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Kizkalesi Beach

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Off the shore from this narrow strip of beach are the rounded towers of a castle fort, sitting in the middle of the ocean. This is the Maiden's Castle and the story goes that it's the home of a princess who destiny decreed would be bitten by a snake, so her father built her a castle in the sea to protect her. As is generally the case with destiny she couldn't escape her fate and was bitten by a snake who came over in a fruit basket... It makes for a lovely view, even at night when it's lit up.

This town has another castle on the shore, making it a two castle town, and an easy trip from the Roman ruins at Elaiussa-Sebaste and the Byzantine ones at Kanytelis.

Written by  Sarah Knighton.

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