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Kolossi Castle

Road to Paphos, Limassol, Cyprus
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$75*
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Ranked #13 of 35 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is an excellent place to visit, good value for money and lots of info provided, it does have steps so be aware if you are not good underfoot. Excellent 360 degree views so make sure you have your camera.

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The first Kolosssi castle was built by Order of Hospitallers of Jerusalem 1210, whole area was named after lord Garinus de Colos, the first feudal lord here. After the loss of Acre, in 1301 the Hospitalliers transferred the base of their activities to Kolossi, then in 1306 ownership of it passed to the Order of Knights Templar, and then back... More 

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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

inexpensive entry charge to see a castle used by the crusaders. Many parts in very good condition and show the difference between this fortification and other castles throughout the world. Surrounded by citrus groves that provide a rich harvest to produce orange juice.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Apparently one of the best examples of a Crusader castle outside of Syria. As we don't plan a trip to Syria anytime soon, this will have to do. And it did well! incredibly well preserved and an a-ma-zing 250 year old tree in the grounds. Still going strong...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold on the south-west edge of Kolossi village 14 kilometres west of the city of Limassol. It held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages, and contained large facilities for the production of sugar from the local sugarcane. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Considering the number of earthquakes Cyprus gets, this castle is in very good shape. For a very modest entry fee, you have full access to the castle of the Knights Hospitallier. Rich in historical connotations. Great views from the top.

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Salem, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's definitely worth a view. Cheap to get in and well maintained. Has decent bathroom facilities on site too. There is not anything to buy there nor is there any food or drink. Views from the top are nice. Good, solid castle ruins to enjoy.

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Out Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this is a true comparable to those in Syria, not accessible today, and 3 other fortresses in Jordan. Ist worth a visit, and to imagine this site was built 900 years aog, is fascinating

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Well worth a quick visit here, there isn't enough here to justify any longer than two hours (in my opinion). The main attraction here is the castle, obviously. I can imagine in the busier months of the year it is a bit difficult to get to the roof of the castle as the route to the top is a very... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As usual within Cyprus there are so many beautiful and well preserved ruins, however they have not been able to bring the information of such sites to their visitors. The Kolossi castle is another well example of a marvelous feat dating back King Hugo in 1210 that was later passed down to the Order of the Knights Templar. With its... More 

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