- Ayasuluk Hill
Lonely Planet review for Citadel
Ayasuluk Hill offers fine views of the sites surrounding the Basilica of St John. The hilltop citadel to the north was constructed by the Byzantines in the 6th century, rebuilt by the Seljuks and restored in modern times. There is a Seljuk mosque and a ruined church inside but the citadel remains closed since part of the wall collapsed. Restoration work is under way and it should eventually reopen, though lack of funding appears to be holding it up currently.
As at Ephesus, you may be approached to buy 'ancient' coins, which despite their grimy appearance are modern.