Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

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  • Address: Castle of Paphos. Cyprus
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 357-26306217
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

This unassuming structure has served quite a number of uses. It was a Byzantine fort to begin with. An earthquake devastated it and so the Franks refortified it in the 1200s. The Venetians broke it before the Ottomans could take over in 1570, and then the Ottomans rebuilt it. Finally, the British used it in the 20th century as a salt warehouse. If all this sounds singularly unromantic, that’s unfortunate, because the building is actually a strategic defence for Paphos.

Today, it’s one of Paphos’ most prominent  landmarks, and a site for many culture exhibitions an events. Tourists are often disappointed that there is nothing to see inside the castle, so you’ve been forewarned. Still, climb dup. It’s cheap, and the views from the top are spectacular. There are plenty of eateries nearby and the place looks quite pretty lighted up in the evening.

Paphos Harbour Castle Information

  • Walk about the palace exterior in the evening for a nice time.
  • Don’t expect to see much inside the castle.

How To reach Paphos Harbour Castle by Public Transport

  • Kato Paphos Bus Station

Restaurants Near Paphos Harbour Castle

  • Le Boite 67
  • Pelican

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Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos Reviews

  • Small but nice castle. Nice to see the fishing boats. Nice little cafes. But beware of the tourist shops there as they are expensive. This place is very typical and not that crowded which makes it a great day out if you're coming from limassol.

  • Not expensive and quite small. Not that much to see but views from the top over the Harbour are worth the time.

  • This isn’t too bad. It’s a very quick visit, and with so many other archeological sites around, this isn’t the best one, for sure. But, it is very relaxing. You’ll have to get through the gauntlet of tourists traps to get to it.

  • Small castle fortification on the sea wall in Pafos. It dates back to the 12th century and has been restored for heritage and tourists. The scenery is beautiful and you can go up to the top for a view of Pafos. It is right beside the archeological site so it’s worth a. Extra walk to see it. Enjoy.

  • A very nice place. The landmark of Paphos. A must visit!

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