Akbaş Kalesi, Yalova Köyü, Eceabat, Çanakkale, Turkey 

The castle is located on the skirts of Uluflu Hill, west of Akbas Cemetery. It is the second narrowest point of the Dardanelles Strait. Strategic position is the greatest reason why the castle is built here because of the existence of water resources and the fact that it is a small port in the east.

The castle was built during the Byzantine Period (Emperor Justinianus). To the west of the castle is the mound where the ancient settlement of Sestos is located. The port in front of the castle, especially BC. In the 5th century the grain is an important point in the loading process. This castle was later given to the Ottomans.
Today, the castle stones have been used elsewhere at various times, the result is quite rundown. But nowadays some of the walls are still standing. Just east of the castle is an Islamic tekke. Akbaş Castle was registered as “Archaeological Site” by the Ministry of Culture on 14 November 1980

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