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  Ortahisar Castle
by Paul2001

The first day tour I took while in Goreme finished off at Ortahisar Castle. This is a volcanic rock outcrop that towers over the small town of Uchisar and the surrounding valleys. The castle is saturated with tunnels and caverns. Apparently these where used by the Byzantines as a means of defense many centuries ago. The views from the summit are quite stunning and I recommend that you make the effort to climb up. It is not an easy climb however and I would suggest that you not bother if you do not like heights.
If you do not visit the site on a tour as I did, then I will advise you that it cost $2.00 to enter the castle and that it is open from 8am to sunset daily.

Directions: Ortahisar is 3km southwest of Goreme

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 21, 2004
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