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Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • Our visit was part of a tour and a little rushed so we did not see everything. The shipwreck museum inside the castle is very interesting. There are some waxworks in the dungeon which has a notice out...  read more »
  • Kyrenia things to do at the Center is one of the rare, casual shoes I suggest you go because it's too big
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  • This is a fascinating ancient castle with stairs, dungeons, church etc. You need to be fit to see it all as its nearly all rough stones and climbs. Definately not disabled friendly and not health and ...  read more »
  • Stunning views, ancient history on storyboards in many languages and worth a visit. Didn't find the shipwreck someone told me was on site but may revisit
  • Stunning castle with many areas to explore. Amazing views from the towers. The Wrecked Ship Museum on site was also very interesting. There also have a lovely cafe in the middle of the square to relax and unwind with a drink :) Entry tickets are reasonably priced at 12 TL per adult. Highly recommend!
  • This is a awesome place. Very lovely. .
  • 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!!
  • While mostly in a bad shape, the castle shows its importance yet. If you plan to go try to make it the last bit of your day to avoid heat in its open central part.
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