Caravanserai, Aydin

The town’s most prominent landmark is the caravanserai, a large fortified way station for merchants’ caravans near the harbour. In the early 18th century, Okuz Mehmet Pasa, sometime grand vizier to sultans Ahmet I and Osman II, ordered the building of this caravanserai, together with the Kaleici Mosque and Turkish Bath (bathhouse), and the city walls. Today, it’s a hotel that hosts regular ’Turkish Nights’.