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Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

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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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  • When in Kyrenia (Girne in Turkish) to visit the historical Kyrenia castle is a must. It is adjacent to the Kyrenia Harbour and therefore the view from the castle is exquisite. There is quite a bit of....  more
    When in Kyrenia (Girne in Turkish) to visit the historical Kyrenia castle is a must. It is adjacent to the Kyrenia Harbour and therefore the view from the castle is exquisite. There is quite a bit of....  more »
  • Well preserved and impressive. A couple of museum/displays which are very interesting, especially the ship museum. 
    Well preserved and impressive. A couple of museum/displays which are very interesting, especially the ship museum.  more »

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