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Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

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Castle
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 generator.
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  • We visited the castle on an overcast day which meant that we were the only people there so it was easy to move around and explore at our leisure. There is a cafe within the castle where you can recove...  more »
  • A truly magnificent Castle which has withstood the ravages of time and has a really chequered history. What awaits you are wonderful views of the beautiful and congested Kyrenia harbour and surroundin...  more »
  • What a beautiful sight amazing views very clean beautiful surrounding restaurants . We had a lovely walk around the castle taking lovely photos. Then in the harbour we ate at a beautiiful fresh fish r...  more »
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  • You can't visit Kyrenia and not see the castle, it is very imposing. If I remember correctly it is 12 Turkish Lira per person to get in but you get to see the wreck of a ship that sunk just out in the bay approximately 2000 years ago, you can learn about the different people like the Romans to name one who settled there. Very interesting
  • The castle is beautiful. Its history is fascinating and the view of the harbour from the top is the best!
  • This is a awesome place. Very lovely. .
  • Manzarası harika
  • You have to visit! If your nearby it's a must see. Really amazing pics of the water and the castle is so well preserved!!