Saint Hilarion Castle, Cyprus, built during the 10th century on the mountain where the saint lived in a cave late in life centuries earlier. Saint Hilarion Castle has a rich history and was first mentioned in 1191 documentation of Richard the Lionheart’s campaign. Also, it is believed he spent his honeymoon here after his marriage to Berengaria. In addition, the castle is thought to be the inspiration for Walt Disney's “Sleeping Beauty”.
North Cyprus. Photographer: Marko Holmgren.
The Saint Hilarion Castle (also known as Saint Hilarion Kalesi) is located near Karmi Village and about 7 km from the city of Kyrenia, wi.
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KANTARA CASTLE, Northern Cyprus. The Kantara Castle is the easternmost of the three castles situated on the Kyrenia mountain range in Cyprus. Sitting at 630 metres above sea level it is well positioned to control the entrances to Karpass Peninsula and Mesaoria plain. It is believed that the Byzantines built the castle in the 10th century as a lookout post against raiding Arabs