No trip to Kyrenia is complete without a visit to the iconic Kyrenia Castle located in the city’s picturesque old harbour. The castle is believed to originate from 330 AD but was in the 7th century constructed for defending Kyrenia and has kept enemies away from the shores for centuries.
Today it instead attracts tourists from all over the world. It is popular to take a stroll along the castle as this offers stunning views of the Kyrenia Mountains, the Mediterranean Sea and the gorgeous harbour. The old walls surrounded by boats are a pretty sight and the castle is a must-visit for those looking for a romantic and historic setting. Don’t miss the courtyard adorned with palm trees and lush greenery where you can enjoy lunch or coffee. There is also a museum at the castle where you can marvel at a 2300 years old shipwreck.