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Castle of Simena

Merkez Demre (Kale), Demre (Kale), Turkey
+90 242 874 20 22
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Simena Castle - Kale

Amazing place , you can see the beautiful Kekova Island , the small Kale village. No cars there... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Chiorean N
via mobile
Good Byzantine castle

While it is a stiff walk up to the castle, it is worth it for the views.There is not a great deal... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Merkez Demre (Kale), Demre (Kale), Turkey
+90 242 874 20 22

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing place , you can see the beautiful Kekova Island , the small Kale village. No cars there , no polution. You can eat traditional turkish kitchen , and many kind of fish. Also you will see in Simena Castle the smallest theatre. Also lycians...More

Thank Chiorean N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

While it is a stiff walk up to the castle, it is worth it for the views.There is not a great deal of architectural interest within the castle itself, but it is still worth wandering around. Unusually, there is a fleur-de-lis tile in one of...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you have visit to Kekova , first thing you have to do is go up to castle. best timing is before sunset.

Thank Gokhan G G
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Never climbed up to the castle, but the views for a boat were magnificent. The castle is situated next to a number of pensions.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The climb to the castle and back down from it was steep but not the most strenuous. What will make it taxing is the intense summer heat on this tiny, dry little village. The entry fee is cheap and tickets are bought at the gate....More

Thank Aneesa P
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Staying in a pension just below the castle- lovely views from the top- well worth the climb and small fee if you go up during the day but although we had no money with us the guy still allowed us through!

Reviewed 31 July 2016

weather was perfect for this walk to the Castle. the view was spectacular. Ancient mosaics could be seen too

Thank anlasu
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Either coming by boat or land, this is a beautiful castle reached by an easy hike. The view up on the top is worth the effort.

Thank mesuthan
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Lycian them roman castle. not large but a great view of the village and sarcophagi. short but steep stair climb to the entrance past numerous shops and tea spots

Thank kcreek
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The island is so cute and the castle impressive for it's size. Enjoyed our visit. Nice restaurants nearby too.

Thank Julie-footprints
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