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“A highlight”
Review of Ayasoluk Castle

Ayasoluk Castle
Ranked #21 of 56 things to do in Selcuk
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This was breathtaking. A must see. Overlooking the valley, this is finely preserved. This was once one of the largest Christian churches in the world. St. Peter's Basilica surpassed it before this was torn apart. So much remains as to make the visit exciting and worthwhile. The only problem was lack of bathroom facilities. When I asked, the ticket lady just mumbled about going around the corner, which she meant literally. The gypsies then tried to demand money from us for 'going around the corner." Other than that, the visit was perfect.

Thank jazphan
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Beautiful view from the top. There are army people up there also on lookout duty and they were very helpful in telling me where to go. This town is amazing with all the history it has

Thank Kylee M
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

It's not a site, you can't go in, it's closed. You can still get up there. Some people in Selcuk will ask to take you there (they made a hole in the fence) and then ask for money afterwards..
You can go up there on your own, find the hole in the fence and go up.
If you have a good camera, It's good to get photos when you're up there but that's all.

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The citadel on the top of Ayasoluk Hill in the centre of Selcuk is currently closed to tourists, after a section of the battlements fell of some of them. This large fort was originally the Byzantine Fortress of John the Theologian. Below it is the Basilica of St John, which is also a noble ruin but which is supposed to contain the actual tomb of John, who wrote the Gospel.

2  Thank onero
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

The castle is still closed... but it has a nice view from outside...

Thank Splendered
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