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Kolossi Castle

Address: Road to Paphos, Limassol, Cyprus
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$68*
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Ranked #13 of 42 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
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Ocna Sibiului, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent for one day trip from Larnaca ! Tickets are cheap and tranportation was decent ones. Still more historical artefact are required there.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Like all of Cyprus at this time of year it was very quiet and we had the place pretty much to ourselves. It is peaceful and very interesting if you are into the history of the Island. Well worth a visit.

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Munich, Germany
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179 reviews 179 reviews
65 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We needed our SatNav to find the Castle but it is very well preserved and you can really imagine what life was like in the castle.

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Sliema, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting Castle to visit - once you are there enjoy a Greek coffee from the kiosk at the outside of the castle

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Hertfordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Authentic feel to Crusader era castle,.....lovely and peaceful location, nice walk around site, worth at least an hour,...maybe combine with a visit to the nearby wine museum.

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a great little castle, steeped in history, some distance outside the city of Limassol. Legend has it that King Richard the Lionheart of England married his queen here, Berengaria, after conquering Cyprus on the way to the Holy Land. The top terrace of the castle offers some great views over the Cypriot countryside and the castle itself is... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A wonderful place to visit especially if you are into the history of the crusades. Climb to the top and look for miles around.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went on No 17 bus from Limassol Bus station. Good reliable service. Kept an eye on the way back for No 16 route mentioned on bus stops and jumped off bus and crossed road to pick up No 16 bus to Kourion.

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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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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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