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  Paphos ruins
by greekcypriot

Saranta Kolones is the ruin of an ancient castle located just north of Paphos harbour. In Greek it means the 40 columns.
Saranta Kolones was built by the Lusignans in 1192 but thirty years later the castle was destroyed by an earthquake.

What you see today are the ruins of Saranta Kolones and some of the magnificent arches and columns that were used in its construction.

Directions: This destroyed castle is located near the harbour.

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2011
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