Kyrenia Castle

The impressive Kyrenia Castle on the eastern corner of the harbour was begun in the 7th C by the Byzantine sin order to protect the city against Arab raids. Additional construction during the Lusignan ana Venetian periods further enlarged and fortified the castle. In order to escape the damage that was visted upon both Nicosia and Famagusta by the raiding Ottomans, Kyrenia surrendered and hence the Castle remains almost as it was then.