Pafos Castle history goes back to the 13th century, and as many of the UNESCO World Heritage sites around the island it reflects the rich cultural heritage of Cyprus.

Although small, this magnificent stone walled castle built on the harbour is a definite must-see for visitors to Pafos.

It has an arched bridge that connects the castle to the harbour itself. Although the castle has very few windows (no wonder it was used as the Ottomans as a prison), the view from the top platform is absolutely stunning and from here you can admire Pafos at its best.

It is a beautiful sight to enjoy on the background while having a meal or a snack at one of the many coffee shops and restaurants found at the harbour.


• Pafos Castle is listed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites

• It is one of the main landmarks of Pafos, and used by most visitors as a background for their holiday pictures

• It is the site of the “Pafos Aphrodite Festival”, which bring a famous opera to Cyprus every year during the month of September

Look Out For:

• Pafos Castle is closed to the public between August 24 and September 8

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