Trip to Kantaras Castle Mountain

Mountain Hikes · Republik Zypern
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
98.7 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
991 m
Descent
643 m
Scenic Cultural/historical value Summit route Geological highlights Family friendly
We started from Dali Area by mini bus due to the fact that bigger buses cannot enter that area in the Kantaras Castle up in the mountain. In about 1 hour we arrive firstly in Ammochostos Area and our first stop was in a restaurant nearby. Then, we continue our trip through narrow paths to arrive to Kantaras Castle.

Author’s recommendation

Kantaras Castle is a historical and cultural monument and is worth to visit.
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Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
585 m
Lowest point
9 m
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The route had narrow paths,wild nature so in case your are not so familiar with mountain hiking you will need more time to reach the top of the mountain and reach the Kantaras castle.

The Castle of Kantara is located on Pentadachylo, on the occupied side of Cyprus. It was built in the 11th century by the Byzantines and was destroyed by the Venetians in the 16th century. In 1191 it is first mentioned in sources.The castle of Kantara is believed to have taken its name from the Arabic word "Kandar" which means steep rock and this is due to the location where the castle is located.According to popular tradition, the castle was built by a beautiful but very bad woman! Rigaina. So she tortured the workers who, after finishing the construction of the castle, ordered her soldiers, and threw them on the cliff so as not to reveal the secrets of the castle. The castle is under Turkish occupation after the barbaric invasion of the Turks in our Cyprus in 1974

Public transport

You can go there only by car or a mini bus or motorbike.

Getting there

We got there by foot and took the mini bus.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The required equipment is a backbag with bottle of water, a small towel.
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George Michael
Updated: June 05, 2020

Travel Guide: Mountain hikes in Republik Zypern


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