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. Make Kolossi Castle a centerpiece of your Limassol vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Limassol trip planner.
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  • This castle is somewhat isolated but good to reach by car. Can you definitely watch, is not particularly spectacular...
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  • A small medieval castle on the way from Limassol to Paphos. You should cross the road and just 50 metres from the hotel, just behind the parking lot citrus plantation, which grows oranges, lemons. And in the parking lot of the local sell oranges, worth to buy because it is cheaper than in the store (0, € 5/kg), and tastier
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  • 8 of us (6x adults & 2x kids) visited Kolossi Castle today. August & mid-day ensured the site wasn't too busy. Very impressive keep, that had all the floors & roof intact. Fantastic panoramic view fro...  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.

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