This mystical city that once belonged to the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece has become a hot tourist destination in Europe. Paphos (Pafos) is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty, and the city bears many relics and monuments to worship her.
The city is divided into two parts - Palaepaphos (Old Paphos) and the Nea or Kato Paphos (New Paphos). This historic city has still retained its old-world charm, and has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stunning beaches, parks, historical museums and dynamic nightlife define the city of Paphos. Come and explore true Cypriot hospitality, where the past seamlessly merges into the present.
The coastal city of Paphos (Pafos) has been populated since the pre-historic times and is one of the oldest cities in the world which has seen rise and fall of many kingdoms. It also has religious importance as the Greek goddess of beauty and love, the Aphrodite, was born here. As a reflection of its rich past, the city bears several landmarks and monuments which in the present times are well-known all over the world.
Take a tour and visit places like the Aphrodite's Rock, Paphos Archaeological Park, Akamas Peninsula which are swarmed by the tourists and the number of tourists visiting this coastal city is increasing every year. The shoreline is home to a number of pristine beaches are popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.
The historical city of Paphos (Pafos) is known for its rich and varied cultural heritage. This coastal city is famous for its churches and monasteries along with other religious places. The people in Paphos are an avid connoisseur of arts and various events and performances take place throughout the year.
The city is also popular for their local festivals and performances which are enjoyed by the people from different walks of life. Theatre groups like the Kendall and Morelli Amphitheatre, Paphos Youth Theatre, etc strives to promote and support the theatrical performance and artists. Another popular form of entertainment in the city are the multiplexes, shopping centres, various outdoor activities.
A seaside paradise, enamelled in history and legends, the city of Paphos welcomes all those who know how to enjoy life. Paphos (Pafos) is slowly but steadily gaining recognition as a global tourist destination, which has led to a drastic change in its dining and nightlife.
The restaurants in the city offer authentic Cypriot fare, whereas the bars are famous for their innumerable kinds of wines and beers. The bars, nightclubs guarantee, unlimited fun and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Artists from all over the world visit the live music clubs in Paphos to mesmerise the audience.
The culture of a region is identified by the people and their beliefs and most importantly their civilization. Paphos (Pafos) was once ruled by powerful empires like the Romans and the Myceneans, the relics of which can be distinctly traced in the Cypriot Culture.
Paphos is famous for its art galleries and museums around the world, it can also be called as the cultural seat of the Europe. The birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite has made this city even more pious. Paphos is on the list of many travellers and offers a variety of things to do and see for the tourists.
Shopping in Paphos (Pafos) has been through a lot of transformation over the last decade or so, with the emergence of many supermarkets and shopping centres together with the introduction of well-known high street brands. The main shopping lane which runs parallel to the beach promenade is an ideal place for the tourists to shop. Some of the interesting options to try in Paphos are Papantoniou Supermarket, G.Sel Milano Boutique, Debenhams, etc. Also, do not forget to check out traditional souvenir shops and open-air markets also lined up with local restaurants for some unique gifts at reasonable prices.
After a hectic day shopping you can have some fun watching a movie at one of the cinema theatres.
Paphos (Pafos), a city rich in history & culture, is a gem of western Cyprus. There is archaeological evidence supporting the city's existence from the Neolithic period. Believed to be the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of love and beauty ‘Aphrodite’, Paphos proudly boasts the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs that belong to Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. A site with such remarkable architectural and historic value is an ornament to the city and thus has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites as a natural and cultural treasure.
Paphos, roughly divided into Old Paphos and New Paphos, is also famous for its sun-kissed, white sand beaches and vairous sites and landlandmarks. The city was valued as a major port and the capital of Cyprus during Roman times. Later, when the British colonized the island, the city started losing its value, especially after Nicosia gained importance. Today, this small harbour has slowly and steadily, emerged as an attractive tourist destination.