Joyceh,,, I am not sure where you are reading about that fort, but I would have to agree with Tom. The fort is of little interest to most, and there is an awful lot to see in this area of great interest. Of course Ephesus is at the top of most lists,, and it is one of the most amazing sites in the world. If you have already been to Ephesus (after several visits I never tire of this wonderful place) and want to see more ruins, I would suggest you hire a taxi/driver for the day and have him take you to Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. Its an intersting combination and will test the skills of many drivers to see how fast they can drive to get you to all these fascinating places. Kusadasi also has an intersting bazaar and some wonderful nearby beaches.