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Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

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Castle Tourist Spot
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Paphos Harbour Castle and other Paphos attractions using our handy Paphos vacation planner.
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  • Harbour has lots and lots of food and drink restaurants Gifts shops Compare the prices before making a purchase Almost everyone speaks English  more »
  • Walked here from our hotel, views from outside are lovely, we never went in as we were told it was empty, plenty of restaurants and bars outside if you fancy a bite to eat. Shopping around the harbour...  more »
  • Quite old and picturesque building wearing the proud name of Pompous of Castle or the castle of Paphos, who really like. Skidded us to him already when it got dark and the castle was highlighted with colored lights. To evaluate the bridge over the moat could not, on a platform in front of the Castle erected by the tribunes for spectators, apparently once top performances, so the bridge was erected a stage for artists. After admiring the structure and bent pofotografirovavshis we further see boats. Day never came to the Castle, that will be enough for us. Well worth a visit, not least because the castle is like the emblem of the city of Paphos, and from the Archaeological Park nearby.
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  • Although it poured on our visit, the locals were very welcoming and hospitable. Well worth a visit.
  • Great place, lovely shops and restaurants.
  • Not really of interest
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Where to stay in Paphos

A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
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