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Medieval Castle of Larnaka/ Larnaka Fort

The castle is located in the centre of Larnaca city. It is believed to have been originally built during the Middle Ages, and took its present form during the Ottoman rule. Lusignan King James I (1382 - 1398 AD) built it to protect the harbour of the town. After the end of the Ottoman era in Cyprus in 1878, Cyprus was under British rule. The British converted it into a prison and it was used during the first years of their rule.

Leoforos Athinon, Larnaca