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The story begins here

Get on the ferryboat from Canakkaele to step on the path of our great grandfathers The story begins... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Ankara, Turkey
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Beautiful old buildings that have been restored and looked after for many generations. So... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Everything in turkish, not safe walking from ferry....15tl for just a resemblance of a former castle, steps inside not safe at all

Thank shotshapers
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Get on the ferryboat from Canakkaele to step on the path of our great grandfathers The story begins here You will see the the castle and wars effect starting from here Eat something by tge small harbour and then get in to your car to...More

Thank ekinthetekin
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful old buildings that have been restored and looked after for many generations. So interesting that these buildings have lasted so long and have rebelled so many invaders.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Right on the sea front and quite imposing. You drive through the narrow gate as you head south from the ferry. After viewing it from the ferry over from Canakkale it was good to see inside and how it could easily control the coming and...More

Thank rftu
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Built in 1462 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and used in the defence of the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. Has undergone restoration and looks fabulous from the outside. Unfortunately it has yet to be opened to the public for internal tours which the guard...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

A beautiful castle, but at the moment, not open for public. There is a small museum nearby, also in a former fortress, but only in Turkish and not that impressive...

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 25 June 2016

When walking and visiting these sites you feel very strange. All countries participated in the war lost so many soldiers. Very very young soldiers.

Thank 152cam
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Its nice to catch the ferry over and have a walk around. There are some signs but they are old and have faded. There is a really nice ice cream place next to the ferry though.

Thank Annie983
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It was built in 1461. Opposite of this castle, there is another castle named Cimenlik and was built in 1462. Both of them were responsible of protection of Istanbul. This castle was structured of union of three crescent (new moon)(look Ottoman flag). We couldn't visit...More

Thank tolgademirbilek
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Kilitbahir Castle can be visited during caankale tour ,car drive is fun here .and architecture is great

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