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.
Tours To Saint Hilarion Castle
Kyrenia tour plus St Hilarion Castle, Bellapais Abbey and more, lunch included BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $70
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
4 Day Cyprus Tour from Kyrenia Including Nicosia Famagusta and Troodos Mountain in South Part of Cyprus BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $887
Duration: 4 days
Saint Hilarion Castle Reviews
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 »
To reach the very top is quite a challenge, but well worth it. The views from the top, and from many resting places on the way up, are spectacular. Make sure it is good weather because it would be..... 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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