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  • Address: Kadifekale, Izmir, Turkey
Kadifekale, also known as the Velvet Castle, presides over the town from its vantage point on top of a hill of the same name. Built by General Lysimachos, a successor of Alexander the Great, Kadifekale appears to have acted as both a castle and a fort, giving clear views over much of the city and across to the Gulf of Izmir.

Restoration work is underway, but travelers can see the castle gate, Roman cisterns, watch tower and some castle walls upon visiting. The views from the castle ramparts are not to be missed.

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Beware of the hawkers that frequent the castle.

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Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Izmir, null

Izmir Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the magic of Izmir on an introductory half-day tour that covers all the highlights. Wander through the ancient Agora, marvel at the ruins of Alexander ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Jewish Synagogue Heritage Tour From Izmir, Izmir, Bus & Minivan Tours

Jewish Synagogue Heritage Tour From Izmir

A guided cultural and theme tour of Jewish heritages day tour of Kadifekale Castle, Asansor, Beth Israel Synagogue, Dario Moreno Street, House-Havra Street.

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.54

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