Fort of Pafos

Local nameFort of Paphos
LocationPaphos, Cyprus

Paphos Castle is located on the edge of Paphos harbour.

It was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour. It was then rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1222. In 1570 it was dismantled by the Venetians. After capturing the island, the Ottomans restored and strengthened it. Throughout the ages it has seen many uses. It has served as a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt during the British occupation of the island. More recently the castle serves as a backdrop to the annual open air Paphos cultural festival which takes place in September.It was declared a listed building in 1935 and represents one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city of Paphos. Several archaeological excavations have taken place to investigate its past.

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Opening hours

Sep 16 - Apr 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Apr 16 - Sep 15:
Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Admission

Single ticket: € 2.50

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paphos_Castle

More information by CTO http://www.visitcyprus.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/c5/pZHBTsMwEES_CHl37Qb7mEY2iQNpUydt6aXKoUKRaMoB8f1sxIUYkQixe3waz85YnATv0H30L917fxu6V3EUp-RsXZqGQhEAag3Ulj6EvEKoE-bP3_gDugzIlGZFhAhKTtVPawKy27VRtgFjZKwGCcwpy1W-gzLQRK3d3rK3rOtdQwheLajxP5fr-795R7kjb6oNsIz8vpK04VyHsefkDL9MCl98rtcp_9nc9H70nN6WK-9JEWpa0GPEN9vMcf5H5UzjQRcxj342UfP3j-3O5lt4vyVR5bfrRYTLIN6uLc8R-mLcu_QTeTMXGA!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfRUZBQVNJNDIwOEZWRTAyVTNRUVJUMjEwSjQ!/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/English__en/CTO+B2C/Tourist+Information/Culture

More information by CTO http://www.visitcyprus.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/c5/pZHBTsMwEES_CHl37Qb7mEY2iQNpUydt6aXKoUKRaMoB8f1sxIUYkQixe3waz85YnATv0H30L917fxu6V3EUp-RsXZqGQhEAag3Ulj6EvEKoE-bP3_gDugzIlGZFhAhKTtVPawKy27VRtgFjZKwGCcwpy1W-gzLQRK3d3rK3rOtdQwheLajxP5fr-795R7kjb6oNsIz8vpK04VyHsefkDL9MCl98rtcp_9nc9H70nN6WK-9JEWpa0GPEN9vMcf5H5UzjQRcxj342UfP3j-3O5lt4vyVR5bfrRYTLIN6uLc8R-mLcu_QTeTMXGA!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfRUZBQVNJNDIwOEZWRTAyVTNRUVJUMjEwSjQ!/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/English__en/CTO+B2C/Tourist+Information/Culture

Coordinates 34°45'13.201" N 32°24'25.055" E

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