Cyprus, Nicosia

Colossi Castle

Updated: 1 month ago

Colossi Castle is a famous structure on the island of Cyprus, located just 10 kilometers away from the popular tourist destination of Limassol. Let's explore what it is and why you should visit.

Colossi Castle is often referred to as a tall square tower, but it is actually just a part of the architectural complex of a medieval fortress, with the main tower known as the "donjon." Unfortunately, the other buildings of Colossi Castle have suffered damages over time, and due to its proximity to the old city port, the castle was often attacked by enemies.

The third floor was used as the personal chambers of the Grand Commander and a hall for the knights. The castle oversaw about 60 villages and numerous plantations. It was here that the knights, under the leadership of the Grand Commander, began producing the legendary Cypriot wine Commandaria.

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What Makes Colossi Castle in Cyprus Stand Out

The main tower reaches a height of 22 meters, each wall is 16 meters wide, and their thickness is 1.25 meters. Thanks to these sturdy walls, the tower managed to survive earthquakes and has been preserved almost in its original state to this day.

The first floor of the tower housed storage rooms, and you can still see water containers in them. The sugar and oil production factory and a mill have also survived to this day.

In one of the rooms on the second floor, you can see a large fresco depicting the scene of the crucifixion of Christ, as well as images of the Virgin Mary and Saint John.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colossi Castle

How to Get to the Castle?

Since the structure is close to Limassol, it is quite easy to reach even by public transport. Bus number 17 runs from the Old Hospital stop directly to the castle from 6 am to 7 pm. The parking location is indicated on the map below the text.

What Are the Visiting Hours of the Castle?

In the low season, from mid-September to mid-April, access to the castle is allowed from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, in the summer period, from mid-April to mid-September, from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm.

How Much Does It Cost to Enter the Castle?

The entrance fee to Colossi Castle is 2.5 euros. You can also purchase a pass for visiting all museums and ancient sites: 8.5 euros for 1 day, 17 euros for 3 days, and 25 euros for 7 days.

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