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St. Hilarion Castle

Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0533 161 276
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The views from here are fantastic but the point at which you enter is a long way below the summit, so make sure you bring sturdy shoes. The walk to the top is worth it but it would have been much more interesting if it had been possible to get a guided tour. (You do get a good leaflet with... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great place but can be a bit overrun if a couple of coaches have arrived. If you have to go in high season then go early in the morning or in the evening both to avoid the crowds and the heat of the day. It is a steep climb which should not be attempted by the infirm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I liked this castle perched on top of mountains. It has appeal attracting one to visit it and climb up to its location. Not easy for those with Chronic Pulmonary Disease or arthritis, but for us lucky ones who are fit a most enlightening experience. The road on approach pretty hairy and must be driven upon with utmost care...especially around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had not intended to make a trip of it as worried it would have been over-rated and very touristy but how wrong we could be. Definitely worth a visit. Amazing views and a real hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

An Excellent historical site to visit, may be one of the best in the Turkish side of Cyprus just next to Salamis Bay Ruins. Highşy recommended. You should really visit this place. But if you have cardiovascular problems or hyper tension , high steeps of climbing tracks may skyrocket your blood pressure.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Foolishly we thought we could walk to this attraction from Kyrenia using roadside footpaths. No you can't! Following the road out of Kyenia you come to a major junction that meets up with a sort of motorway...there is no foot path. Getting this far took us one hour and we achieved nothing! Best advise is to get a taxi, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The place is spectacular, pretty obvious that all these watchtowers, halls etc was build on the ancient megalithic ruins- and this is breathtaking, all the rest is pretty typical for fortresses.

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