"Kilitbahir Fortress" Eceabat Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Directly across the Narrows of the Dardanelles lies the magnificent fortress of Kilitbahir, meaning the "Lock of the Sea". Like Cimenlik Castle at Canakkale, Kilitbahir was built by Sultan Mehmet II, the Conqueror, in 1452. The two fortresses guarded the Narrows from any fleet coming from Europe to assist Constantinople (Istanbul) then under siege by Mehmet. There's a small museum that exhibits rusty weapons, pocket watches, utensils, canteens, belt buckles etc that have been unearthed from the Gallipoli campaign nearby.

Open: 8am-noon & 1-7pm Tue-Sun. Admission: TL3.

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