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Kourion (Curium)
Kourion (Curium) Site
 
Kolossi
Kolossi Castle
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kourion
 
Kourion (Curium)

 
The archaeological site of Kourion (known also as Curium) is situated on the shores of the southern side of the island of Cyprus. Founded by Achaean colonists from Argos in the Late Bronze age it has been a Greek, Roman and Christian town and remained inhabited until the early Middle Ages.  READ MORE
 
 


 

 
 
Kolossi
 
Kolossi Castle
 
 
Located at the village of Kolossi, 11 kilometres from Limassol, Kolossi Castle is one of the most important medieval fortifications in Cyprus.
 
Built originally in 1210 by the Knights of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers) when the land around Kolossi was given to them by King Hugh I. It came into the possession of the Knights Templar in 1306 but after the Order of the Templars was abolished in 1313 by the order of Pope Clement, the castle reverted to the Hospitallers.  READ MORE
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

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