Saranta Kolones Castle
Saranta Kolones Castle
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This forms part of the Archaeological Park of Pafos and it is the remains of a medieval castle that was destroyed in an earthquake in the 13th century.
The remains of the castle are interesting and a testament to the building skills of that era can be seen by the fact that there is a prominent arch of masonry still standing after all these years and despite the earthquake. There are also many toppled columns on the site that look like they are made from granite. The smoothness and circular shape of these columns also show how skilled the craftsmen were as granite is a very hard material to work with. I am given to understand that the name Saranta Kolones translates from Greek to mean 'Forty Columns'.
The siting of the castle may be a reason why this site may not receive as much attention as it should being at the end of the guided path through the rest of the archaeological park. I would not be surprised to find that many people give it scant regard due to being very tired and worn out with ancient sites after walking around the whole Archaeological Park in very warm or hot weather - this would be a shame.
Written December 2, 2022
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N H
Newton Le Willows, UK4,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
An interesting, if very ruined, castle. Relatively young compared to the other attractions in the archeological park, and a bit off the beaten track but worth seeing.
There are marble columns strewn around the place and some are even incorporated into the building as steps or floors.
Written April 8, 2022
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Mihalis Isaak
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Paphos is filled with places that reflect its historic character. Examples include tombs of the kings, or the houses of Aion/Theseus etc (which are nearby the Saranta Kolones Castle) and the Saranta Kolones Castle is definitely one of them. Worth the visit, perhaps spend an hour or two at most.
Written January 9, 2019
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK2,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is part of the Archaeological Site in Paphos. It's not expensive to enter at 4.50 euro each and there is plenty to see. The castle is great to walk around and one of the biggest areas within the park.

Our only complaint is that shown on the map is the Roman Theatre and Fabrica Hill Cave but you have to leave the site and take a short walk to find these as they are separate.
Written November 16, 2019
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Traveller666
Mons, Belgium737 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
This is secind time we have visited as the first time was too hot. Today was excellent weather. Park near castle (free) and pay at main entrance (€4.50) and enjoy. If plan on doint it all and reading everything take plenty if water and maybe a picnic.
The castle looks like most other ruins in here but the arches are impressive.
Written February 11, 2019
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wendyanddavid536
Solihull, UK2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
You usually reach Saranta Kolones (40 Columns) Castle at the end of a long but brilliant exploration of the rest of the Archaeological Park, so may be a bit cultured out. It is, however, fascinating in its own right, and one of the few buildings that you can actually scramble over.
Written January 6, 2019
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HarleyMatt
Bristol, UK439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
You have to buy a ticket for the mosaics to get to see this fortress as it all on the same historical site but its well worth it and amazing place that you can actually walk around and touch it all, just don't pinch any of the columns
Written November 5, 2018
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StanBrynmawr
Brynmawr, UK643 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Located within the Kato Archaeological park, if you turn right when you go into the park, you come upon the ruins. Destroyed by an earhquake, there is one arch left and part of the walls. Not anything in comparison to castles in UK. There is a shady spot nearby with seats. Ok to spend 15 mins.
Written September 27, 2018
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Maria K
Nicosia, Cyprus88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Business
This was my most recent visit to the castle for archaeological fieldwork. The available information is limited to one outdated panel, and the monument is quite neglected. If you wish to know more about it, try going there with either an archaeologist or a guide that knows the place well.
Written February 26, 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Saranta Kolones Castle or Castle of 40 columns. There's no columns or castle for that matter. The whole castle has fallen into ruins and the only thing still standing is an archway.

The castle is located within the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park which is great. This castle is not the best thing in the park though.
Written November 29, 2017
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