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Saint Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia

Categories: Ruins, Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Nestled high in the rocky mountain tops overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the ruins of Saint Hilarion Castle feature crumbling walls, Byzantine ornaments, and 100 km (60 mi) views. Although the exact construction date is unknown, the castle and a former monastery are estimated to be about 1,000 years old. Serving as a royal home with economic units, stables, and military quarters, the site survived until the Venetian arrival in the 15th century, when it was dismantled. You'll discover dark, mysterious tunnels and preserved church elements here. Don't miss the arch overlooking the sea, which makes a great photo spot. A visit to Saint Hilarion Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kyrenia tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Well worth a visit if in the area. Its a steep climb to the top but there are lots of stopping places and a bar half way up. The views at the top are stunning. 
  • A huge area to the research and with great views in all directions. Sturdy shoes, I would recommend it goes quite nice up and down.
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  • Be prepared for lots of stairs- every step is worth it though. The views and the overall condition of the ruins make is worth it. Coffee shop at the bottom services a very good lemonade to quench your...  read more »
  • Not too much to see inside, but it's located in a very amazing place with magnificent view..
  • Great place
  • 5 stars for the view, and -3 stars for the dirty and disgusting way they take aftee this historical place! The "fact" - signs don't tell anything and many of their "facts" seems made up. I would not waste time for this!
  • Great landscape views ! Perfect for those who want to lose weight :)). You can imagine how was the people of tge age living.
  • This is an excellent castle but not for the faint hearted as the steps can be challenging even for fit people. However overcome these and the views are incredible. The top tower has wide panoramic views.
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