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Address: Nicosia road, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0533 161 276
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Small Group Tour to St. Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Monastery from Kyrenia
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Amazing Castle

There are several ways to visit, tour (usually with Bellapis Monestary), drive up, taxi (with the driver waiting 1 hour) or walk (walking map available from the tourist office) We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Cumbria, United Kingdom

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are several ways to visit, tour (usually with Bellapis Monestary), drive up, taxi (with the driver waiting 1 hour) or walk (walking map available from the tourist office) We took a taxi up, but told the driver we would walk down, and spent over 2 hours exploring the castle. We are glad that we weren't rushed, as there were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of three castles built in Northern Cyprus to defend against attacks from the Arabs in the 7th century. It is probably the most impressive standing high up in the mountains where even today it looks quite formidable. Today’s travellers need to be reasonably fit to climb the steep steps and as usual take extra care; there are... More 

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb to the castle in an underpowered tiny hire car, containing two considerably overweight people, was quite nerve-wracking! Finally arriving at the castle, my friend and I climbed up the stone steps, but found it was hard going, and my head for heights let me down!! Rumoured to have inspired Walt Disney with his film Snow White and the... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here whilst on a visit to Kyrenia, we are so glad we did, the views from the top are incredible but you will need a bit odd stamina to get to the top but well worth it. Entrance fee is 9 TRY so pretty cheap. You get the feeling that you are back in time and with a bit... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location but difficult for me with arthritic knee as loads of steps. Look out for mountain goats and buzzards. Cheap to visit by taxi that waited an hour then took us to Bella pais monastery and waited another hour all for 110 TL (about £25)

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of trip from Paphos we headed here with our bus guide. Some others decided to avoid as there was little time but we are glad we did this part. Amazing views and great bit of history to the place with a fairly new museum with fascinating stories to be told there also. In all glad we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great castle to visit in Northern Cyprus. The views are just amazing. You need flat comfortable shoes and lots of stamina because there are lots of steps if you want to see it all. You also need considerable time to see it all. There is a small refreshment bar halfway up. Selling lovely refreshing 'lemonade' made from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lot of walking but the views as you keep heading up are breathtaking. Can NOT miss doing this if visiting! Wouldn't recommend in the peak of the summer though as would be too hot to look around and experience

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this castle as part of an organised tour of Northern Cyprus while based in Kyrenia. It is a quite a drive so a hire car or an organised trip is essential as I imagine a taxi could be rather expensive as others have indicated. It is high on a mountain peak and is in ruins with no complete... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was really hard to go Castle unless you hire a car. Taxis demand too much. But we had to see St.Hilarion.So, we took a taxi. View is amazing. It definetely worths to go. But be careful, visiting hour is limited.

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