St. Hilarion Castle Visiting Hours - Cyprus Journey

St. Hilarion Castle Visiting Hours

People who want to watch the Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus view from above, especially St. They are visiting Hilarion Castle.

Fri, 12 May 2023

St. Hilarion Castle Visiting Hours - Entrance Fee - Where and How to Get There?

People who want to watch the Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus view from above, especially St. They are visiting Hilarion Castle. The history of the building, which is the best preserved among the castles of Kantara and Bufavento, goes back to ancient times. In this article, St. We will give information about Hilarion Castle. You can make a travel plan towards this beautiful castle by reading our entire article.

St. What is the Importance of Hilarion Castle?

The castle is located at an altitude of 732 meters. Visitors can climb the castle and enjoy the breathtaking view of the area. But the attraction of the castle is not limited to this. The castle has a mystical atmosphere. This air also integrates with the impressive architecture of the castle, giving its visitors unforgettable moments. The castle reflects the impressive architecture of the Middle Ages. st. Another name for Hilarion Castle is Dieu D'amour. The history of the castle, which has a very turbulent past, contains both success and tragic moments. The castle, which was emptied after the Venetians captured the island in 1489, consists of three main parts.

St. When was Hilarion Castle Built and by Who?

St. It is not known exactly when the Hilarion Castle was built, but in some historical sources, M.S. It is thought to have been built by the Byzantines in the 11th century. According to sources, this castle was the watchtower of the Byzantines. The castle got its name from a monk who immigrated to Cyprus. This monk spent his last years in the region after Jerusalem was conquered by the Arabs.

St. Where is Hilarion Castle?

St. Where is Hilarion Castle

The castle is built on Mount Five Fingers. It is located in the west. You can reach the castle, which is 10 km from Kyrenia, by climbing 480 steps. To access the region, you need to enter the Kyrenia - Nicosia Highway via the mountain road.

St. How to Get to Hilarion Castle?

St. You can use your own vehicle or tour companies to reach Hilarion Castle. Traveling with tour companies will provide you with detailed information about the region. Let's get to the directions:
• Follow the Nicosia main road
• Continue on the ring road
• After reaching the circle, turn right and enter the Kyrenia main road.
• Take the 3rd exit in the direction of Beşparmak mountains.
• After 200 meters, turn left and proceed. You can easily reach your destination by following the signs.

St. What are the Hilarion Castle Visiting Hours?

You can visit the castle between 09.00 and 18.00. However, the last time to enter is 17.00. Let's also point out that the closing time is earlier in some months. Tours are done by taxi for 4 people. Hotel pickup begins. Entrance fees, food and necessities are paid out of pocket of the visitors. At the end of the tour, visitors are taken back to where they were picked up.

St. Hilarion Castle Entrance Fee

St. Hilarion Castle Entrance Fee

The entrance fee to the castle varies. In 2022, the average wage was between 15-20 TL. Prices vary depending on the destination included in the tour. Tours departing from Kyrenia hotels are more economical than Lapta Alsancak region. Joining the tours will allow you to experience an economical trip. Taxis take between 1 - 4 people and the fare is the same. You can use credit card for payment.

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