Kadifekale Tours

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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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Address: Kadifekale, Izmir, Turkey
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Small-Group Half Day Sightseeing Tour from Izmir

Uncover the mysteries of ancient cities and castles during a half-day guided sightseeing tour in Izmir. With your local guide explore the remnants of Alexander the Great’s castle, admire ancient Agora and spend time at the Ethnographic and Archaeological museums.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Jewish Synagogue Heritage Tour From Izmir

Get to know the Jewish heritage of Turkey on this guided culture and history-themed small group day tour from Izmir. Visit Kadifekale Castle, Asansor, Beth Israel Synagogue, Dario Moreno Street and House-Havra Street with the flexibility to set your own itinerary and schedule. Explore the streets of Izmir on foot, learning about the rich Jewish history of this ancient area along the way.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$253.38 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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