The name Kaleici means “Inside the Kale” or “Inner Kale” (Kale itself means castle or fortress).

Until modern times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish Republican Eras. The Kaleici area is located in the centre-eastern portion of the city along the Mediterranean coast fronted by the yacht harbour that dates to the Roman Era.

There are a large number of mosques , churches , madrasahs , masjids , hans and hamams in Kaleici, the harbor which the city walls enclose is the oldest part of the city.

In Kaleici;  Yivli Minaret,  Kesik Minaret,  Hadrian ‘s Gate,  Hıdırlık Tower,  Kaleici Museum,  Iskele Mosque,  Old Harbor,  and historic houses are to be found…
In Kaleici; there is traditional Turkish architecture which strives for harmony with the nature…
Kaleici; the historical center of the city; now restored as the touristic centre of the city with its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping…
Kaleici retains much of its historical character and the restoration won the Golden Apple Prize; the Oscar of tourism…

For more photos about Kaleiçi; pls visit my specail blog   Kaleici 360Panoramas & Photos

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