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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 view from the Top

It's preferable not to go in the summer time as u gonna walk a lot is not only walking it's kinda climbing. . The history of the castle is nice the view from the top is breath... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's preferable not to go in the summer time as u gonna walk a lot is not only walking it's kinda climbing. . The history of the castle is nice the view from the top is breath taking .. when ever u goes up u can see all girne and the sea .. wear comfortable clothes and very good running... More 

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Thank Rasha A
Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle complex is within minutes of central Kyrenia/Girne by car or taxi. Best to leave a few hours free as the castle clambers up the high peaks above the town and gives stunning views across the Med to Turkey, and along the length of the island as far into the Karpaz, and best to go as early as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting drive up to the castle and well worth the effort. The views from the castle are breathtaking, a must visit during your stay. Reasonable ticket prices and a lovely cafe with exceptional views of the coastline.

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Thank Caroline M
Llandysul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At times it was hard going climbing up and up and up but we finally made it to the top at 729 metres above sea level. The views were fantastic and made it worth the effort.

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking is quite limited, let's get that out of the way. It helps if you are reasonably fit (Olympic standard not required; my wife and I are in our 60s!). Some areas contain reconstructions of life in a medieval Cyprus fort. There is a cafe serving (welcome) cold drinks near the top. The views are outstanding. A fascinating place to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We detoured of to St Hillerion on our way to Kyrenia, the drive up to the castle past Turkish barracks and forbidden areas added more gravitas to the visit than merely a country drive as we ascended the mountain. Then the ruins of a majestic fortress, a mix of Byzantine engineering and geological splendour greet the eye in all its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place. It is steeped in history, and with if you have any imagination you can feel the atmosphere of this ancient place all around you. The drive up is spectacular and somewhat hair raising due to the twisty windy nature of the road. The castle itself requires a lot of scrambling over uneven surfaces,and ascending many... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice castle, not expensive, well worth checking out. Wear comfortable shoes there's a few uneven surfaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be under no illusion, it is a very long way up the 400 steps to the top of St Hilarion, but the panoramic view from the top is simply spectacular. One of the best sites on either side of the island.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three levels of castle built along the centuries! A lot of stairs! Superb view all around. Better to be there early to enjoy the cool air and less crowd: no tourists buses!

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