Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Kyrenia
Built by the Venetians on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Kyrenia Castle features dungeons with medieval torture displays and a shipwreck museum. Dating back to the 3rd-century Hellenistic and Roman periods, the site has seen much action. Serving the Byzantines in the 8th century, the Lusignans in the 13th, and the Venetians during the 15th to 16th century, the castle finally became inactive in the 1960s after hosting British and Greek police, prisoners, and soldiers for almost a century. View reconstructed underground cells where prisoners were held and tortured--nobleman and servant alike. Walk through exhibits of archeological findings, spanning from 4410 BCE to 632 CE, and see a Greek merchant shipwreck from the 4th century BCE. Plan your Kyrenia Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyrenia using our Kyrenia trip builder tool .
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  • The ride was a little longer from Larnaca, but it was worth it. The castle is very well preserved and easy to climb.
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  • If you have gone to Kyrenia, you must visit, the Shipwreck Museum, the excavations of the old tomb, a very beautiful museum with a very, very old village found, and a bird's eye view of Kyrenia is priceless.
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  • Cheap entry, 12 lira for an adult. Great views of the north coast if Cyprus. Although when you get up to the top the walking isn't easy due to uneven surfaces, you are able to fully appreciate the scale of the fortress. Definitely worth a visit to have a perspective of the historical defences
  • Simply amazing. No one can explain the amazing moments that you see here. So much history and life here. I will be back for sure.
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