Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

4.5
#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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  • Stunning castle to explore, in a wonderful location! Lots of interesting things to see inside as well ... the wreck museum was surprisingly great! The museum about the prehistory as well was great. Hi...  more »
  • Unfortunately, there was nothing really outstanding, just another old but very large building. The views from the top levels where good, but again nothing spectacular. We also had the same feelings ab...  more »
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  • This Is a medieval fortress that You need to visit! A mixture of cultures and remarkable exhibition. The ancient greek merchant ship in original condition is wonderful. If You had a chance to visit the castle don't miss it!
  • Cheap to get in and a great place to wonder around.No health and safety in here so can be unsafe in places.Stick to the lower levels if with children.There's a cafe and toilets. I would definitely go again .. loved it.
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