Saint Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia

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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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  • Aamazing view from the top, but make sure you carry some water because it will be very tirreding . I don't give excellent only because the cleaning there is very bad...there were a lot of places with....  more
    Aamazing view from the top, but make sure you carry some water because it will be very tirreding . I don't give excellent only because the cleaning there is very bad...there were a lot of places with....  more »
  • As you approach the castle by road you get an amazing view of what looks like something out of a fantasy film. How they built it god only knows but you often think that about these places. You have.....  more
    As you approach the castle by road you get an amazing view of what looks like something out of a fantasy film. How they built it god only knows but you often think that about these places. You have.....  more »
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  • Great place steeped in history, well worth a visit most of the castle is accessible by decent steps but some parts are only good for sure footed people. Great views from the various parts. Was free when we went.
  • It's quite a climb to the very top from the couch but worth it if you're fit enough. It's still a great visit even if you don't go up to the summit. Fantastic views!

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