Discover The Medieval Fort of Pafos Cyprus

Originally, this Byzantine fortress was built to protect the port of Pafos. It was reconstructed by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians in the 16th century, and then reconstructed by the Ottomans at the end of the 16th century. In 1935 it became a national monument. Enjoy unique views of the port from the fortress's terrace.

  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , The Ottoman fort of Paphos , Cyprus
    The Ottoman fort of Paphos

    The fort overlooks the ruins of the old harbor seawall and of the Panayia Limeniotissa basilica, destroyed by the Arabs.

    Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , A fort at the harbor entrance , Cyprus
    A fort at the harbor entrance

    Built by the Franks in 1222, the original fort was destroyed in the 16th century by the Venetians.

    Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , A stroll around the fort , Cyprus
    A stroll around the fort

    The fort had several uses. Under the Ottomans who rebuilt it in the 16th century, it served as a mosque and a prison.

    Paul Phillips / age fotostock
  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , Cyprus
    The Medieval Fort of Pafos

    The fort was declared a National Monument in 1935.

    Julia Avanessova / 123RF
  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , Hotels in Paphos , Cyprus
    Hotels in Paphos

    The fort is the perfect conclusion of a pleasant walk along the harbor from the main hotels in town.

    Philippe Turpin / age fotostock
  • The Medieval Fort of Pafos , The Ottoman fort of Paphos , Cyprus
    The Ottoman fort of Paphos

    The port, also near the ancient site of Nea Paphos, is the tourist center of the town.

    Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
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