Nestled high in the rocky mountain tops overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the ruins of Saint Hilarion Castle feature crumbling walls, Byzantine ornaments, and 100 km (60 mi) views. Although the exact construction date is unknown, the castle and a former monastery are estimated to be about 1,000 years old. Serving as a royal home with economic units, stables, and military quarters, the site survived until the Venetian arrival in the 15th century, when it was dismantled. You'll discover dark, mysterious tunnels and preserved church elements here. Don't miss the arch overlooking the sea, which makes a great photo spot. Plan a Kyrenia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Saint Hilarion Castle Reviews
Bu kale girneye çok yakın.Buraya gelipte bu kaleyi görmeden gitmeyin.Bu kaleden aşağıya baktığınızda tüm girneyi görüyorsunuz.çok güzel bir duygu.Kalenin hikayesi çok etkileyici.Yorulacaksınız ama Bu ... more »This fortress is very close to the entry. Don't go in here without seeing this castle. When you look down this castle, you see the whole entry. It's a beautiful feeling. The story of the castle is impressive. You will be tired but you must see this castle...
Burayı o kadar çok sevdim ki 2 defa ziyaret ettim karış karış gezdik Ben tarihi yer aşığı birisi olarak bayıldım buraya gezerken çok dikkat etmelisiniz tehlikeli basamakları var her yerde değil ne olu... more »I loved this place so much that I visited it 2 times, I loved it as a historical place lover I love to be very careful when you wander here there are dangerous steps everywhere is not a place to be seen no matter what
Its on the hill top and you have to take many steps to cover all castle. Wisely choose your castle visit time, to avoid scorching sunlight.
Amazing view point but it is not easy to reach to top of the castle by climbing whole upstairs. In nearby this castle, you can also visit the tank which was used by Turkish army in 1974.
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