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
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
Ok place not very big and not much to see or do here. The building itself is rather small which in my opinion warrants a free entry rather than being chargeable however the views from the top are quite beautiful. There is lots of information dotted around the castle to explain about the local history etc
Quite nice to look at. Saw it at night and during the day. Was told not to bother going in as it was just a shed! Was a castle fort at one time then used as a storage facility for salt by the brits.....just like us to use and abuse ancient structures instead of preserving them...
Interesting, but completly devoid of any info about the castle itself, save for a placard in entrance, by which time you'll have walked past it to pay the (very reasonable) €2.50pp. Very small attraction, 30mins max, annoyingly all the rooms off of main walking route out of bounds, as is the roof. Outstanding views - would be even better from top floor!
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