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I wandered off the beaten path to Anavarza Castle. It was built in the 1st century on a limestone massif 200-230m high and 1500m long.

The climb up is a well worn but unmarked trail, sometimes with stairs cut into the stone. When you get to the top you are rewarded with stunning views of the snowcapped mountains to the north and the ruins of the Anavarza acropolis below.

We had the whole site to explore by ourselves. The echos of our voices blended with goats and sheep from around the valley. Bring water and enjoy.

Learn Turkish: Kalesi means castle
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
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Looking down from Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
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Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Looking down from Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
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View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Stone Stairs up to the Ramparts Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
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Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Looking down from Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Lookout Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
View of the Northern Mountains Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
Anavarza Kalesi Ruins
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CJ

I have visited 71 and lived in 7 different countries. I speak English, Spanish, French, and Russian. I like to hike, ski, dive, eat, drink, and wander the wonders of the world.

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