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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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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

Thank bountar
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 Mert U
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

Thank LindaKatharina K
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to many places izmir but i must say this is my favourite. Sure it's not well looked after and its situated in an outskirt of the city, but it still has more than enough to offer to enjoy it; the gate,the cisterns,...More

Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Its an interesting, fairly steep walk through the labyrinth of alley ways of beautiful colourful historical homes from Basmane at the base of the hill up to Kadifekale. The view from the castle area is fantastic and you can find women from regional areas selling...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

You have a great view of Izmir from the castle. The castle looks really old, and there is not much to see, but it is amazing to think that Alexander the Great built it.

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is very good view when you look at Izmir from the top. It is better than old time now. You have to visit when you arrive Izmir

Thank Orhan A
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I use to take tours of people who newly arrived Izmir up to the top of the hill to review this place. Best view of Izmir you're going to get!

1  Thank Ndlaokc O
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