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İskele is the community in Turkey, located some 10 km to the north-west from Thospia. The capital city Ankara is in 1,190 km to the west. The population is about 120 people in accordance with the 2008 census. People mostly visit İskele to see its castles.

It is served by Van (IATA: VAN) airport, which is 10 km away.

Interesting places in it

1. Van Fortress
The Fortress of Van (Armenian: Վանի Բերդ, also known as Van Citadel, Turkish: Van Kalesi or Kurdish: Kela Wanê‎ ) is a massive stone fortification built by the ancient kingdom of Urartu during the 9th to 7th centuries BC, and is the largest example of its kind. It overlooks the ruins of Tushpa the ancient Urartian capital during the 9th century which was centered upon the steep-sided bluff where the fortress now sits. A number of similar fortifications were built throughout the Urartian kin…

2. Tushpa
Tushpa (Armenian: Տոսպ Tosp, Assyrian: Turuspa, Turkish: Tuşpa) was the 9th-century BC capital of Urartu, later becoming known as Van which is derived from Biainili the native name of Urartu. The ancient ruins are located just west of Van and east of Lake Van in the Van Province of Turkey. In 2016 it was inscribed in the Tentative list of World Heritage Sites in Turkey.

If you have already seen İskele, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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İskele tourist attractions and interesting places

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Varagavank (Հայերեն. Վարագավանք Varagavank, meaning Monastery of Var

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Van Fortress

The Fortress of Van (Armenian: Վանի Բերդ, also known as Van Citadel

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Hotels in İskele

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Elite World Van Hotel

starting $71

DoubleTree by Hilton Van

starting $50

The Crater Hotel

starting $47

Grand Cenas Hotel

starting $59

Hotel Bozoogullari

starting $32

Hotel Izgi Turhan

starting $29

4Guest Hotel

starting $37

Mesopotamia Hotel

starting $30

Flight tickets to İskele

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