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A free entry to this castle was wonderful and it was open even after sunset

Having reached kusadasi in the evening,around 5:30PM, we though we had some time on our hands to... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
devanand s
Bengaluru, India

One of the most noticeable buildings in Kuşadası, worth going having a look if you’re in the area... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Gill B
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

5  Thank kuletgin
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

Situated at the end of a short pier, only 5 to 10 minutes walk from the town centre, the castle gives you an attractive view of the harbour area. A little bit of hassle as you walk along from locals trying to sell you a...More

5  Thank AlanEDavison
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was defensive in nature and later on became a place for the future travelers to the middle east to move one too! Defense was an important part of any city and Kusadasi was no different!

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has free entry so after a bit of a walk , was nice to see a cafe. Walk round the castle walls and there are some fantastic views and photographic opportunities. Very quiet as end of season .

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Having reached kusadasi in the evening,around 5:30PM, we though we had some time on our hands to move around kusadasi and a get a good feel of this beautiful seaside town. The sunsets here around 7:00PM. So we walked around the harbour and reached the...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the most noticeable buildings in Kuşadası, worth going having a look if you’re in the area. Will go again next year

Thank Gill B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Took a walk to the castle after lunch. Its worth a look only takes about half an hour to walk around, there's a whale skeleton inside the castle it's self and some caged pigeons, hense the name pigeon island and peacock's that have seen better...More

Thank Steve263Wales
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Very interesting museum. Well worth a visit. Very good views. Glad I was able to see the whale this time.

Thank GILLC1970
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Whilst this has been heavily refurbished and lacks a certain historic charm, it is still a lovely place to walk around in the sun or of an evening. the fact it is free is also a bonus. well worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit, despite visiting and living in Kusadasi. Walked around the deck area only due to access inside being difficult for us. Lovely vista of Kusadasi from a new perspective. Lots of day cruise ships in dock. Nice cafe area at end of walkway....More

Thank teddymybear
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

this is a lovely place to visit go and see u will love this area plenty to do in this beautiful town lots if shops and bars to

Thank Sonya S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I love the castle , is very nice point to visit , and you can find more , the castle is amazing and in the same time very good view . Lovely place

Thank 318liviuf
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from davido932 | Reviewed this property |
It's open daily, certainly in the summer, and is open until about 8.oopm or later in June, July and August if my memory serves me.
January 26, 2016|
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Response from L0rraineandTrev | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on the reopening.We visited end of September and did not look likely to be soon. You could walk along the concrete path to it but that was it. With regards to cost when I originally looked at location for a holiday... More
June 2, 2015|
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Response from J150505 | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the port to the castle. You can see the castle from the port.