Nestled high in the rocky mountain tops overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the ruins of Saint Hilarion Castle feature crumbling walls, Byzantine ornaments, and 100 km (60 mi) views. Although the exact construction date is unknown, the castle and a former monastery are estimated to be about 1,000 years old. Serving as a royal home with economic units, stables, and military quarters, the site survived until the Venetian arrival in the 15th century, when it was dismantled. You'll discover dark, mysterious tunnels and preserved church elements here. Don't miss the arch overlooking the sea, which makes a great photo spot. Plan a Kyrenia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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This castle is amazing and probably like nothing you have ever visited before. Ensure you wear sturdy walking shoes or trainers as the climb is strenuous and some of the rocks are a bit slippy but... more »
Was a great trip. We have been several times at Burg St. Hilarion. Again a great experience and a nice view to Kyrenia and some other areas of North Cyprus. more »
One of the most amazing views of the northern side of the country, quite the climb to get to the top, but there are sturdy railings and stairs the whole way up. Exploring the castle was also incredibly cool, there's enough left standing to give a good idea of what life might have been like in it's prime.
One of the greatest castles I’ve ever visited. You can easily spend here two hours wondering around and climbing to the different parts. Wear good shoes, the stairs tend to get slippery, but it’s worth the views.
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