Paphos Harbour Castle
Paphos Harbour Castle
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  • nas_baby
    113 contributions
    Nice day out
    The Harbour is a beautiful place to visit for a lovely day out. You can visit the castle and the Archeological site (both only a couple of euros for entering) or just lounge on the beach at the other end. Wear suitable shoes as there are a lot of rocky areas that are worth the climb. There was a lot of construction work going on but it didn't distract us. There are shops and cafes/restaurants all down the strip so you can stop and have a meal/drink/ice cream as you please. There are people trying to encourage you to eat/drink but no pushy people which was nice. Everyone was friendly too.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 6, 2023
  • Paul S
    London, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Paphos Castle
    Standing proud in the Paphos harbour, I had to visit the castle. To be honest the castle looks impressive from the outside, but the inside a little disappointing. However go up to the battlements & the view is very good. Worth it for the view !
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Kevin
    Paphos, Cyprus2 contributions
    A must visit place!
    Fantastic place where i have spent many hours sitting by the harbor and the nearby castle to reflect and meditate. Restaurants around the area are all very friendly and always happy to welcome you in for some good Cypriot food. perfect place to visit with family, couples or friends.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 14, 2023
  • AJ83
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    Family visit to the castle harbour
    This was a very cheap site to enter and just the right amount of time if the weather is hot and you have children with you. There isn’t much to see, a lovely view from the top. I’d say you only need to visit if you love history and want to see everything paphos has to offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom1,401 contributions
    Impossible to miss
    Hard to miss if heading for the harbour restaurants. Didn’t seem enough to warrant actually paying and going inside as the information boards provided enough for us. Nice backdrop for photos
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Gemma H-J
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom290 contributions
    Morning castle visit
    We had a fun morning exploring Paphos castle with our 3 sons, 10, 9 and 1 years old. It was €2.50 per person (baby was free). We had a good time having a look around, but from the other castles we have visited, it’s definitely not as impressive as some of the others. Also, you are unable to go right to the very top, as this is padlocked and no access is allowed.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Kathryn C
    Dunstable, United Kingdom408 contributions
    Chunky Little Fortress
    A chunky little fortress overlooking the harbour with great views from the roof. Entrance fee is minimal so well worth a visit. Follow it up with an ice cream or a beer from one of the nearby bars.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
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J Gilbert
6 contributions
Sep 2020
Paphos Castle is located at the end of the harbour and now hosts a museum showing art works that have been made from plastics that have been removed from the sea.
The cost to enter was 2.50euro and is good value for money. Great location for taking photos of the sea views & harbour
Written October 15, 2020
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Antonio T
10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
On their website is written that in august you can visit castle until 7:30pm. We came at 6:55 and rude man who are selling tickets just yelled closed and kicked us out. Around 10 people tried to enter after us and he just kicked them all out.
Written August 26, 2023
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smac
Derby, UK383 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
If this didn't cost only €2.50 then I would feel extremely short changed! It is not a castle but a small fort consisting of two lower chambers and a roof with a view over the sea and harbour. That's it. An attempt has been made to make it worth a visit by adding some crappy 'art' made of litter downstairs, but they needn't have bothered.

Good thing? You have a decent view from the top.

It's a classic case of exaggerated marketing in Cyprus to make things sound attractive to tourists (Coral Bay: no coral, Blue Lagoon: a bay, Tombs of the Kings: no kings, Aphrodite's Baths: a smelly cave with pigeons and poo!)

Better to save your money and visit the archaeological site nearby instead.
Written August 30, 2021
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brucestalker1
Poole, UK860 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There is not a huge amount to see in the fort which is reflected in the €2.50 entry fee but it does offer a very pleasant way of spending half an hour or so. The highlights are the views of Paphos and surrounding areas from the top of the tower which, in fine weather, offer some excellent photographic opportunities. The Tower is well preserved but would benefit from more information panels.
Written February 11, 2020
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Chris L
Northampton, UK412 contributions
Oct 2021
We payed to do the full tour and it was worth it for the views from the top alone.
They had some artwork which added some interest but the history of the castle and role it played over the years was interesting.
The views from the top out to sea and across the harbour were well worth it and gave chance for some amazing photos, we didn't see it at nighttime but would be awesome at sunset i imagine.
Written February 13, 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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Sweeton C
Canada96 contributions
Jan 2020
This castle out on the harbour wall in Paphos looks impressive but inside is an empty shell with nothing to see. The views from the top are nice but not worth the price of admission. Stepping into the castle you can read the history and see the vaulted ceiling of the main hall. Then step outside again and admire the moat.
Written January 31, 2020
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That Girl Who Reviews
Northampton, UK1,371 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Nothing special, best part was the lovely views of the harbour from the top. Takes about 10/15 mins to look around if that. There’s some interesting art work made out of litter on the ground floor of the castle which is cleverly-done, however the man who you pay your money to we found to be rather rude and unwelcoming. Just didn’t seem like he wanted the custom.
Written October 20, 2020
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Gemma H-J
Aylesbury, UK290 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
We had a fun morning exploring Paphos castle with our 3 sons, 10, 9 and 1 years old.

It was €2.50 per person (baby was free).

We had a good time having a look around, but from the other castles we have visited, it’s definitely not as impressive as some of the others.
Also, you are unable to go right to the very top, as this is padlocked and no access is allowed.
Written October 17, 2023
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Alan D
Bewdley, UK828 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Had a lovely walk around the harbour, very flat and safe, with lots of bollards to keep the traffic away. There's a vast variety of shops and bars around, all with a smile and welcome. The castle costs €2.50 to walk around, but has some amazing views across The harbour and out to sea.
Written March 12, 2020
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