Historical sites around Kyrenia
Saint Hilarion Castle, on the Kyrenia mountain range, commanding the pass road from Kyrenia to Nicosia, the best-preserved ruin of the three former strongholds in these mountains. It was originally a monastery, named after a monk who allegedly chose the site for his hermitage, with a cloister and a church built there in the 10th century. Starting in the 11th century, the Byzantines began a fortification. It is said to have been the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Snow White’s castle.