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Each castle holds its own myth!

The road to the Castle is quite winding, however when you get there you will find a reasonable-sized car park. This is a unique historical site and provides an unforgettable experience…

Enjoy the most panoramic views of Northern Cyprus from the peak…

St Hilarion Castle in Kyrenia

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Beautiful view from the windows of the castle

Visit the beautiful St. Hillarion Castle and look over Kyrenia from the top…

St. Hilarion Castle is said to have been the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Whether this is true or not, it is certain that this fairy-tale castle is an inspiring sight. it is perched high in the mountains overlooking Kyrenia, appearing to rise out of the rocks themselves.

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One of the best preserved of all the Crusader Castles

The best-preserved of North Cyprus’s Crusader castles, St. Hilarion is steeped in local myth and legend. It is believed that it is named after a hermit monk who lived here. The building itself dates back to the 11th century, when the Byzantines fortified it. It was further developed by the Lusignans, whose rulers used it as a summer residence.

It may be a steep climb to the top, but it is more than worth it for the spectacular views over the Kyrenia coastline spread out below. If it is a clear day you may even be able to see as far as the Turkish mainland. Don’t miss the beautiful Gothic window, known as the ‘Queen’s Window’.

It is believed that Richard the Lionheart spent his honeymoon in Saint Hilarion Castle and today North Cyprus is still popular as a romantic location. Cyprus Premier has a wide choice of Kyrenia hotels recommended for honeymoon couples.

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The castle is named after a hermit monk, St, Hilarion

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