Cesme Castle
Cesme Castle
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Giuliana C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
If you are an international student don't even try to explain Erasmus to the emplyes at the ticket office. They don't understand English but even wity a Turkish speaker they will waste 1 full hour of your day only to be unable to produce a museum card for you and won't even be sorry to ask you to pay full price after all. We didn't visit the castle because of it although we come from earthquake zone AND it was my birthday.
Written April 2, 2023
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nora1223
Vallejo, CA143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Çesme Castle is a really nice place to visit. This castle stood out right from the entrance into town next to the harbor. Just pay 15TL and you get to see the castle, artifacts and amazing views from the top.
Really nice
Written May 23, 2019
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San I
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
This is a nice little castle in Cesme, with accurate historical information and neatly kept. It's clean and tidy; most people go to Cesme for the sea and the small Mediterranean town experience, but this is a little extra for those interested in history. Don't listen to the guy below who says 'faking history'; he knows nothing of history. "Eastern Roman" means "Byzantine", and the Byzantine Empire was known as the "Eastern Roman Empire", not the "Greek Empire" or whatever else he expects it to be labeled. I don't even understand why people with such vicious perceptions ("their petty propaganda purposes") go to these places. It's a small Turkish Aegean village where the people are nice and simple, what "propaganda" do you think they're up to? They were nice and courteous and I think it's just a shame that people project their own political tendencies and cruel intentions on the local population.
Written November 25, 2013
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erijon
East Aegean1,914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
Cesme's castle is charming (despite the steps).
Beautiful view of town and Chios Island. Clean and well-preserved.
Unfortunately not many people speak English in Cesme.
Written November 4, 2011
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Halil B
Cesme, Türkiye32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
Most popular historical place in Cesme. Near Marina. You can see Chios island-Greece from castle.
Written November 2, 2011
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Claire
Windsor, Canada362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
If you're in Cesme, the castle is well worth a quick visit. It breathes history, just like many other monuments in Turkey. Be prepared to climb steps and enjoy the view from the top.
Written December 26, 2020
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Bolatito
London, UK41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
This castle is absolutely magnificent, it’s got a bit of a climb to it that then graces you with stunning views of the harbour. There’s a small museum inside as well that gives an insight in life in Turkey through the centuries . A good reminder of the great empire it once was. Also you get an overview of the fantastic naval force the country once had. Totally worth the visit , I would get a guide before going in though as there were no English guides with the ticket (only Turkish ) .
Written September 10, 2019
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Gunay F
Cesme, Türkiye137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The castle’s museum is not very reach to be honest. But the castle itself is grande and a good example of Ottoman architecture. It is almost on the top when you go higher and has fantastic view to the marina.
Written August 16, 2019
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Jan D
Stamford Bridge, UK246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I came in holiday here with my husband and son who have been here before, and my sons girlfriend and her mother who have never been to Turkey before. They were very impressed with the castle and the museum and the lovely views from the top. We’ll definitely come again!
Written October 21, 2018
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Delapsusresurgam
Chester, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
This beautiful Ottoman castle is well worth a visit, full of interesting courtyards and nooks and crannies. From the top there is spectacular 360 degree view of the town and out to the Aegean sea. It is well preserved with two large courtyards one of which contains many interestingly carved tombstones.
One can imagine the soldiers looking out for the approaching enemy vessels, and the activities that ensued. There are a lot of steps to climb which in the very high temperatures can be energy sappers, so it is nice to take a rest in one of the nooks and have a quick swig of water. The museums contained in the castle are interesting, I was particularly impressed by a piece of gold diadem, which looked as if it could have been made yesterday.
Written August 6, 2014
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