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St. Hilarion Castle

Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
0533 161 276
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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Castles
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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were concerned that it would be hideously hot considering it was so hot in Kyrenia but the altitude meant a lower temperature and a breeze most of the time. We were 7 people varying in age from 4 to 76 and we all managed the walk up (and back down!). Where good shoes, and a hat and take plenty... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I liked the beautiful views of kyrenia and the northern coastline in one direction and the mountains in the other. It was quite a difficult climb to summit, but well worth the effort. We had a great morning out here.

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Virgin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While the location and the ruins are excellent, the visitor experience is not up to western european standards .There is a great range of buildings in the whole area and the climb is as rewarding as it is exhausting.The little corridors and rooms and bridges were really interesting.

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Los Angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
3 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle today and found an ancient treasure sadly in a state of decomposition. This castle is one of the largest we have ever seen but it's condition is tragic. After a short drive off the main highway, you arrive at the parking lot where you will find restrooms and a small shop. The trek up to the... More

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Kyrenia District, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family & I have been visiting St Hilarion Castle for many years - and we love it! Fantastic displays, wonderful history, some of the best views in the world and a fantastic setting. Come early, before it gets too hot and be prepared to climb many, many steps. The climb is worth it, though, as the views are wonderful.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well worth the climb and someone with a mobility problem don't be put off. The drive is about 5 miles up the hill towards Nicosia. The on sight café is simple yet welcoming and much needed after the climb. A trip to be enjoyed and savoured.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Richly historical place to visit, with great views of Cyprus. The little corridors and rooms and bridges were really interesting and there was a cafe on the first floor that sold the best lemonade and honey! I didn't make to the very top but heard it had great views, even if though it is risky getting up and down!

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the most Beautiful smart panoramic place i have been Now Under Turkish illegal Occupation In Cyprus makes it difficult

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Casablanca, Morocco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I visited St Hilarion castle on July 5th 2014. And we were happy we did. The entrance fee was not expensive and getting to the top was not as difficult as I expected, because of the stairs and handrails provided. We stopped several times to just take in the beauty of the landscape around us. Wear good... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Fantastic views when you get to the castle fascinating history to the place and Walt Disney used the castle for his inspiration at Disneyland. You will need to be fit as it is very steep anyone with a heart condition or unsteady on the legs should not visit.

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