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Excursion to Kyrenia castle

Have you ever received a postcard from Northern Cyprus? If so you will probably remember the picturesque scene on the front of the card depicting the historic Kyrenia harbour with its iconic castle which has been guarding the harbour for several hundred years, and is one of Cyprus’s brightest stars on the tourist map.

High up on the thick golden walls you can take a stroll around and take in the beautiful views of the Mountain range, the azure blue Mediterranean Sea and the romantic setting of the half-moon shaped Harbour. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful views.

The castle was built in 330 AD but has been rebuilt at various times after that.

Inside the huge courtyard you find yourself in an environment that bears traces of the distant past. Here you can get a light lunch or a coffee. A must is to visit the museum which is located in one of the castle halls which displays a shipwreck of a 2300 year old merchant ship.

After wandering around for a few hours in the castle you may like to end the day with a cool drink or two and a nice meal at one of the many restaurants located in Kyrenia’s harbour.

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Maria likes to express her-self in both image and text. Having previously lived and worked in Australia specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Maria desires to see and experience new and interesting places with new eyes, and therefore is often on the move. On trips she brings inspiration and ideas for image making. Recently, Maria worked with property photography for various brokerage firms in Sweden. Since March 2014, she resides in North Cyprus.