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Kolossi Castle

Road to Paphos, Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #12 of 40 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Military Bases/ Facilities
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You get a false impression of the castle when you first see it from the outside but once inside quite a bit to explore and the views from the top are great with clear views in all directions over Limassol, the Salt Lake near Akrotiri and views extending towards the Troodos Mountains. Once out of the castle a bit of... More

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oxon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well looked after and good value for money. Well preserved and easy to imagine what it was like in earlier times.

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We saw this as a stop on our coach tour of the area. Well worth seeing - the guide should explain its history as well as including something about the thousands of refugees who camped in the area during the war of 1974.

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Gdansk, Poland
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The ruins of the medieval Commandery of the Order Knights of St. John of very well preserved castle. In the lead up winding stairs. Nice views of the surrounding countryside. The wells whole time have water. It is here that started producing wine Commandaria, which is produced in Cyprus today. Among the ruins around the castle grows many interesting trees... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely ruined castle well looked after, entrance fee very reasonable entrance fee . Kids lovely climbing to top of castle up spiral staircase.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A small castle ....... That's it really bit out of the way for not a lot. Better places to visit with more to do and see. Small cafe type place if you need a drink after your 5 minute wander !!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very nice medieval castle in its original condition, easy to imagine how it was back in time! Wish I could buy it and live in it! Totally worth the detour. Close to Limassol and only a few minutes drive to Kourion archeological site, so yo can combine both easilly.

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Bucharest, Romania
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225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Kolossi Castle is located a few kms away from Limassol on the way to Paphos in the Kolossi village. The castle is not a very architectural, looks more like a massive fort, but this is an attraction not to miss if you're around for its history. There is not so much to see inside, only the empty rooms and one... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

'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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