Alanya Castle

There’s a castle overlooking the sea in Alanya, which we toured on Saturday. Our guide talked a lot about religion and cisterns, but not so much about the history of the castle. After a bit of investigation, I’ve learned that the castle was built in the 13th century on the remnants of Byzantine and Roman fortresses.

We had a very fun time climbing around the castle, despite the 95 degree temperatures and lack of breeze. The views of the city and the sea were gorgeous, and I was sure to take many pictures of the group and the scenery.

Hole in castle wall
Alanya castle
Walking near Alanya castle
View from top of Alanya castle
Overlooking the sea
View from castle
Cleopatra beach
Group shot


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