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Address: Inside Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia, Cyprus

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going back 2,000 years in history

Located within the Girne Castle, this museum holds the remains of a ship and its cargo (nuts). The ship sank close to the Girne harbour. The ship is reconstructed partly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Located within the Girne Castle, this museum holds the remains of a ship and its cargo (nuts). The ship sank close to the Girne harbour. The ship is reconstructed partly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This small exhibition is situated within the main Castle. The information in both Turkish and English explains how this small boat was discovered in the later part of the 20th Century having been first used (thanks to carbon dating) back in the year 250BC Beautifully preserved and presented this is a very special all be it small exhibition A definite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Absolutely fascinating and very well presented.well done. Interesting to see the dogs playing in the museum. Charming

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We thought the shipwreck museum was separate to the Castle, so a pleasant surprise to find a two-for-one experience - the castle itself and the shipwreck!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One ticket covers the entrance to the Castle and the shipwreck museum which is not that big but it is of huge interest. The remains and exhibits from the ship date back to the 4th century BC and include the cargo and items relating to the daily lives of its sailors.

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Interesting to see, there is one wreckage. ıt is interesting to see ancient people could make money out of such a small boat with 4 crew.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is nothing much to see, bottom side of the boat and couple of amphoras. If it would be located somewhere outside the castle and i would have to travel to see it, i would be very disappointed.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Still on process museum but there are so many things to see. Old ships, their parts, pictures, stories and more...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The shipwreck museum lies inside the Kyrenia castle, on the right side of Kyrenia-harbour. In museum, which is nicely arranged and maintained, is possible to see the remains of an ancient greek merchant ship from 300 BC, named Kyrenia Ship, and artefacts found onboard of it. This is one of the oldest vessels ever recovered, was found in 1965 nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited Kyrenia castle in October and was surprised to see it was the home of the Shipwreck museum. One ticket covers both. It was pretty interesting to see the boat sections filled with amphora's as well as the picture based re-enactment of the boats last voyage. It was all quite fascinating and gave me a window into the style of... More 

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