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Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia
(4.6/5 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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  • Majestic castle overlooking the pretty port. There is the Museum of wrecks, as well as the Dungeon do not see with children or sensitive people! Provide good shoes
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  • Our grandson actually begs to be taken there each time he comes, he absolutely loves this Castle, could not get him to leave this last visit. He is 6 years old 
  • Should be viewed in the Museum of the sunken ship, Zakari must be entered their room, great views not necessarily's picture.
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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!!