Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle [Source]

The Kolossi Castle is a stronghold a few kilometers outside the city of Limassol on the island of Cyprus. It held a 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 I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers), and the present castle was built in 1454 by the Hospitallers. Dwellers in the castle include Richard the Lionhearted, the Templars and the already mentioned Hospitallers.

Kolossi Castle Stamp from Cyprus

Districts of Cyprus

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