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Paphos Fort Tips (12)

Dont take the tour

The fort at Paphos has been there for hundreds of years but despite this dont pay the 3E to take the tour as theres nothing to see inside and the better photos are to be taken from outside the castle.


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TorkM
Aug 08, 2016

A lot of history.

Dominating the harbour area of the town is the wonderful Paphos Fort. Whilst not on the grand scale of some of the castles of Western Europe, it is still a fascinating place with a lot of history, and is extremely popular with tourists and Cypriots alike.

The history begins with the Byzantines who built it. Now Cyprus is something of a crossroads in the Eastern Med, and the history of the castle certainly reflects the many groups that have passed through here. It was rebuilt in the thirteenth century by the Lusignans, originally a French family, much given to crusading who established branches in Cyprus and Armenia. Next to come along were the Venetians, who dismantled it in 1570, only to be ousted by the Ottomans who rebuilt it. the ottomans eventually handed over the island to the British in 1878. Obviously unimpressed with it's defensive qualities, the British promptly turned the place into a salt store, which it remained until 1935.

The modern, less warlike, visitor can climb to the top of the castle and enjoy the wonderful views back over the harbour and along the modern resort town on one side, and the ancient sites on the other.

It is open every day as follows.

Winter hours (1st November- 31st March): 08.00-17.00
Spring hours (1st April - 31st May): 08.00-18.00
Summer hours (1st June - 31st August): 08.00-19.30
Autumn hours (1st September - 31st October): 08.00 - 18.00

Entrance is €1.70

Due to the nature of the site it is regrettably not wheelchair friendly.

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planxty
Feb 01, 2013

Port fort

The little fort standing guard over Paphos' harbour is the last remnant of the forts that have stood here for centuries. This one was built by the Ottomans in 1592 to replace the fortress built by the Lusignans in 1391 and blown up by its later Venetian defenders when defeat at the hand of the Turks became inevitable. That mediaeval fort was built on the foundations of an earlier, probably Byzantine one - such layers of history are commonplace in strategic forts such as this one.

All we see today of all this effort is just the western tower. Knowing that puts the fort's Lilliputian size into a better perspective - the remains of the eastern tower sits some 70 metres away on the breakwater - it is recorded that the fort's construction was the two towers linked by a wall - imagine the wall into position and you realize this was once a formidable part of the town and port's defences, not the toy fort of first impressions.

Empty now - though every now and then the idea of turning it into a museum is mooted - the last use the fort was put to was as a salt warehouse during the years of British administration. There's nothing apart from the view from the ramparts to attract visitors these days, but it is a great vantage point and most visitors to Paphos end up crossing the the little bridge over the moat at some time during their stay.

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TheWanderingCamel
Apr 07, 2011

Paphos castle

Paphos castle was once a part of the medieval defence-wall of Paphos and you will find it in the port-area. It is open for tourists and you can also see its large halls on the groundfloor free of charge. Only for stepping up to the top of the castle you have to pay some entrancefee, see some photos of the great panorama that you get up there in my next tip !

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globetrott
Nov 28, 2010
 
 
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Paphos Castle

The castle is down by the harbour, and had a stage built round it for a openair concert when i was there. The castle was originally built has a byzantine fortress , it has used as a fort, prison and warehouse.,in the past.

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alectrevor
Oct 02, 2009

Paphos Castle

Paphos Castle would be a small but interesting castle, with very little inside to see - and embedded in the pier's concrete - but the outer shell is nice, indeed, and very solid-looking. You can walk up to the top for some good views of the concrete that dominates all Paphos.

The castle was born as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour, and it was later rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, when they took over the islands. Then the Venetians came and dismantled it in 1570. The fort/castle as we see it today is thanks to the ottomans, who took it over and decided to strenghten it when they arrived in Cyprus.

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call_me_rhia
Feb 03, 2008

Paphos Fort and Marina

The area surrounding the harbour provides a beautiful area to relax and enjoy a drink or meal while people watching.
The Fort roof affords an excellent viewing and photographic area.

The mosaics, amphetheatre and lighthouse are located just behind the Fort.

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cappielow1
Feb 19, 2007

INSIDE THE FORT.

Originally the harbour was guarded by two forts but both were badly damaged when the Turks attacked in 1570.This one was restored and used by the Turks as a prison.For a small charge you can go inside and see the dungeons and climb the narrow steps to the top where you can see the stunning views across the harbour.

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cazz38
Sep 03, 2005
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"PAPHOS"
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globetrott

"Excellent Roman mosaiques & more !"
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cazz38

"~~~~~PAPHOS~~~~~"
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"Second time around....."
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"Paphos revisited"
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PAPHOS FORT.

Paphos medieval fort is located down by the harbour,it was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect Paphos and was later rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century,it was dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 and rebuilt once again by the Ottomans after they captured the island in the 16th century.

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cazz38
Sep 03, 2005

Paphos Harbour

Stroll along the wide promenade here and climb the rooftop of the Fort for some great views. This was a favourite area in Paphos for us. The area here has many pavement sde cafes to linger in too.

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sandysmith
Nov 14, 2004

Paphos Fort

The small fort at the end of Paphos harbour was first built in the 13th century. Destroyed by the Turks & then rebuilt by the Ottomans.

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freya_heaven
Apr 28, 2004

Harbour View

There is a great view of the harbour and its cafes from the rooftop of the Fort - easily accessible. On a clear day you can see for miles around too.

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sandysmith
Sep 14, 2003

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