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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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Limassol offers a diverse array of accommodations. Most hotels sit close to the beach, offering proximity to some of the city's liveliest bars and restaurants, as well as superb views. Bed and breakfasts offer great value for money, but they tend to be located in residential areas. For families on holiday, check out the private villas and apartments available for vacationers. Look for a property with a full kitchen and private swimming pool for the ultimate in convenience and privacy.
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  • Not too much to see, at the end left me wondering if this is it! As I have mentioned it’s not offering too much to see and explore.  more »
  • Half an hour is more than enough to make pictures in all rooms,and on the roof. Rooms almost empty,and all that you can find is signs on the walls that try to explain what you see)  more »
  • If you use a car don't miss this place during your trip. It's not so big but very interesting. And also people near the castle sell fresh oranges which were so sweet and juicy. You won't be disappoint...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Stairs are a bit scary especially with small children. Definitely visit. Not loads to see but interesting with beautiful views from the top. The sugar mill ruins are next door too.
  • The castle has an interesting mediaeval mural of the crucifixion of Jesus. A modern art exhibition is on show inside. There is a spiral staircase to the second floor which is narrow and unprotected by handholds. Signage is good, in English and Greek. A public rest room is available. Look out for the aquaduct and the Sugar factory ruins adjoining. An admission fee of €2.50 is payable.
  • Visit this compact fortification and a fairy tale castle comes to mind. It has everything you might expect of a castle: a portcullis, a place for defenders to pour boiling oil from, arrow slits, crenellations, banquet halls, large fireplaces, narrow winding staircase, and arched doorways. The interior is used as a display area for avant garde exhibitions related to the history of the castle. Not a large grounds, but well worth a visit. Entry fee is 2.5 euros pax. Highly recommended.
  • Great place to visit. Wonderful views from the top. Well worth a visit.
  • Nice, but small and not to much to see. Advantage, low enterence feeling and only from 18. Summary, worth a stop if on way, but not worth detour.