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.
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.
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
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
I decided to venture out to see this on my first day in Izmir. I went to Konak bus station and then got bus 33 to Kadifekale. I got off at the end of the line and it was pretty scary. (Granted you could get off earlier by the polis and walk) Anyways, I got off at the end and... More
Sunday afternoon at Kadifekale! All the senses are awakened. If you leave yourself, you will experience something unique. If you never came in contact with the balkan gypsies, you may be scared, feel threatened, or whatever. But if you have a previous experience, you know that these people, these kids running, playing soccer, these ladies baking bread are people that... More
In late May, 2012, our party of four, including myself, Robert L. Chapman, of La Jolla, California USA, booked a one day private tour off of our Cruise ship, Seabourn, Quest, of Izmir and surrounding areas with Celsus Travel. We were greeted by a private luxury SUV and a absolutely terrific tour guide, the above Mehmet Cibikci. We can not... More
You may find it very interesting,colored people-generally gypsies- all around,smell of mussel and rice cooking at every house for the street sellers -2 TL or less than 1 Euro for 30 of them in a pack-and try !!!!!!!!,,western half of the surrounding 1-2 flat houses are cleared away for the sake of a forest park which is in the beginning... More
I was in there with my group of friends.. We watched sunset from there and it has the best wiew of Izmir top of it.. Sunset is amazing but be careful when you go dont be there at late of night..
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