Saint Hilarion Castle is situated in the Kyrenia Mountains in Northern Cyprus; at first it was a monastery (10th cent.) named after a saint who allegedly chose this place for hermitage, later in the 11th cent. the Byzantines begun fortification. Much of the castle was dismantled by the Venetians in the 15th century.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is a self-declared state, recognised only by Turkey; it is considered under occupation by the international community. However, they have separate postal system from Cyprus - this is why I was so thrilled to be able to do this swap! On top of everything, I received such an amazing view :) Huge thanks to crtekoza who offered to send cards from her travels xD