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  • 33740 Erdemli/Mersin

  • Mersin
  • 5 ay önce gönderildi

It is in Kızkalesi town connected to Erdemli district of Mersin, and 25 km east of Silifke. Town which also has a beautiful beach, gets its name from offshore the magnificent castle. Ancient city of Corycus reigned in this land, accepted the sovereignty of Rome in 72 B.C. It was a major port city in the Roman and Byzantine periods. Maiden’s Towers located on an island 200 meters from the shore was built in the 12th century to protect the city. The other castle in the shore is Corycus Castle, built in the same period as Maiden’s Castle.

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