Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold on the south-west edge of Kolossi village 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of the city of Limassol on the island of Cyprus. It held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages, and contained large facilities for the production of sugar from the local sugarcane, one of Cyprus's main exports in the period. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers).
The present castle was built in 1454 by the Hospitallers under the Commander of Kolossi, Louis de Magnac, whose coat-of-arms can be seen carved into the castle's walls.
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Ian White | Dec 2, 2017
This castle was originally a Knights' Template fortress and is steeped in history. It is well worth costing for the sense of restrained strength that it has and the feel for the times when it was occupied. The stairs to the roof are hard work but the views from the keep is well worth the effort so don't be put off. The grounds have been sympathetically prepared so you can get a good perspective from the ruins of how the supporting structures were laid out and how they worked.
Charles Jackson | Feb 21, 2018
Interesting place to spend some time. Great views from the top of the keep. Cheap entry and the toilets spotless, puts some of our places in England to shame.
James Wilkinson | Jan 29, 2018
Great place to visit. One of the original crusader castles, and it show. Nothing else like it around Cyprus. Has aged much better than similar Castles in the UK.
Phone Fixer Cy | Jan 12, 2018
If in the area worth a vist to this big empty castle. clime the winding stairs to the top for a great viwe. Entrance Fee is very cheap If i remember correctly it just 2 or 3 euros for adluts and i think it was free for kids.
Andrius Lukoševičius | Feb 20, 2018
Good looking castle, nothing to see inside, besides a view from top of castle. Friendly staff. Free wifi
M Ay | Apr 1, 2018
Lovely old castle near Limassol. The weather was great when we were there and the views from the top was also great. A restaurant nearby and the lavatories at the site were clean and hygienic. The entry free was also reasonable compared to visiting a castle anywhere else.
r b | Apr 21, 2018
Kolossi Castle is a charming little place to visit and look around where you will be able to get a few nice photographs. There are public toilets in the grounds which were very clean and tidy. There is a car park opposite the castle and there is no charge to park there. There is also a small cafe and a shop should you need anything to eat or drink. Entrance into the castle is very cheap.
Hickman Keir | Apr 18, 2018
Castle is perhaps a bit of a grand way to describe this. Entrance price is 2.50 euros which perhaps might be a bit much for what is quite a short trip. The view from the top is nice although it is only accessible by quite a narrow spiral staircase so not advisable for anyone with physical difficulties.
Kirill S | Jul 4, 2018
interesting place to visit. there is nice wine museum near it. so you can visit both places in one trip.
Floris Naaijkens | Jun 11, 2018
Beautiful arch site, but not much to do. So, plan a trip from Limassol to Paphos, do not take the highway, but the B roads, and just make a little pitstop at Kolossi. Photo opportunity!
Jacqueline Mapanao | Jul 19, 2018
Another great castle that I visited. There were 3 floors showing the main hall and I think one was a place of worship. The view from the roof top was incredible! There was a sugar mill but it was being restored when we went there. An aqueduct was visible too. Entrance fee is 2.5€
Marco Nordmann | Jul 7, 2018
Interesting medival castel with remains of the fortification and an attached sugar mill. Well preserved and a nice garden attached. One can almost feel how the Johanniter used to live here. There are a small cafe and a restaurant near by and lots of parking. Interesting for kids and adults who are interested in castles and knights
Dušan Koudela | Jul 17, 2018
A tiny medieval castle with adjacent sugar cane mill and an aqueduct. The entrance fee is 2.5 euro. From Limassol, it's easily reachable by the A6 highway.
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