Paphos Harbour Castle
Paphos Harbour Castle
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David A
Preston, UK500 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Theres not a lot to see inside although you fo have great views. At least it wasn't expensive to enter. The QR code did give a great deal of information.
Written March 2, 2023
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curlywurly123
Derbyshire, UK127 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Beautiful place to visit, we went for the daily sunset & it was stunning, facing west is always a bonus! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Written February 21, 2023
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David D
Devon, UK19,582 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Wednesday 5th October we walked the length of Paphos Harbour to the far end where this old Castle is located.

The original Byzantine fortress was built to protect the harbour, it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1222. It was subsequently rebuilt and enlarged by the Lusignans in the 13th century. It was then restored by the Ottomans in 1592.

The Castle is open daily from 08.30 to 19.30 with an entrance fee €2.50 per person. There is wheelchair access to ground floor but not the first floor. From there parapets of the first floor there are views across the harbour and the bay.

We did not go in to the Castle however we did stop for a while to admire this grand old building.

The Castle does create an impressive sight in the harbour and was visible as we walked along Paphos Promenade
Written January 31, 2023
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK3,240 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
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.
Written January 27, 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,756 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
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 the 16th century when they conquered the island. Only what survives today is the 1592 Ottoman restoration of the western Frankish tower with its Venetian additions. During night it very oryginally lighted.
Written January 8, 2023
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,000 contributions
Nov 2022
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 mountains are well worth seeing.
The castle was part of the defensive features of the town in the 14th century and has been restored in more modern times. The cost of admission is very reasonable being 2.50 euros (Senior citizens pay half price) but the guide is only available via a QR code although there is an explanation board just inside the entrance.
Written December 2, 2022
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Nigel H
71 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
It was ok and worth a visit but not as good as i expected, there's a bit to read about it on the wall but not enough really to take you back.
Written November 7, 2022
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Calluna C
High Wycombe, UK12 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The castle is a small building down near the sea. While it is small it’s not without history or interesting architecture. Cost is €2.50 per adult to get in and it doesn’t take long to walk around inside and the roof but it’s well worth a visit.
Written November 5, 2022
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VoyageVogage123
Bangor, UK141 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We didn’t mind paying the 2.50 euros to get in (there’s a reduction for senior citizens) as the views from the top ramparts were brilliant and we were able to see all around. It is quite small but well preserved.
Written October 27, 2022
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK1,353 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was our 2nd visit to Paphos Harbour, last time the castle was closed but we were glad to see it open this time but were disappointed that it cost €2.50 each to get in, this isn't much but not worth it for us as we only wanted a quick look around. We could walk around the outskirts and take a few pictures.

If you enjoy history we are sure this would be a great place to visit and worth the entry fee.
Written October 23, 2022
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