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Kolossi Castle

Road to Paphos, Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Military Bases/ Facilities
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An impressive castle that provides a little piece of history with stunning views across Limassol. Reasonable entry fee with exceptionally friendly staff.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

'Castle' is overstating it. It's a fortified tower. Interesting, particularly for those interested in the crusades and the Knights Templars, but probably worth no more than an hour's visit - don't make a special trip, combine it with Kourion.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Kolossi Castle doesn't contain anything really but it is worth calling by and having a look around. There are quite a few stairs to climb to get into it and once in there are even more narrow staircases so you have to be relatively mobile to do this. The views are well worth the climb. Sadly there are no artefacts... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This medieval castle in the middle of the fields takes you breath away from the time you see it 3 km away to the moment you face it in front of you

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not the biggest of castles but still an impressive size for the area and situated amongst a peaceful now area, amongst vine yards that produce the famous Commandaria port wine. Richard the Lionheart and the knights templar still live there it feels..Othello still performs.. Will always stay in our minds as a place of history and romance..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

small but lovely castle. great views from the roof. very interesting history. good value for the entrance fee

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I first visited Kolossi Castle in 1969 as a single man during a three year secondment in Cyprus. The size and perfect state of preservation was most striking and ever since during many revisits to the island Kolossi always features in our itinerary. This year amazingly the wild bees nesting high up in the ancient acacia in the castle grounds... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came here on the local bus from Limassol Bus Station.Can't remember the fare but we bought a daily ticket. The castle is small but interesting. Fabulous views and well marked with info telling points of interest. Watch your head when you go up/down the stone steps. Severral visitors hit their heads on the low ceilings. There is a nice... More

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hastings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Visited this castle on our holiday this year well worth the visit with great views from the roof top, but quite a haul up the winding stairs glad no one was going up as we came down.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I were on a road trip to Paphos and the only reason we stopped here was that we needed a toilet break after we passed Limassol! Relieved, we continued driving around the streets and saw a sign for a castle – how could we not resist visiting an old castle?! Kolossi Castle. Driving up to the castle... More

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