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Ayasoluk Castle

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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Definitely worth a visit, this castle has several names.

We were not going to visit here as we were short of days for visiting and chose to visit the Castle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkCal
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komen
Beautifully-restored castle

It is a short walk up the hill from the city centre, and then you pass through the interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Robbin C
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Toronto
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Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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"john's basilica"
in 8 reviews
"st john"
in 6 reviews
"short walk up the hill"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"cistern"
in 12 reviews
"hike"
in 5 reviews
"ruins"
in 12 reviews
"fertile"
in 3 reviews
"splendor"
in 2 reviews
"bible"
in 2 reviews
"mountains"
in 2 reviews
"ephesus"
in 7 reviews
"artemis"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not going to visit here as we were short of days for visiting and chose to visit the Castle in Kusadasi instead after following advice from the Travel Rep. So we went here on our second to last day and left early to...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is a short walk up the hill from the city centre, and then you pass through the interesting ruins of St. John's Basilica to get to the castle proper. The walls have been lovingly restored, and it is a nice landmark above the city....More

1  Thank Robbin C
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

From Artemis Temple it is a short distance to the Church of St John and then an easy walk to Ayasoluk Castle. I don't know about other people, but I'm always drawn to castles and I love walking in and around them. There's always a...More

2  Thank Dirk W
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This old castle built by Old Roman and taken by John the apostle to wrote the bible, however new emerged of Aydin Emirates capture the castle and replace the function into military barracks, houses, and hamami. According to Mr. Abdullah who guide us, approximately 400-500...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

One of the very typical castles that you can see throughout entire country. Has great location and nice view of the fertile lands below. If you have a spare time Efesus , make your way up here too.

Thank Salih Ç
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the Temple of Artemis for few minutes and had a chance to look for this castle from far. It is at the top of the mountain with Turkey flag.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This castle is wonderful and huge but make sure to have lots of energy to walk all the way up and if you go in summer don't do it after noon, otherwise you might feel exhausted since the sun is all over your face the...More

1  Thank berenice r
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Ayasuluk or Selcuk Castle is amazing architecture. The castle is located ob Ayasuluk hill. Inside the castle, there are ruin house, ruin mosque, a church and several cisterns. You climb 10 minutes walk to the castle. You need comfortable shoes and its open till 6...More

1  Thank adnanmordeniz
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stunning views over selcuk. This castle is being bought back from a ruin to something like it's past splendour. It's a good hike to the inner grounds and can be a little tricky, so be careful. There's no charge as it's part of the fee...More

Thank Gussy1dog
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's really interesting place. You need to walk to come 10 or 15 minutes but it is worthed. There is also nice view.

Thank Ales P
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