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Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia

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Built by the Venetians on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Kyrenia Castle features dungeons with medieval torture displays and a shipwreck museum. Dating back to the 3rd-century Hellenistic and Roman periods, the site has seen much action. Serving the Byzantines in the 8th century, the Lusignans in the 13th, and the Venetians during the 15th to 16th century, the castle finally became inactive in the 1960s after hosting British and Greek police, prisoners, and soldiers for almost a century. View reconstructed underground cells where prisoners were held and tortured--nobleman and servant alike. Walk through exhibits of archeological findings, spanning from 4410 BCE to 632 CE, and see a Greek merchant shipwreck from the 4th century BCE. Plan your Kyrenia Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyrenia using our Kyrenia trip builder tool.
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  • A must view place lots of historical facts and things to see only 20lira entrance and about an hour to complete restaurant inside too 
    A must view place lots of historical facts and things to see only 20lira entrance and about an hour to complete restaurant inside too  more »
  • Different experience, beatiful castle especially at the time sunset…you should walk and climb for a while to see this view 
    Different experience, beatiful castle especially at the time sunset…you should walk and climb for a while to see this view  more »

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