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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  • Thought we stop by the castle on the way back from Kourion, didn't bother paying money to enter as the castle is quite small. Just too a few picks from the outer grounds.  more »
  • Well preserved castle with good signage. Fine views of the area from the roof which is accessed by the original spiral staircase of many steps.  more »
  • Mainly a well-preserved shell, and could have done with perhaps a few more descriptive panels. Nice views of the surrounding area from the rooftop.  more »
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  • Lovely old castle near Limassol. The weather was great when we were there and the views from the top was also great. A restaurant nearby and the lavatories at the site were clean and hygienic. The entry free was also reasonable compared to visiting a castle anywhere else.
  • This castle was originally a Knights' Template fortress and is steeped in history. It is well worth costing for the sense of restrained strength that it has and the feel for the times when it was occupied. The stairs to the roof are hard work but the views from the keep is well worth the effort so don't be put off. The grounds have been sympathetically prepared so you can get a good perspective from the ruins of how the supporting structures were laid out and how they worked.
  • Interesting place to spend some time. Great views from the top of the keep. Cheap entry and the toilets spotless, puts some of our places in England to shame.
  • Great place to visit. One of the original crusader castles, and it show. Nothing else like it around Cyprus. Has aged much better than similar Castles in the UK.
  • If in the area worth a vist to this big empty castle. clime the winding stairs to the top for a great viwe. Entrance Fee is very cheap If i remember correctly it just 2 or 3 euros for adluts and i think it was free for kids.
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