Paphos Harbour Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

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.

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

  • Kato Paphos Bus Station

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  • Pelican

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  • Paphos Harbour Castle Address: Castle of Paphos. Cyprus
  • Paphos Harbour Castle Contact Number: 357-26306217
  • Paphos Harbour Castle Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Paphos Harbour Castle Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Paphos Harbour Castle(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Paphos Harbour Castle: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 90.08% of people who visit Paphos include Paphos Harbour Castle in their plan

  • 58.85% of people start their Paphos Harbour Castle visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Paphos Harbour Castle

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

87.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paphos Harbour Castle

People normally club together Paphos Municipal Baths and Adonis Baths Water Falls while planning their visit to Paphos Harbour Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Wouldn't have any problems with this historical site if it was free, but the fainthearted attempt at a museum inside doesn't really justify the cost. It's still pretty interesting to go on top of the fortress and look it over the sea but part of it's closed and downstairs there's just a few pictures with captions.

  • Not a huge amount to see. Info boards give a good overview of the region and entry is cheap. The castle architecture is interesting and you can gain a good vantage point over the bay from here.

  • A lovely focal point to the paphos harbour. Not an awful lot to see but then it is only €1.50 to get in and well worth it for the view from the top. Nicely lit at night and from the town it is situated right where the sun goes down and makes for some beautiful sunset photos. For this reason you will find it truly memorable.

  • Well worth a visit if you are in the harbour area of Paphos. Great place to photograph around especially at sunset. Small fee to enter the Castle itself.

  • Nice view from the top. Not much to the place really. But at least the €2.50 entrance fee goes towards some good conservation schemes.

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