A wooden walkway runs south along the old harbour walls from the Red Tower to the Tersane, the only Seljuk-built shipyard remaining in...
This old gate stands to attention at the beginning of the old district of Ehmedek.
Live music and decent beer are the draws at this slick, multistorey venue by the harbour. There's not too much about it that's...
Three generations of the friendly Öz family run this restaurant, uphill from the harbour. There are never less than 10 meze on at once –...
İskele Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Red Tower information
This five-storey octagonal defence tower, measuring nearly 30m in diameter, more than 30m in height and with a central cistern within for water storage, looms over the harbour at the lower end of İskele Caddesi. Constructed in 1226 by Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I (who also built Alanya Castle), it was the first structure erected after the Armenian-controlled town surrendered to the sultan, and is now symbolic of the city. It's worth visiting, not least for the interesting museum within.