|İzmir Province, Turkey|
Çaşme Castle from the west
|Coordinates||38°19′25″N 26°18′13″E / 38.3236°N 26.3036°ECoordinates: 38°19′25″N 26°18′13″E / 38.3236°N 26.3036°E|
|Condition||Main room still standing.|
|Built by||Ottoman Empire|
The castle is located in Çeşme, an ilçe (district) of İzmir Province at 38°19′25″N 26°18′13″E / 38.3236°N 26.3036°E. Its distance to İzmir is 35 kilometres (22 mi). Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Paşa Monument is in front of the castle and Çeşme Museum is a situated in the castle.
During the Growth of the Ottoman Empire, Çeşme was attacked twice by the Venetians in 1472 and in 1501. The castle was built as a precaution against further attacks. It was built in 1508 during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Bayezit II. Its commissioner was Mir Haydar, the governor of Aidin Vilayet. It was originally a seaside castle. But because of the alluvial deposits it is now slightly inland.
Castle and the activities
- Distance list (Turkish)
- Ministry of Culture Çaşme branch
- Suvyapı page (Turkish)
- Turkish info (Turkish)