time just after Alexander the Great but the present walls are medieval. Not much to see here, some market stalls where... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Take a taxi to the top and have the taxi driver wait for you other wise you will have to walk back down the hill in neighborhoods very off the beaten path. You can see the site in about 15 minutes. It has a great view of the entire city but other than that the site is not kept up... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have not been here but what I heard from people are "do not expect much from here". It is nice place at nights if look at it from a long distance.

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