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Kolossi Castle, Limassol

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The robust cubical Kolossi Castle represents a Gothic military structure of the Middle Ages, with a Luisignan coat of arms carved into its walls. Originally built around 1210, the exact edifice that you can see today was completed in 1454. Some of the 13th-century fragments are still at the site. Standing 21 m (69 ft) tall, the castle contains storerooms at the ground floor, a kitchen on the second floor, and living quarters in the upper section. At one time the complex also featured sugarcane production facilities. Look south to see a courtyard building and ruins of what's thought to have been a stable or storehouse. Using our world travel planner, Limassol attractions like Kolossi Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.

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  • If you and your family are into castles then this one is a must with its large rooms etc. It is a little out of the way but definitely worth the visit.  more »
  • Kolossi castle offers a good insight into the history of greater Limassol area.... a small castle and ancient sugar mill off the highway around 20km from Limassol direction Pafos. You don't need more ...  more »
  • A regular visitor to this attraction, historical castle going back centuries, Knights Templars built in 1454.  more »
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  • Great defense Tower which was also used as repository for the farmed goods of the squires during siege. Not much inside to see, but great view from the Top. Also alluring area surrounding it. We took a Taxi from Limassol and the driver waited on us for some ~15€+
  • A fascinating castle with a rich history. Not enormous, so can be explored easily in an hour our so. Inexpensive also. Go up the spiral staircase to the roof for wonderful views. Have a chat with the helpful guide in the ticket kiosk, and have a drink and an ice cream in the little cafe across the road.
  • Nice site, worth a stop. Have a look at the giant old tree (Machaerium Tipu) next to the castle.
  • Worth a visit on your way past. There was an art installation within the castle at the time.
  • Very cool castle. Lovely aromatic pepper trees in the grounds!