Rize Castle

Castle in Rize

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 a cafe with sweeping coastal views. To reach the castle, head west of the main square along Atatürk Caddesi and turn left up Kale Sokak; a taxi should cost about ₺10.