Do you know where Walt Disney found the inspiration for the design of Snow White’s castle? In northern Cyprus! Make the climb to Saint Hilarion Castle, on top of the Kyrenia mountain range. As you can see, the view are stunning!
The Kyrenia mountain range in the background
Spectacular view of the Mediterranean sea
Stunning views, 732 m. above sea level
Lookout from the upper ward.
The castle has three sections: a lower, middle and upper ward. The lower section was used for soldiers and horses. In the middle you’ll see what’s left of the royal palace with a kitchen, church and courtyard. The Prince John Tower is at the top
Bees loving the bright yellow flowers
The castle first belonged to a hermit, then it became a monastery (10th century), then a fort (11th century). It was the ideal location to spot pirates raiding the coast.
Read the story behind the pictures here:
Snow white’s castle