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Cyprus walking tour of Kyrenia Castle with Tuncer Bagiskan


By Chris Krzentz……..

chris-krzentzFor this walking tour, I visited the ancient Kyrenia Castle which stands guard over the old harbour where today many charter boats are moored and tourists and locals sit and enjoy the sun and scenery with a drink and perhaps also enjoy a meal.

Leading us on this tour of Kyrenia castle is Turkish Cypriot Retired Archaeologist, Tuncer Bagiskan who showed us and explains so much about this fascinating ancient place.

As we walked across the bridge which once covered a moat, Tuncer started to tell us about some of the features of the castle which had been built by various rulers of Cyprus in times gone by.

tuncer-bagiskan

Tuncer Bagiskan

From the entrance door we walked along the entrance tunnel and looked at the Byzantine chapel which was built in the 12th century and changed as the castle was modified in later years. From here we visited a fascinating shop that sells handmade replicas of  historical items.

Now we had reached an earlier part of the castle and we visited a hall in which there was a visual representation of Kyrenia and its surrounding area and here there are many fine drawings by the famous artist William Dreghorn who died in 2001 and who explored and created so many fine pictures as well as writing books about North Cyprus.

Next we visited the Kyrenia Ship Wreck museum but there is so much that we viewed, so please sit back and enjoy the video on your personal walk around Kyrenia castle and if you like my videos, feel free to subscribe to my global youtube channel click here and you can also find me by clicking on the following links FacebookChris Krzentz Presents, Cyprus Culture Group, Twitter, LinkedIn,

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2 replies »

    • Thank you Sermen for your comment. Tuncer is amazing. I wouldn’t be able to do these videos without him. His wisdom, professional knowledge, and nice heart are priceless !!!

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