Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

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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. Make Paphos Harbour Castle part of your personalized Paphos itinerary using our Paphos trip planner .
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  • As a castle it is pretty small being basically a square building with one room with a vaulted ceiling and some small cells leading off. Go up the small stairs to the roof and you're rewarded with some...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit, not much to see at the Castle but a great view point. Plenty of cafes to enjoy the view and have lunch.  more »
  • We walked up to this castle on our stay at louis ledra. We didnt go in because you had to pay and to be honest it looked a bit boring.  more »
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  • Lovely place to sit and have a glass of wine and watch the boats come and go. Prices are slightly higher but well worth it.
  • I couldn't get in today, because of the prep going on outside for a concert. I've been in before; and, as others have said here, there isn't a great deal to see. Still, I found it interesting and there are some luvly views from the roof.
  • Disappointing attraction. No signage outside to say you can go in. Most the projectors, lights and attractions werjt workings and nothing was interesting or telling you about the history,you just some paintings shoved in rooms. Comprising of 2 floors (Ground and roof) entry fee was €2.50 each. You do get a nice view from the top but looking inland is ruined by large sets of seating which ruins the view inland. Looking out to see was a nice view but will only fill 15minutes at most. Personally I'd avoid.
  • One nice view of the sea, rest is rooftops, carparks, and seating. Not a single projector or information screen was working and only half the stone rooms were even lit so seeing anything inside them almost impossible, minimal signs with its history or even a sign to say it's open to the public. Entry is really cheap though.
  • Nice tourist attraction for anyone with an interest in history. Cheap entry cost. Its not an attraction you can spend all day at but good for an hour or so to wonder around and enjoy the castle.

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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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