Kolossi Castle was known to contain large facilities for the production of sugar from the local sugarcane and held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages as it was one of Cyprus's main exports during that time. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Kolossi Castle lies in the South-West edge of Kolossi village, 14 kilometres West of Limassol.