Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

About Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Castle of Paphos. Cyprus

Phone: 357-26306217

Ticket Price: 3 EUR

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Time Required: 02:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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 - Write a Review

  • Lovely place to sit and have a glass of wine and watch the boats come and go. Prices are slightly higher but well worth it.

  • I couldn't get in today, because of the prep going on outside for a concert. I've been in before; and, as others have said here, there isn't a great deal to see. Still, I found it interesting and there are some luvly views from the roof.

  • Disappointing attraction. No signage outside to say you can go in. Most the projectors, lights and attractions werjt workings and nothing was interesting or telling you about the history,you just some paintings shoved in rooms. Comprising of 2 floors (Ground and roof) entry fee was €2.50 each. You do get a nice view from the top but looking inland is ruined by large sets of seating which ruins the view inland. Looking out to see was a nice view but will only fill 15minutes at most. Personally I'd avoid.

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  • One nice view of the sea, rest is rooftops, carparks, and seating. Not a single projector or information screen was working and only half the stone rooms were even lit so seeing anything inside them almost impossible, minimal signs with its history or even a sign to say it's open to the public. Entry is really cheap though.

  • Nice tourist attraction for anyone with an interest in history. Cheap entry cost. Its not an attraction you can spend all day at but good for an hour or so to wonder around and enjoy the castle.

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