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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saint Hilarion castle is historically very important as it was part of the history of the Crusades and also The Knights Templar.The castle was also linked in North Cyprus to Kantara castle and there was a third at what is now Kalecik or GASTRIA (approx...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andy w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning view of the Girne region. Worth of visiting and climbing to the top. Maybe it Is not historical significant but its location Is great.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great thing to go see in Kyrenia! The castle sprawls out over the top of the mountain and is beautiful and fun to explore. The hike to the very top of the castle is steep, but it's a well defined path with hand rails the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place, fascinating history and breathtaking views. Didn't reach the highest point though, and sorry for that but had no time and not enough strength. Maybe next time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tasta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is near Kyrenia but you need a car or an excursion to get here. The drive up into the mountains is great. The castle itself is interesting. There are fortifications on two peaks and on the one peak there is an Upper and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How they built this place in such an inaccessible place is a wonder in its self. It really is picture post card stuff, amazing to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bluescafe2015
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

On The hillside, 1/2 an hour from Kyrenia, is an old Castle and Church from more than 1000 years ago. There is a bit of a walk from The parkingstation, but its worth it, to walk from The first point up to The third. On...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

My husband and I have special interest to castles, form the beginning it was a must-go place for us! A real wow, St.Hilarion is really beutiful though half ruined and the nature around is just breath-taking. Worth the visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank adnarols
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This castle is situated high up on the Kyrenia Mountains and built on 3 levels after climbing steep steps, but it’s worth the climb to stare out at the view and clamber over the ruins. It’s not large but nice to visit for a couple...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank valmac_12
Reviewed January 6, 2019

St Hilarion Castle is well worth a visit - just 20 minutes from Kyrenia and easy to find. The entrance fee is very cheap. Make sure that you have plenty of time as the site is huge. There are a lot of stairs so you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Phil R
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Stephen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a carpark with toilets and a small café. But be prepared for a long uphill walk.
June 18, 2017|
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
One day in Northern Cyprus (3 Replies)
I will be traveling to Cyprus (Larnaca) with my husband in September. Due to logistics and short time available we have one day to visit Northern Cyprus. How to do that? Can you recommend any tours doing such trips from Larnaca, Agia Napa or Nicosia? What about public buses, are there connections between North and South Cyprus? Has anyone rented a car in North Nicosia? Any recommendations? Obviously we would like to see as much as possible and do it on a budget. We were thinking of going...More
August 17, 2018|
Response fromStarfishKi33es|
Hi. there are buses that you can get to nicosia. (south side) and then walk over the border at ledra crossing and then hire a car from there OR you can get a bus to kyrenia from nicosia (north) sorry i don't have any information on buses but you could email or contact cyprusbooking . com (sorry I'm not sure i can put web links in so if you put in www . cyprus booking . com) without any spaces, the should help you to get to the web site and make plans to visit the north for a day.
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Nort Cyprus trip ideas (7 Replies)
Hi! I'll be staying in Kyrenia for three days in August during my trip to Cyprus. I'll be with a rental car and just want to gather some ideas of what to see in the Northern part. I'll go to St. Hilarion Castle and most probably to Famagusta. Is there anything else that's a so-called must-see in the North. Also, which beaches are the best, let's say not more than an hour/hour and a half drive from Kyrenia? Thanks
May 06, 2016|
Response fromskjgs|
Hi, When you go to Famagusta I'd go to palm beach or drive up towards to karpas to Salamis there's a nice beach there and the ruins if your interested? Also further up past Bogas is Bafra bay there's a stunning beach there it's next to the Kaya Artemis hotel! All the best
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Getting to St. Hilarion Castle from Nicosia (5 Replies)
Hi Guys, I'm travelling Cyprus over the next couple of days, I'll be based in Larnaca.We're hoping to leave at 7am to get to Nicosia on a rental car and then make our way to Kyrenia on public transport. We want to see the castle and also check out St. Hilarion Castle finishing around sunset. Then making our way back to Nicosia and having dinner there. What's the most cost and time effective way of going to St. Hilarion Castle with the limited time we have? From my research it seems...More
December 24, 2015|
Response fromLaderaCottage|
There is no bus to St Hilarion Castle, so you will have to get a taxi from Kyrenia up to the castle and then pre-arrange one back again, or have them wait for you for a couple of hours if you plan on walking to the top... well worth it, but one hell of a steep walk up. That said it may be cheaper and more convenient to hire a car North side for a day.