Kolossi Castle in Episkopi

Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
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Trip End Feb 06, 2011


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Leaving behind the beach we head to the other side towards Kolossi.

The castle is found among a fertile valley to the mouth of the river Kouris. There was immense sugar-cane, olive, cotton, locust-tree and cereal plantations as well as vineyards in this area in the old times.



The castle itself is a fine example of military architecture.

It is a construction of the 13th century and subsequently rebuilt in its present form in the middle of the 15th century.

The castle served as the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar and some years later as the headquarters of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

The thread below will show you what you  the inside of the castle.

www.cypruscastles.com/panorama_limassol.htm
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laorfamily
laorfamily on

Wow Popi, how beautiful. Wonderful pictures.

Georgia on

I loved this entry because I am currently reading a wonderful book about knights and castles called, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It was so great to see these photos! Thank you, Popi. I hope to see this in person someday soon.

rossport
rossport on

beautiful photography Popi and the history is so great

DennyP on

well done Popi...looks very quiet and tranquil there..

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