Koz Castle

Koz Castle
Altınözü, Hatay Province
Koz Castle
Coordinates 36°06′N 36°12′E / 36.1°N 36.2°E / 36.1; 36.2
Type Fortress
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built by Principality of Antioch
Materials Ashlar
Demolished Partly

Koz Castle (Turkish: Koz Kalesi), or Kürşat Castle is a castle in the Altınözü district of the Hatay Province of Turkey, built on a small hill where the Kuseyr Creek starts. It was built by the Principality of Antioch out of ashlar.[1] The castle used to have a gate to the north, but this gate no longer exists and the eastern side of the castle has been leveled, with some original barns left. Some bastions of the castle stand to this day.[2]


  1. Büyük Larousse, vol. 14, p. 7285, Milliyet Gazetesi Yayınları, "Kürşat kalesi"
  2. Koz Kalesi (Kürşat Kalesi), Governorate of Hatay, retrieved on 16 August 2014.

Coordinates: 36°06′14″N 36°11′34″E / 36.1039°N 36.1928°E / 36.1039; 36.1928

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