Located in Kilitbahir village of Eceabat district of the city Çanakkale, Kilitbahir Castle was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prevent Crusader Navy to help Byzantine Empire during the siege for Constantinople (as known as İstanbul today).
The castle consists of a triangular, 7-storey tower in the yard, the inner and the outer city walls.
The height of the outer city walls is 4 meters, secondary outer castle is 18 meters high and inner castle is 30 meter high.
Kiltbahir Castle, where the thickness of the wall is between 4-6 meters, played a crucial role in Dardanelles Battle as well.
Registered as “Cultural Heritage to be Protected” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the castle has been restored in 2017 and now it has a more better outer view.
The ones who will come from İstanbul direction and go to Gallipoli Peninsula can also visit Kilitbahir after Eceabat district and see the castle. From the city center of Çanakkale, transportation is easier: you can use the Kilitbahir Ferryboat.