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Wow a castle, amphitheater, and colonnaded street all in one

Ok, much of it is in ruin but still an impressive and free site to visit only 19 Km from the... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2015
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
From The Romans ... again

On the way to reach Osmaniye city to enjoy fresh Salgam, we stopped in historical site Kastabala... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2015
Lanni_12
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Nov 29, 2015
“Wow a castle, amphitheater, and colonnaded street all in one”
Nov 20, 2015
“From The Romans ... again”
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Between 52 B.C. and 17 B.C. this Cilician town became the center of an independent principality under Tarcondimotus I. Rome (under Augustus) then restored its influence by making Tarcondimotus II, the new king, Governor of Cilicia in Anazarbus.
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Here is hidden paradise in Anatolia. It is waiting to be discovered with castle, antic theater, colonnaded street and they are well-preserved. In there continues the work of archaeologists. You can come here by car, or tourist buses and entrance is free. But note that...More

5  Thank Ercan D
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

This may not be a five star location but it's definitely worth a look. Take a look at a location that has hardly been excavated and envision what it used to look like, or what it might look like someday. The ruins are from the...More

1  Thank suekansas1
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Reviewed November 29, 2015

Ok, much of it is in ruin but still an impressive and free site to visit only 19 Km from the Karatepe National Park and its Hittite city ruins. You can either admire the castle on the hill or as a number of people did...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2015

On the way to reach Osmaniye city to enjoy fresh Salgam, we stopped in historical site Kastabala. Located not that far away from the city. Ruins of possible old Roman city but a bit lack of maintenance. We climbed to the castle and enjoyed beautiful...More

1  Thank Lanni_12
Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are on the way to Karatepe or returning from there make sure to stop at Kastabala Hierapolis. Entrance is free, or at least we were not charged, and given a leaflet about the site by the custodian. The site is not enclosed and...More

1  Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed May 13, 2015

I visited Kastabala on the same day as I visited Karatepe. They are only 10 kilometers apart. Even though only a small portion of the site has been excavated, what is there gives you a good idea of what this Roman city looked like. You...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

It is good idea to combine the visit of this place with Hittits Karatepe (which is 10 km north).The working hours is everyday 9-17,entrance fee 5 liras. But the area is not bounded, so you can visit it till sunset freely. Very impresive place which...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2014

This may not be a five star location but it's definitely worth a look. Take a look at a location that has hardly been excavated and envision what it used to look like, or what it might look like someday. The ruins are from the...More

1  Thank suekansas1
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Although a small percentage has been unearthed, you can estimate the former beauty of this city. Cruisaders have used a lot of the ancient stones to build an eagle-nest like castle above the city.

1  Thank Cocobar
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Here is hidden paradise in Anatolia. It is waiting to be discovered with castle, antic theater, colonnaded street and they are well-preserved. In there continues the work of archaeologists. You can come here by car, or tourist buses and entrance is free. But note that...More

5  Thank Ercan D
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