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St. Hilarion Castle

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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0533 161 276

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If you visit Kyrenia, St Hilarion Castle is a must: spectacular situation and spectacular views. The highlight of our week!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you visit Kyrenia, St Hilarion Castle is a must: spectacular situation and spectacular views. The highlight of our week!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The castle naturally is placed on a very steep hill and therefore does involve steps - lots & lots of them but if you can make it to the top the views are stunning and the ruins themselves are a delight to behold and well worth the visit.

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LEICESTER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

St Hilarion Castle is a short drive from Kyrenia or coach tours visit regularly. To reach the higher castle areas you will ascend 475 steps some of which are very steep therefore this is not for the unfit or faint hearted. Views from the top are spectacular looking over the coast and the town of Kyrenia. The entrance fee, as... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The drive to the castle from Kyrenia was about 25 mins by taxi which cost 100TL, which was cheaper and a more personal experience then going with a tour guide. As we drove up the view was amazing! Once we got to the castle we paid full price for me and my kids went in as students because they had... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If its vews you want and a good work out to the top its a must only downside is the wc do not even go there

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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Don't miss it. History of Cyprus is wrapped up in this site. Lots of stairs and nooks and crannies. Views are gorgeous and you can see the enemy coming from a long way off

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This will not take you long to see and parking is likely to be tricky in season but everyone who visits northern Cyprus should see the village and pay the small admission fee to the castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After a short winding trip up from the main road you reach the entrance and are greeted with a small shop. Take some water and start the treck up. There are some wonderful views and photo ops down low but just wait to you get up higher! Wear some decent walking shoes and pick a fine day to go. So... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Amazing view and the castle is like a labyrinth, so much to explore. People should pay attention to bring back their garbage and should not throw away their bottles on a historic site.

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JonRanger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The mountain road winds its way up the mountain to the entrance and a small car park. It was pretty quiet as it was out of season. The castle is built onto and into the hillside across many levels interconnected by stone steps and some more modern walkways. The climb to the top uses routes and stone steps that have... More 

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