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  • Excellent26%
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10 Nov 2017
“Different !”
5 weeks ago
“I don't think it is safe.”
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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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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The fortress is from the 4th century B.C. and not much left there. The neighborhood doesn't seem safe. We walked and left quickly. Everywhere was filled with broken glasses. There was an old men at the info desk who is Kurdish and hardly speak Turkish....More

1  Thank Star L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This area has a better view of the city center but I don't advise anyone to visit this area alone or during the nights. At all costs visit this area with a local guide and avoid all-night visits.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Best avoided unless you want to look over Izmir from the top. The view is very good, but that's the only good bit. Its a long walk or a taxi ride, and its not worth it either way. Full of broken glass and dodgy looking...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This part of Izmir is a little older but interesting. The journey to get there is really interesting. You can see how the other half live. People are friendly. Kadifekale is worth a visit for History Buffs . The views are pretty amazing from there....More

Thank mags13692
Reviewed 4 October 2017

never go! it's too dangerous! no security , not safe. i was walking alone that two guys tried to rob me! it was so scary. i ran to a restaurant and tried to call a taxi, they were waiting outside and was trying to convince...More

5  Thank mona b
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The castle is historical and view is great. There are old houses inside. Hope it will b clean. 3 rd place in izmir to visit

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The view is not that great, but I guess it is a good spot to take pictures of the Atatürk sculpture, if the sky is clear. However the "castle" was very disappointing. It is barely better than a wall and some stairs. The area doesn't...More

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

it's well worth making the hike up to kadifekale as not only do you get to walk through some interesting neighbourhoods, but the views over the city and bay once you get there are stunning. there isn't much left of the castle itself, but the...More

1  Thank tuhpeegee
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Do you want to see İzmir bay and almost whole city ? If yes, this is the best place to do it. The castle is believed to be constructed by one of the commanders of Alexander after Alexander had a dream when he was taking...More

2  Thank MertU25
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Highlight of Izmir! Climbing up the stairs of this district which has the same name as the castle with it's charming favela atmosphere was one of our best travel experiences so far. It's many stairs and the colourful houses create a great spirit which passes...More

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