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Kantara Castle, Trikomo

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Kantara Castle (Greek: Κάστρο της Καντάρας Turkish: Kantara Kalesi) is a castle in Northern Cyprus. The exact date of its construction remains unknown, the most plausible theory being the Byzantine period. It combines Byzantine and Frankish architectural elements, became derelict in 1525 and was dismantled in 1560. It gave its name to the nearby Kantara monastery.
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  • If you are North Cyprus mountain castle visiting this is the easier of the three to get to the top. Spectacular views of both coasts of the peninsula to the East. The access road from the North is a.....  more
    If you are North Cyprus mountain castle visiting this is the easier of the three to get to the top. Spectacular views of both coasts of the peninsula to the East. The access road from the North is a.....  more »
  • Kantara is one of three stunning castles in the Kyrenia Mountain Range of Northern Cyprus. 42 miles east of Kyrenia (Girne) and about an hour and a quarter driving time, it is easily reach by the... 
    Kantara is one of three stunning castles in the Kyrenia Mountain Range of Northern Cyprus. 42 miles east of Kyrenia (Girne) and about an hour and a quarter driving time, it is easily reach by the...  more »
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  • This is my number one in the Northern Cyprus. First of all this is the castle that was built 1000 years ago. Second thing is the spectacular view and the opportunity to see the Northern sea and the Eastern sea, the valley and the other mountains. It's incredible. Richard the Lionheart was there in the castle. You are making the steps on the ways he used to do. The walls are impressive. Strongly, strongly recommend.
  • Beautiful ruins of a one of the incredible Crusader castles. Maintained and accessible with out being "over restored". A good scramble to get around it all, so wear good shoes!! Amazing views and an incredible construction when you think it was built by hand 800 years ago!!!

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