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Larnaka Castle

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

The Larnaka castle is located at the southern end of the Foinikoudes promenade. It was built in the 12th century to defend the harbor town of Larnaka and the southern shores of the Kingdom of Cyprus. Other sources claim the Turks built it at the beginning of the 17th century.



During British colonial rule, they used it as a prison. They also build gallows for executing death sentences. The Greek Cypriots also used it as a prison during the civil war.

The castle houses a small Medieval Museum and exhibits about the early Christian era and the Ottoman era.


It is recommended to climb the wall and watch the beach and the promenade from above.


Entry costs: 2.5 Euros.


Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 - 17:00 (until 19:30 between April 16th and September 15th)

Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 17:00.



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