Museum sights in Çeşme
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The Genoese fortress, whose dramatic walls dominate the town centre, was built in the 16th century and repaired by Sultan Beyazıt, son of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror (Mehmet Fatih), to defend the coast from attack by pirates. Later the Knights of St John of Jerusalem based on Rhodes also made use of it. The battlements offer excellent views of Çeşme but otherwise the interior is disappointingly empty. The one exception is the north tower, which houses the Çeşme Museum (Çeşme Müzesi), displaying some archaeological finds from nearby Erythrae.
Housed in the castle's Umur Bey tower, this museum displays archaeological finds from nearby Erythrae.