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Paphos Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Cyprus.

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  • Photo of Paphos Castle
  • Photo of Paphos Castle
  • Photo of Paphos Castle
  • Photo of Paphos Castle
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Paphos Castle is a square fort, like a brick box sitting in the ocean; it’s been guarding the harbour since it was built by the Byzantines, though this version was restored by the Ottomans when they took the island in the 16th Century. There wouldn’t be much point building a fort with a lot of windows and Paphos Castle only has a few holes in its hard façade, but the view from the top of the fort has been called spectacular.

When the British ruled over the island it was used as a giant salt cellar. But these days it’s a tourist attraction and the very lovely backdrop to an annual cultural festival involving it as a backdrop for some big classic operas and dramas.

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