This is Maiden’s Castle, or Deniz kalesi, which is on an island in the Mediterranean just off the Turquoise Coast in the Mersin Province of Turkey. My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to camp here during our trip through Europe and the Middle East. It was surreal waking up to this view.
According to Wiki, the castle was probably built by Alexios I Komnenos of the Byzantine Empire after the First Crusade. It was rebuilt or repaired during the reign of Leo I of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia in 1199.
Can’t remember why we didn’t visit the castle, or if it was even open to tours. Anyone been there?
I have to say the Turquoise Coast was one of the highlights of our trip. Incredibly beautiful.
Great weekend, everyone.