"Babakale" Turkey by Tavakli

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About Babakale

Babakale is perhaps best known for its restored castle. It dates back to 1723 and was one of the last Ottoman castles of its era. Babakale lies at the most western point on the Turkish mainland.

The harbour is impressive and provides shelter for many fishing boats. Tourism is important here too and there are plenty of places to stay. The location of Babakale provides an excellent base from which to explore the rest of this beautiful coastline.

There is a good sandy beach at Babakale which provides safe bathing and is shallow for swimmers. Babakale used to be a pirates paradise and during the time of Sultan Ahmed III the castle was built to provide protection for the local people.

Whilst tourism provides a good income for many of the locals there is an economy in the growing of olives, knife making and shoe manufacturing.

Whether you are passing through or stopping over, Babakale is definately worth a visit and if you are feeling peckish you might try some freshly caught fish in one of the restaurants.

  • Last visit to Turkey: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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