Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

4.5
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Kyrenia
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 builder tool .
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  • There’s a beautiful walk of the ramparts which give you the best views of the harbour. Be aware that the steps are steep and uneven in places.The views are second to none! This visit includes the...  more »
  • Superb place to visit whilst in the area. There is quite a lot to see to do it justice so it is advised to allow at least a couple of hours. Give some thought to footwear as there are a lot of...  more »
  • Beautiful place, it's an old seaside castle. Corniche and there are restaurants and bars. Near the castle is worth a visit  more »
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  • Really nice castle. Entry is 20 Turkish Lira. Views are great and worth it for the preserved shipwreck - quite amazing. Only bad thing is they are charging 2 lira for the toilet which should be free since the entry ticket is already 20 lira.
  • A really impressive place. We came for a day trip, so we didn't have enough time inside, you can easily wonder there for hours. It's cost 5 ero per adult.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Great walking round the walls and the views are amazing. The little museums are full of information and artifacts. The bronze age boat Hull was a big surprise. Small cafe in the centre and a gift shop. Artist on site produces beautiful paintings. We'll worth a visit.
  • What a great architecture! And still in very good condition. You can enter to towers. Worth to pay the ticket. View from castle is amazing.
  • Lovely place.. Beautiful view from the top to the sea. A lot to learn good history tour.
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