Kolossi Castle


Kolossi Castle
Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle
General information
Architectural style Stronghold
Town or city Limassol
Country Cyprus

Kolossi Castle is a crusader stronghold a few kilometers outside the city of Limassol on the island of Cyprus. It held great strategic importance and contained production of sugar, one of Cyprus' main exports in the Middle Ages. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by Frankish military when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh III to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers) (see also Commandaria), and the present castle was built in 1454 by the Hospitallers. Dwellers in the castle include the Templars and the already mentioned Hospitallers.

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Coordinates: 34°40′N 32°56′E / 34.667°N 32.933°E / 34.667; 32.933

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