Kırkgöz Han





The portal  

The Kırkgöz Han is an old Seljuk caravansary about 35 km from the old town of Antalya. The Han was completely renovated and repaired in 2008. Unfortunately, it is no longer accessible to strangers. The inside can only be guessed through the Plexiglas-clad entrance gate.

The east side with the access road  

The inscription plate  

According to a six-line inscription above the entrance portal, Han was built in the years 1237 - 1246 under Sultan Giyaseddin Keyhüsrev II, facing exactly north. Its size is 33 x 52 meters. The layout of this caravanserai, the third Giyaseddin, resembles Evdir Han, which his cousin, Sultan Izzeddin Keykavus I, built in the years 1215 - 1219, but shows a significant difference.


The south side  


The portal




Floor plan of Kirkgöz Han caravansary

according to Erdmann

  1 Entrance portal
2 closed cells
3 Courtyard
4 open cells
5 closed hall
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