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
90.97% of people who visit Paphos include Paphos Harbour Castle in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
58.85% 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
87.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paphos Harbour Castle
Paphos Harbour Castle Trips
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Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos Reviews
There is not a great deal to see at the castle. Access restricted to basement and the roof. Quite a few rooms sealed off. There are some information boards about local flora and fauna in the basement. Steep narrow steps to the room which does give great views over Paphos harbour area. Worth a visit. €2.50 entrance fee in Sept 2018.
One of the nicest landmarks of Paphos in Cyprus in the little marine. Easy to access and with a wonderful view from the top. It’s part of the old towns castle constructed by the Francs and used by ottomans as well. Worth to visit, nicely lighted at the night. Many times there are temporary exhibitions.
למרות שהמחיר נמוך, אבל תכלס אין מה לראות. סה"כ מבנה קטן. כמה תאים סגורים וגג. אין שום הסבר מה זה ועל מה זה. חוץ מלתפוס צל ביום חם לא משהו. לא שווה את המחיר.
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
Nice view of the harbour from the roof, not much else to see. Worth a visit whilst down at the harbour.