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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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An Amazing Castle

St. Hilarion's castle is rumored to be the inspiration for Disney's Snow White castle and that may very well be true. It is definitely worth visiting and exploring. The hike up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Hilarion's castle is rumored to be the inspiration for Disney's Snow White castle and that may very well be true. It is definitely worth visiting and exploring. The hike up to and around the castle is only slightly challenging. Its architecture is very impressive and the view from its windows and walls of the Mediterranean Sea is amazing.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the castle itself is boring but the hike up there is great and offers nice panoramic views. pass by a tourist information centre and pick a map of hiking paths for girne area free of charge. all the way is explained in detail. you must be at least halfly fit to make it up there

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of steps but well worth the climb.....don't go over the mountains though, go back the way you came, bit tricky and quite frightening.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing castle. When we first drove up it took our breath away. They call it the Disney castle and we could certainly see it. We so enjoyed climbing all over this castle. Make sure you save enough energy to climb all the way to the top. It is worth it. While there isn't a ton of signage there is just... More 

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Stourbridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you have your walking shoes on. 995 steps apparently. But there is a bar/cafe for refreshments at base.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must-visit place in Kyrenia, Republic of Northern Cyprus. Vry interseting place indeed - full of history and giving you a complete impression of how it was in the Middle Ages. And the views are taking your breath away. While climbing to the Point 784 (784 meters above the sea level) you will also train all the muscles of your body... More 

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle can be seen lit up at night on the hill from all over Kyrenia, and is magical. I won't be climbing to the top again, as really you have to be fit. I was egged on by my children. This was no mean feat for an overweight 50 something smoker. But I made it, albeit numerous stops along... More 

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love Hilarion and take all the visitors I can up there. The first view of it is when you are but the coast and look up to the mountain. There is sits mysteriously looking out towards Turkey. Come evening the lights are turned on and the castles glows up there on the mountain. Driving up to the castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I climbed from Karmi Village up the mountain to the castle. It was a beautiful hike. The castle offers breathtaking views and a wishing tree at the top. So be sure to take your wish on a piece of paper or a napkin.

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St. Kitts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have visited the Castle several times, most recently in December 2015 and it just gets better. It is quite a climb, but worth every minute of it. My daughter and granddaughter hiked from the little village of Karmi (where the Levant Restaurant is located) to the castle and the rest of us drove to the foot of the castle... More 

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