Paphos is an ancient port city in the western coast of Cyprus. It is believed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of pleasure, beauty, passion, and love. In ancient times, Paphos was called Kouklia. Modern-day Paphos is an upmarket town with many restaurants, cafes, and palm tree-lined boulevards. The beachside has many hotels, villas, restaurants, cafes, and bars. But you will still find many archeological ruins, Byzantine monasteries, and frescoed tombs.
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Coral bay is a strong contender for the west coast's most beautiful beach.
🎈 Where should we stay in Cyprus?
The west coast of Cyprus is fringed by the calm Mediterranean sea, Coral bay is ideal for relaxing.
🍎 What is the best month to go to Cyprus?
The best time to visit Cyprus is between May and October. This time around 30 degrees every day.
🔥 What are the best beaches in Cyprus?
Visit the beautiful beaches: Ayia Napa, Paphos, Nissi beach, Gape Grecko and Coral bay.
❓ What are the top attractions to visit in Cyprus?
Let's explore the best attractions in Cyprus: Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Roman), Tombs of the Kings & Archaeological Park (Paphos) and Kolossi Castle.
📌 Where is the best place to live in Cyprus?
Naturally, where else would we begin but Cyprus’s capital, Paphos. This city is a hub of culture, business and world famous nightlife.
💎 What makes Cyprus so special?
Though Cyprus is more famous for its red wine than white, the majority of its vineyards have white grapes. Cyprus is one of the world's biggest producers of citrus. Paphos have historically unique - the remains of ancient tombs, fortresses and palaces have made the whole town a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Paphos is a more upmarket urban area than Ayia Napa. A large city by Cyprus standards, it has golden beaches, many beautiful roads, whitewashed buildings like Greece, a stunning harbor area, and plenty of restaurants, hotels, shops, and villas. The backstreets lead to catacombs, medieval baths, while in the inlands, you will find Byzantine monasteries, vineyard-carpeted hills, and wineries.
The city has two parts – Lower Paphos or Kato Paphos, and Upper Paphos or Ktima, which is the old town. Located on the slope of a hill, this is the city’s historic core. The lower area has the harbor and palm-fringed seafront with many waterside bars and seafood taverns. Enjoy of glass of Commandaria, which is the local wine, grown in the Troodos mountains.
The entire city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Paphos had also won the European Capital of Culture award for 2017. It is a fascinating city, the perfect blend of a modern tourist resort and thousands of years of history.
Best Beaches in Paphos
Beach lovers will want to stay at Paphos because it has the longest shoreline in Cyprus. Here are some of the best beaches in the area –
Blue Lagoon – Clear and calm, this is best for swimming.
Polis – Best for relaxing. This is an unspoiled stretch of coast.
Coral Bay – Only 6 kilometers from the town, this is best for families.
Lara Bay – Remote and beautiful, this beach is best for wildlife spotting.
Top Historic Spots
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is the best place to see ancient Roman ruins that go back to the 3 rd century. It has some of the best preserved mosaics. Also see the underground maze of tombs and the Doric columns. Visit the Nea Paphos museum nearby. It has a rich trove of archeological treasures.
You can easily walk from here to see the Forty Columns Fortress, the catacombs, and the Roman Odeon. The harbor is very close to the museum. Paphos Castle was originally built as a Byzantine fort for protecting the harbor. The Aphrodite Festival is held in the harbor every September.
There are many day-trip destinations around the city. Geroskipou in the southeast has a good folk museum and church. Kouklia is a beautiful village. Just beyond it is Palaipafos, which was the original Paphos town. There is the Pano Panagia village, which is the birthplace of Archbishop Makarios III. You can also visit the Monastery of Agios Neofytos. In the hills, you will find many vineyards and wineries.
Petra tou Romiou or Aprodite’s Rock is a must-see. Many tourists love to swim in the sea around the rock. Best visit during the sunset. The rock is shrouded in golden light at this time.
Accommodation in Paphos
Paphos is a top location for tourists visiting Cyprus. Luckily, there are many places to stay – hotels, resorts, apartments, and private villas for rent that offer the most luxurious experience. Enjoy a private vacation in your holiday villa. You will have all modern comforts in the privacy of your own house during your stay.