Pigeon Island Castle
Pigeon Island Castle, also known as Güvercinada Castle in Turkish, is a small fortress located on a tiny island just off the coast of Kuşadası in Turkey. The castle was originally built by the Byzantines in the 6th century AD to protect the harbor and the city against pirates.
Throughout history, the castle changed hands several times and underwent many renovations and expansions. During the Ottoman period, it was used as a prison and a watchtower, and in the 19th century, it was converted into a lighthouse.
Today, Pigeon Island Castle is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can explore the castle and its surroundings. The castle is accessible by a causeway, and visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the sea and Kuşadası. The island is also a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing, and there are several cafes and restaurants nearby where visitors can enjoy a meal or a drink with a view of the castle.