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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 reason I've only given this a 2 star review is not due to a lack of historical importance, but more due to a lack of historical information given. Unless you've checked it out in advance you will ...  more »
  • easy to visit this place as it has a bus service directly to the doorstep from limassol. a nominal sum of admission fee  more »
  • Since I am a lover to visit castles, could not visit it. Inside the castle there's nothing bare walls, around the castle ruins of the sugar factory. Beautiful view from the top. For lovers of historical sites to visit can be.
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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!