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Kizkalesi intro.The name of the Mersin town of Kizkalesi derives from the castle that faces it from a small island offshore. In English, the castle is better known as Maiden's Castle, and is the highlight of a visit to the town. This coastal resort is nestled between the Taurus Mountains to the north and the Mediterranean to the south and east. To the west is the provincial capital of Mersin, less than 40 miles away. In the summer months, the population of this normally quiet town mushrooms with the arrival of European tourists, with such visitors serving as a relatively new contributor to the town's economy. Aside from the castle, the beaches are the main tourism draw, along with historical remains dating through the eras of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule. While it is possible for visitors to see the town on a daytrip from Mersin, an overnight stay in Kizkalesi hotels is recommended for those who want to enjoy its soft sands and heritage sites at a slower pace.