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Paphos Harbour Castle

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Address: Harbour, Paphos, Cyprus

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A nice small castle in a handy location

It's a very small castle of light coloured stone. You can park your car for free nearby , or walk from the restaurants cafes nearby. If you are used to seeing castles in the UK... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It's a very small castle of light coloured stone. You can park your car for free nearby , or walk from the restaurants cafes nearby. If you are used to seeing castles in the UK then you realise how excellent the UK castles are . This is a small building in an easy to reach location and with some historical... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to have a look around in the Castle, as we were told it was superb inside. It cost 2.50 euros per entry and on the day we went there was no artifacts to be seen, it was an empty castle and not very big. Disappointing to be honest. If it had something else inside to see as we... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Paphos castle has had many uses in its long life time. It has been a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt. The inside of the castle is now empty, but you can climb to the top for impressive views of the harbour. Within easy walking distance of the Archeological Park, you could combine the two sites in... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You have to run the gauntlet of the waterside cafes and their over-enthusiastic owners to reach the castle but worth the effort. Entrance fee is peanuts especially if you are an OAP and only pay half price. Interior is well preserved and the views from the top are stunning. Quite steep steps to get to the top though. Well worth... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Well preserved fort right on the waters edge. Nothing to see inside but great views from the top especially when it's windy and waves are crashing all around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Overall: 3+ Comments: restored and safe for visitors, it was possible to get a feeling of something ancient. I guess the €2,50 was for keeping the castle in order. Fair enough. Location: 4 Offering: 3 Originality: 3 Presentation: 3 Atmosphere: 3 Service: 3 Cleanliness: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 3

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a nice walk up to this castle and right on the edge of the harbour means you can see all the boats stop and have some food at the restaurants and even indulge with an ice cream on the way there or back. Parking is good the castle looks nice and certainly lives up to your expectation or something... More 

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Qawra, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Paphos Harbour Castle dates back past the Ottoman Empire era. Although there are no exhibits here but the rooms and cells and parapet walk one can step back and feel the atmosphere and imagine the Knights Templar, the Turks, and indeed the British using the castle. Believe it or not the British army used the castle until Victorian times and... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well renovated castle on Paphos Harbour. Not easy to view if you are disabled as there are lots of steps. The views from the walls are good. Half price for senior citizens if you ask.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Paphos harbour castle was originally a Byzantine fort it was then rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century and dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 during the Ottoman invasion. It was rebuilt by the Ottomans after they captured the island. The castle has been used as a prison and during British rule, as a storage area for salt. Entrance... More 

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