On the way to Antakya, drive about 40 minutes east from Adana, I found a ruin on a hill and decided to go to there.
I climbed the steep hill over rocks and stones on foot.
Yılankale (Snake Castle) is a late 12th – 13th century Armenian stronghold and Crusader castle in Adana Province. It is known in Armenian as Levonkla (Levon’s fortress) after its founder – King Leo I the Magnificent (1198 – 1219) of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
The Snake Castle has 8 towers and strategic beautiful views of the Ceyhan plain below.
Yılankale is a village in Adana province Ceyhan. It has a population of 150 (in 2000).
Since this was unplanned action, I went down the hill hurriedly.