Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kolossi castle

Kolossi Castle is a medival (Crusader era) stronghold at the Kolossi village, 14 km (9 mi) west of the city of Limassol on the island of Cyprus. Trough the ages, the castle was belong to different factions of Crusaders, including Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem  and Knights Templar. It is believed that the castled build around 1210. The castle was mostly used as command center rather than defensive structure. It was also know that it produced sugar next to the castle for the creation of the sweet wine, Commandaria. Here are some pictures from my last visit:

Outside view of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus.
Outside view of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus. 

  Moving around the castle was only possible through small stairs. Inside he castle in Kolossi, Cyprus.
Moving around the castle was only possible through small stairs. Inside he castle in Kolossi, Cyprus.

Internal view of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus. Note the fireplace on the right.
Internal view of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus. Note the fireplace on the right.

View from the top of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus.
View from the top of the castle in Kolossi, Cyprus.

The last floor of the castle includes a small room with screen for displaying information, in Kolossi, Cyprus.
The last floor of the castle includes a small room with screen for displaying information, in Kolossi, Cyprus. 

Going to the last floor of the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus. There is also a small area under this part,  but it was not open to the public
Going to the last floor of the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus. There is also a small area under this part,
but it was not open to the public


View of the last floor inside the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus. Each big area had also a fireplace.
View of the last floor inside the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus. Each big area had also a fireplace. 
Area where they produced sugar - view from the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus.
Area where they produced sugar - view from the castle, in Kolossi, Cyprus.