Paphos Harbour CastleCurrently Closed
- 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
Paphos Harbour Castle - Review
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
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Things to Know Before Visiting Paphos Harbour Castle
95% of people who visit Paphos include Paphos Harbour Castle in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
33.39% of people start their Paphos Harbour Castle visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Paphos Harbour Castle
69.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paphos Harbour Castle
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Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos Reviews
Very nice view from afar especially during the sunset. Once you get near the castle there is a few places to eat and drink with a very chilled and relaxed atmosphere. Also during the day they have stalls with many different things but mainly handmade. Over a lovely spot
Good historical building and interesting descriptions of local geology, fauna and flora. We were disappointed with the amount you could see within the building as a number of "rooms" where either locked or not accessible. 2.50 Euros is not a lot to spend, but when compared with paying the same price for the Tombs of the Kings, it is disappointing and could be so much better.
Very small castle with not much to see. You have access to the basement and the top and that's it. Many rooms are closed. There is a small "exhibition" with a few panels about the local fauna for example. The entrance fee is 2,50€ which is not much but still, not much to see. The view from the top is not that special either, kind of the same as the one from the rocks on the side (maybe it looks better when the sun sets, I cannot say).
Neat little castle doesn’t take too long to get through the whole thing. Impressive structure and nothing else really around of significance.
When being in Paphos it is definitely worthwhile to go by the medieval castle as it is really beautiful in it surroundings. Inside there is not much to see and does not add much to the experience. But, it only costs €2,50 for adults and you can look out over Kato Paphos from the top floor