Cyprus - Kyrenia Castle

Kyrenia Castle stands stoically at the edge of the harbor.
We soon found ourselves ensconced inside, admiring the ruins.

We heard a sound coming from a small nook in the wall and spotted some baby pigeons!  Very cool...
From the center courtyard, we had all kinds of options to explore.
We started at the Ancient Shipwreck Museum which houses the remnants of a 4th century BC Greek Merchant vessel.
Upon entering, we admired the stone jugs salvaged from the ship used to transport goods like wine and olive oil.
A reproduction of the ship shows how these casks were likely stored for transit.
We were super-impressed by the shipwreck itself; at 2500 years old, it was in an impressive state of repair.
Finishing up at the Shipwreck Museum, we descended a staircase from the central courtyard unsure of what we'd find below.
We spotted mannequins loading a cannon. We noticed a little alcove around to the left of this scene and leaned in and contorted ourselves to see what was back there...
I laughed out loud when I saw this gent lounging around with a cask of wine while his compatriots did the heavy lifting!  It was worth the long walk down here just to see this!
Back in the courtyard, we ascended a set of stairs to take a walk around the castle wall.
A large dog seemed to be guarding the entrance.
Walking around the wall was a bit of an obstacle course but was worth it for the sweeping views of Kyrenia.
We continued around the wall, admiring the town from various vantage points.
We took one last look at the courtyard before heading back into town.
We discovered a Turkish dessert place en route called Bilge Tatli.  The kid working the counter didn't speak any English but we managed to convey what we wanted to buy through pointing and miming.
We caught a bus (5 Turkish Lira) back to Nicosia making up for the high cost of a taxi earlier in the day.

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