Saranta Kolones Castle
Saranta Kolones Castle
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This forms part of the Archaeological Park of Pafos and it is the remains of a medieval castle that was destroyed in an earthquake in the 13th century.
The remains of the castle are interesting and a testament to the building skills of that era can be seen by the fact that there is a prominent arch of masonry still standing after all these years and despite the earthquake. There are also many toppled columns on the site that look like they are made from granite. The smoothness and circular shape of these columns also show how skilled the craftsmen were as granite is a very hard material to work with. I am given to understand that the name Saranta Kolones translates from Greek to mean 'Forty Columns'.
The siting of the castle may be a reason why this site may not receive as much attention as it should being at the end of the guided path through the rest of the archaeological park. I would not be surprised to find that many people give it scant regard due to being very tired and worn out with ancient sites after walking around the whole Archaeological Park in very warm or hot weather - this would be a shame.
Written 2 December 2022
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N H
Newton Le Willows, UK3,480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
An interesting, if very ruined, castle. Relatively young compared to the other attractions in the archeological park, and a bit off the beaten track but worth seeing.
There are marble columns strewn around the place and some are even incorporated into the building as steps or floors.
Written 8 April 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Part of the Paphos Archaeological Park site, but was built in a much later period compare to the other monuments, in fact it dates back "only" as far as the Frankish period.
Written 29 July 2021
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Very interesting remains of the medieval castle inside the Archaeological Park of Paphos. It is not on the main path through the park, but it should not be missed.
Written 17 February 2020
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richJay
Sheffield, UK673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
enjoyed walking around and taliking plenty of photos .you are left to your own devices and can explore at yourown free will
Written 19 November 2019
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK1,397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is part of the Archaeological Site in Paphos. It's not expensive to enter at 4.50 euro each and there is plenty to see. The castle is great to walk around and one of the biggest areas within the park.

Our only complaint is that shown on the map is the Roman Theatre and Fabrica Hill Cave but you have to leave the site and take a short walk to find these as they are separate.
Written 16 November 2019
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Without any doubt, in my opinion, the “Saranta Kolones Castle’ is definitely one of the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park’s landmarks.
This fortress has been built in the 13th century by kings of the “Luzinian” dynasty (I do hope that my spelling of the dynasty’s name is correct), on the ruins of a Byzantine fortress. The castle has been destroyed over the years and has not been renovated or restored since then, that’s a “Pity”. The couple of the beautiful arches make for excellent photo opportunities.
Written 10 August 2019
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Emily
Riga, Latvia44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
A nice ending for a visit of the Paphos Archaeological Park. A medieval fortress stood amongst the ancient ruins until it was destroyed by an earthquake. The site is open and tourists can walk around it. It is however a part of the Archaelogical Park so to get to it you'll have to pay the entrance fee.
Written 16 April 2019
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Traveller666
Mons, Belgium755 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
This is secind time we have visited as the first time was too hot. Today was excellent weather. Park near castle (free) and pay at main entrance (€4.50) and enjoy. If plan on doint it all and reading everything take plenty if water and maybe a picnic.
The castle looks like most other ruins in here but the arches are impressive.
Written 11 February 2019
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Mihalis Isaak
Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Paphos is filled with places that reflect its historic character. Examples include tombs of the kings, or the houses of Aion/Theseus etc (which are nearby the Saranta Kolones Castle) and the Saranta Kolones Castle is definitely one of them. Worth the visit, perhaps spend an hour or two at most.
Written 9 January 2019
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