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St. Hilarion Castle

Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
0533 161 276
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Cultural

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Troinex, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I very much enjoyed the ruins of the castle. Interesting niches and great views of the north coast east & west and of the city itself. Great photos shots

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Battle, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There are stunning views at the top - no special footwear needed but it is a fair hike up - fine for under 40's but over 60's unless fit, might struggle - take your time and enjoy the views along the way! Watch out at the nice little cafe - when we visited a table in the corner had a... More 

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Entebbe, Uganda
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stayed in Northern Cyprus, and loved it. One of the places we returned to many times was St Hillarion. It is truly spectacular, and it has a lot of history for the rest of Europe. There are a lot of steps to claim, but it is worth it

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As the review title says, if you make it to the top (or even to the start) the views from St Hilarion wonderful. Myself and my wife have visited on 2 occasions, the first it was a stormy, misty day which was incredibly haunting and an opportunity to see Hilarion from a different perspective. The climb up will not be... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Castle was began to built in 11 c AD on the place of an earlier Monastery of St.Hilarion from 8th c AD, hence the name. Castle was also known under the middleages as Dieu d´Amour. You approaching castle by the modern road, which climbs the Kyrenia mountain range up to the entrance, some 600 m above sea level. There... More 

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Yorkshire
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29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great climb to the top and then fantastic views. Don't trust the safety barriers, some seemed very loose. Maybe not for the faint hearted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

i am happy i visited this place and i had the chance to see this i would like to come back with my children

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Preston, United Kingdom
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is the most amazing castle we have ever seen, it seems to cling to the mountainside. The views of the castle are fabulous. Transport is needed to visit. Once inside there are steps up to the various levels, those to the very top were somewhat uneven, but the lower levels were ok. Many interesting rooms and fantastic views of... More 

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Chorley, Lancs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took a Kombos from Girne, 80TL for 4 of us return, & requested that he pick us up in 3 hrs. Had an amazing time climbing the castle & being in awe at the views from the various points. The steps are uneven and need care but its a wonderful experience....just think of the people who built this place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well worth a visit but be prepared to walk up many many steps if you want to go to the top. Best views in Northern Cyprus. If you do not like mountain roads then this is not for you

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