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Jewish Synagogue Heritage Tour From Izmir
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This ancient fortress was strategically built in view of the harbor and city in the 4th century BC. Roman and Byzantine engravings can still be seen on the remaining walls.
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  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“castle” (13 reviews)
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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Well, actually we were searching another place, that one which has anciet lift and panoramic view too. So we just walked in town and desided to go upward. In theese scary "favelas'. It was a sunny day and btw wednessday or something, so there were...More

2  Thank Илья К
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is not a lot left of these ruins but they are still worth a visit. There is great views of the city and if you are there on a clear day you can see for miles. Watch out for the sheep being slaughtered on...More

2  Thank Leeanne G
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

It WS had enough to find directions to the site but worst of all there are no actual workers in there as it is a free site. Being swamped by begging children and no general information readily available ...disappointing. Its also in a shocking neigbourhood...More

1  Thank Nomeian
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

From all over Izmir you can see the castle standing proudly on top of the hill, and so you get excited about seeing what one would expect is a grand spectacle. The trip up is an adventure, we caught a bus from the Konak station,...More

Thank Isaac V
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

A. Very nice views of Izmir & the port, but the site doesn't have much of archaeological interest aside from the cisterns, which you can't enter. B. I'm amazed how many folks say to "exercise extreme caution," etc, merely judging by the appearance of the...More

3  Thank huzzam
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit not too big but its interesting and has great views. Akso lovely resturants all around the area. Just explore also there is a frwat market downtown, however not too easy to find but just follow the people with fruit and u...More

Thank Tanya P
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nice place for a panoramic view of Izmir. You can enjoy some refreshments coffee etc. It is interesting to visit it

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Besides the edifice itself which includes both 'up,' fortified walls, and 'down' cisterns and storerooms, the view from the top of the castle--of the sprawling city and the sun glistening in the Bay of Izmir is well worth your time and effort. Kurdish women clerk...More

1  Thank rdyoung68
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

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.

1  Thank EveraldoPerez
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

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...More

3  Thank oleadam
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