Paphos Castle

Paphos Castle The castle of Paphos (Pafos Castle) located at the harbour of the city, was a part of the coastal defence system of Cyprus. It was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour and rebuilt by the Lusignians in the thirteenth century. It was then dismantled in 1570 by the Venetians,

The Castle of Saint Ilarionas

The Castle of Saint Ilarionas The castle is named, not after St. Hilarion the Great, the founder of monasticism in Palestine who died near Paphos about A.D. 371, but after a later saint, of whom little is known. He is counted among the three hundred saints who according to local tradition, sought refuge in Cyprus