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Die Burg war für die Verwaltung des südlichen Zyperns von großer strategischer Bedeutung und diente zudem als Lager von Zucker, einem der wichtigsten Exportgüter Zyperns im Mittelalter. Die ursprüngliche Burg wurde wahrscheinlich im Jahre 1210 von fränkischen Truppen erbaut. Das Land wurde von König Hugo III an die Ritter des Ordens vom Hl. Johannes zu Jerusalem (Johanniter) übergegeben. Die heutige Burg wurde im Jahre 1454 von den Johannitern erbaut. Bewohner der Burg waren Richard I. von England, die Templer und die Johanniter. Heute sind von der Burg noch der Wohnturm und die ehemalige Zuckermühle, sowie Teile der umgebenden Mauern erhalten.

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