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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 generator.
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  • In the course of my Cyprus tour I inserted here a ban. A huge complex above the Harbour and the city. Large patio and a good exhibition on the history of the city and Castle. The wreck of the ship of Kyrenia (antique wreck) lies in a special room. Can I recommend.
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  • 7. the Arab incursions faced old Byzantine castle. The sea looked as if his back with the five finger mountains appears to be given horoscope Mediterranean surveillance. Crusaders come to Jerusalem after the defeat they fled to the Castle. Impressive tunnels passing various repairs to the present day. Kyrenia aren't hard to miss.
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  • What a fantastic castle. Sea views from the castle ramparts, dungeons, dark tunnels that light up as you walk into them and a shipwreck from thousands of years ago. And all with lots of information bo...  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. .
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  • 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!!