Paphos Harbour Castle, Paphos

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#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Paphos
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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  • August 16, 2017
    You have to pay to go into the castle. You go up some stairs to the top and you have a beautiful view. and that's it.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Nice to go here in the evening to watch the sunset..its at the head of the harbour and worth going inside for a look. There is often outdoor cultural shows outside it..eg concerts  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Although this is called a "castle", it was constructed as one of two watchtowers - the other has been destroyed. The ground floor, which is free, has a few interesting photos, but to there is a charge...  more »
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  • April 3, 2017
    Although it poured on our visit, the locals were very welcoming and hospitable. Well worth a visit.
  • June 6, 2017
    Great place, lovely shops and restaurants.
  • June 27, 2017
    Not really of interest
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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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