Castle in Amasra

Amasra Castle

A mixed Roman/Byzantine/Genoese effort, Amasra's citadel occupies the two districts straddling the promontory that commands access to the harbour: Boztepe and Zindan. Reached through three massive gateways from Küçü…
Castle in Rize

Rize Castle

Built by the Byzantines on the steep hill at the back of town, Rize's ancient kale (castle) has both a lower castle and the so-called inner castle above it. The latter, which may date to the 6th century AD, contains…