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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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  • The castle is remarkable for its degree of preservation. It's a really absorbing visit, and the reconstruction of the wrecked trading vessel offers some fascinating insights into the Mediterranean tra...  more »
  • Loved this old castle. You can walk all the way around the walls and there are some great views. Nice to be able to picture what it must have been like. There is also a little cafe where we enjoyed lu...  more »
  • Imposing Castle, located directly at the port, which should have seen during a visit of Kyrenia. We offer an interesting insight in the history of the city and the surrounding area. Suitable also for children. The entrance fee is relatively low. There is a nice Café, which invites you to linger in the courtyard.
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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!!