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Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

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At the edge of Paphos Seafront walkway, the robust, cube-shaped Paphos Harbour Castle served the Byzantine Empire, the Lusignans, the Ottomans, the Greeks, and the English. The medieval castle was rebuilt twice--once after an earthquake in 1222 and again at the end of the 16th century. It also served as a storage area for salt. Enter the castle by crossing an old bridge over a small pond, and then climb the stairs inside to reach the top. From here you'll get some of the best views of the seafront and the Mediterranean Sea. Make Paphos Harbour Castle part of your personalized Paphos itinerary using our Paphos trip planner.
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Paphos Harbour Castle reviews

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  • Small castle located in the Paphos harbour. The entry costs €2.50 and you can buy the tickets at the door. It's quite a small attraction so you can cover the entire place in 5-10 mins. If you're not.....  more
    Small castle located in the Paphos harbour. The entry costs €2.50 and you can buy the tickets at the door. It's quite a small attraction so you can cover the entire place in 5-10 mins. If you're not.....  more »
  • Paphos Castle was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour. It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, but then dismantled by the Venetians. Then the Ottomans rebuilt it in.....  more
    Paphos Castle was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour. It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, but then dismantled by the Venetians. Then the Ottomans rebuilt it in.....  more »
  • This is a small castle situated on the breakwater to the harbour. It is easily accessed but there are steps to the upper part however the views from the top of Kato Pafos and the backdrop of... 
    This is a small castle situated on the breakwater to the harbour. It is easily accessed but there are steps to the upper part however the views from the top of Kato Pafos and the backdrop of...  more »
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  • Best enjoyed from the outside. There's a decent view from the top, but it wasn't worth the 2.50 entry fee. Inside the 'castle' is a small art exhibition and stairs to the rooftop, but there's not a great deal of interest. Fror the same price, you can visit The Tombs of the Kings, which is stunning in comparison.
  • I had expected something more from this. If you want to see a castle with a capital C, come to Slovakia. This is something that was left from a castle and functions as a tiny little gallery which offers a nice view of the surrounding area from the top of the building. The ticket cost was 2,5€. I really feel like they shouldn't ask you for any money to enter this place.
  • Entry is €2.50 per person, and it’s worth it for the views, and to look inside the castle. There’s a display on marine litter once you’re inside, and some information on the conservation of wildlife and the environment of Cyprus. Sadly there is nothing to tell you any history of the castle or the area, and you can’t access most of the interesting areas, cells, or the absolute top of the castle. For the fee it’s worth visiting.
  • Small castle located in the Paphos harbour. The entry costs €2.50 and you can buy the tickets at the door. It's quite a small attraction so you can cover the entire place in 5-10 mins. If you're not afraid of heights, then you can visit the rooftop and experience the wonderful views. But you have to be careful on windy days like today when the wind can easily push you over the barriers as it's very intense up there.
  • Small but perfectly formed. Contained an art display connected to the environment which was interesting. Not too much else to see inside and not much information about the castle and its history. Entrance fee was cheap though so well worth a visit. No gift shop, loos or cafe.

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