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 generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Kyrenia Castle-another well-preserved specimen of fortification with a rich history, dating back to the era of ancient Rome, Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire. Powerful fortress walls store on its surface traces of many battles and realignments. Rectangular in plan, with powerful towers at the corners and narrow passage over the ditch, fortress will surely impress anyone. Large patio with lots of archaeological finds, the presence of stairs and passages, allowing a glimpse into the Tower, various facilities and bypass the fortress on top of the walls, exclusive museums will be interesting both to adults and children.
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  • August 16, 2017
    For all art lovers, enthusiasts, Museum, etc. Tickets at reasonable prices, for children. Views of the harbour at around.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Kyrenia Harbour, adjacent to comeand in de continue around the port not see baby v is written in a very historic values also worth visiting Cyprus. Not just from hotels and casinos of drinks here, if possible I need this place to see live music, the history of ... a lot of hotel half-board can also spend your time here during the day. I would recommend ...
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  • May 1, 2017
    Very informative and a nice bit of history. Good walks in the old city and many many restaurants in the harbour. Food is absolutely delicious in the little restaurant we went to. Well priced and plenty of food.
  • May 8, 2017
    A great place to visit and explore with nice views. A shipwreck museum and historical info. Really recommend.
  • March 8, 2017
    Nice place with preserved old-town surroundings. Good for walks and taking photos. Huge amount of restaurants. The waiters inviting you inside can become pretty annoying
  • June 6, 2017
    Lovely place to visit, very interesting too. XXX XXX X
  • May 1, 2017
    Must take a tour, the fee is only 4euro per adult. Historical place, one of the best in Cyprus

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Northern Cyprus' most popular tourist destination offers an assortment of accommodations. It's a good idea to remain close to the beach, as this is where most of the Kyrenia's bars, restaurants, and shops are located. Transportation is somewhat lacking and unreliable; however, a bus connects the city center with beaches in the west. For a luxury stay, choose from numerous four- and five-star hotels, several of which boast seaside locations. If you're planning a longer stay, consider renting an apartment or villa.
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