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Kolossi Castle, Kolossi, Cyprus | Cyprus - Southwest (IMG_2315.jpg)

Kolossi Castle, Kolossi, Cyprus

Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold on the south-west edge of Kolossi village, 14 km (9 mi) west of the city of Limassol on the island of Cyprus. It held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages, and contained large facilities for the production of sugar from the local sugarcane, one of Cyprus's main exports in the period. The original castle was built in 1210 by the 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).
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