|Title||Kinolis (Ginolu) Kalesi|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Institution||Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi|
|Keywords||Black Sea, castle|
The Castle of Kinolis is on the west part of Çatalzeytin village of Kastamonu. According to architectural and historical sources it can be determined that it has been inhabited since 5th century B.C. but the construction date of the castle cannot be exactly determined. The negative topographical conditions and the maritime transportation which has been activated since the early periods are the important reasons for the lack of information in our research. The castle which was very important during the colonization period of Venice and Genoese can be dated to 9th-11th centuries, according to the historical sources of the region and existing physical remains.