Kite Castle

Kite Castle

Kite Castle, locally known as Kite Kalesi, lies next to the village of Ürünlü, in the province of Bursa in Turkey.

The village of Ürünlü was formerly known as Kite or Kete. It is said to have been founded by Greeks who fled from their home city in the Peloponnese when it was conquered by the Romans. It used to be an important town but has shrunk to the small village it is today. Around 1307 it passed into the hands of the Ottomans.

Nothing is known about the history of Kite Castle other than that it dates back to reign of the Roman or Byzantine Empire. It was built on a flat plain which makes it rather unique in the area.

The castle had a somewhat rectangular ground plan. What remains today are 3 stretches of curtain walls which are heavily overgrown. Underneath the undergrowth there are said to be foundations of several rectangular corner towers.

At present the site of Kite Castle can freely be visited. The site however is used for agricultural purposes. Not a very interesting ruin.


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Kite Castle

Kite Castle

Kite Castle, locally known as Kite Kalesi, lies next to the village of Ürünlü, in the province of Bursa in Turkey.

The village of Ürünlü was formerly known as Kite or Kete. It is said to have been founded by Greeks who fled from their home city in the Peloponnese when it was conquered by the Romans. It used to be an important town but has shrunk to the small village it is today. Around 1307 it passed into the hands of the Ottomans.

Nothing is known about the history of Kite Castle other than that it dates back to reign of the Roman or Byzantine Empire. It was built on a flat plain which makes it rather unique in the area.

The castle had a somewhat rectangular ground plan. What remains today are 3 stretches of curtain walls which are heavily overgrown. Underneath the undergrowth there are said to be foundations of several rectangular corner towers.

At present the site of Kite Castle can freely be visited. The site however is used for agricultural purposes. Not a very interesting ruin.


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