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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  • A Gothic building created just after the fall of Constantinople around 1454 with a lot of history behind it, most of it connected with the famous sweet wine of Commandaria and the history/myth of the ...  more »
  • The castle use to be a crusader stronghold with a strong history throughout the ages.Re-built around 1454 under the command of Louis de Magnac. The castle is situated in an area known for its sweet wi...  more »
  • This is a 100% visit worth. If you are into Medival history, go there. There is abundant info on the curious history of this place. If you can, be sure to go to the top to get an amazing view scenery....  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit, you won't spend a long time here, an hour will cover it. We visited it on a bus tour and I think it was free entry.
  • 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.
  • Very atmospheric... Poor interpretation but the castle is well worth a visit
  • 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.

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