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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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  • The place is beautiful and interesting, but to go there is not worth it. As an intermediate stop is a good option.
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  • 科洛西城堡,耳熟能详的“圣约翰骑士团”的军营。他矗立在利马索城西,一处环境幽雅,绿树成荫,鲜花盛开的地方。高21米,共三层,有大厅、厨房、储藏室。城堡静默的站在那里,注视着远方的大海,见证着历史的兴衰。 
  • Kolossi Castle is located a few kilometres from the Centre of Limassol-shopping and entertainment center of the island of Cyprus. At the beginning of the 13rd century on the site of modern tower was built a castle, later destroyed and rebuilt. For several centuries it belonged to the Crusaders, and in 15 was passed into the possession of the military order of St. John. Known the exact date of the end of the renovation work: in 1454 year, donjon has acquired the look that brought the eyes of tourists today.
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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!