Izmir Kadifekale Castle - built during reign of Alexander the Great

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  • No wheelchair access

Kadifekale (literally "the velvet castle" in Turkish) built during the reign of Alexander the Great is located on one of the highest points of the city, Pagos Hill. This affords a bird’s eye overview of all of Izmir, the Ancient Agora and the shoreline only 2 km away.

The ancient history of the area of Kadifekale (Old Smyrna area) is verified by the findings of pottery dating back from l,000 BC onwards. The castle, plus it’s five towers and walls, is an interesting location to see while in Izmir.