Kolossi Medieval Castle

  • Location

    Kolossi, Limassol

  • Tickets

    For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
    The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.

  • Opening Times

    September 16 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 17:00
    April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 19:30

    All year round.
    Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).

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Kolossi castle stands as a splendid illustration of military architecture, originally constructed in the 13th century and later rebuilt in its current form during the 15th century.

Following the fall of Acre in 1291, it assumed the role of the Grand Commandery for the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. In the 14th century, it came under the control of the Knights Templar. During their time in Cyprus, the Knights were involved in the production and export of a sweet wine, which eventually earned the name 'vin de Commanderie.' Today, this wine is known as Commandaria, representing one of the oldest named wines globally, maintaining its name for over eight centuries.

Adjacent to the castle lies the remains of a 14th-century sugar mill.

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