Medieval Castle of Paphos

June 28, 2018

The medieval Castle of Paphos is located on the west side of the harbor. It was built as a Byzantine fort to protect the city from external enemies and it was destroyed in 1222 by a major earthquake that hit the city. Throughout history, the castle has been used as a fortress and a prison and during the British occupation, it was used as warehouse storing salt. Today, in front of the castle the annual open-air Paphos cultural festival takes place every September. ⠀

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