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Eat & Drink in Paphos

Dining in Cyprus Restaurants and Cyprus Taverns

The cuisine in Cyprus is one of the island’s greatest assets and attracts thousands of visitors each year. With authentic Cyprus restaurants throughout the country, dining in Cyprus is an easy, incredibly enjoyable experience that rarely leaves visitors unsatisfied.

Drawing on the countries Greek roots, as well as some Turkish recipes, most Cyprus cuisine comprise fresh local vegetables, interesting meats and, since Cyprus restaurants wouldn’t be complete without a catch from the Mediterranean Sea, several original takes on traditional seafood dishes.

Choices to suit every taste and budget

If you’re dining in Cyprus, there are several Cyprus restaurants that accommodate a range of financial needs and tastes. For those dining in Cyprus and looking for a quick eat, there are a variety of fast food chain Cyprus restaurants, particularly in Paphos, that serve inexpensive food quickly for you to enjoy in your villa or apartment.

Tasting a range of cuisines, from authentic Cyprus meals to other international fares, those dining in Cyprus will be surprised by the variety of restaurants in Paphos.

From steak to seafood and even Chinese, Cyprus restaurants in Paphos serve a wide range of meals to satisfy every palette.

A few favourite dishes of those dining in Cyprus restaurants include meze, a collection of appetizers, souvlakia or kebab (bits of meat, generally lamb or pork, skewered) and roasted with vegetables and zalatina. There are also several traditional seafood dishes including calamari, sea bass and parpouni (red mullet).

Though the island is known for its Greek inspired meats and seafood, dining in Cyprus restaurants can be a sweet experience as well. From pastries saturated with honey to oriental honey cakes, sugary and savoury confections can be found throughout the island in restaurants or bakeries. Some favourite dessert selections include glyko, a mixture of juice preserves, cheese filled bourekia, and mehalebi, which are basically like nut filled, syrupy lady fingers.

Cyprus wines are world class

Known as some of the best in the world, Cyprus wines range from the full-bodied and spicy to light and sweet. Some of the most traditional Cyprus wines include ouzo, a distillation of grape juice, and zivania, a pink, cinnamon-flavoured wine.

Whether you opt for a sit-down dinner in the heart of Paphos or order from a take-away restaurant and eat from the comforts of your villa or apartment, dining in Cyprus restaurants is a memorable experience for everyone.

From meats and seafood to vegetables, sweets and wines, the Greek inspired cuisine will be a delight you'll enjoy during your holiday in Cyprus.

Baking bread the traditional way in a Cyprus village

Baking bread the traditional way in a Cyprus village

Enjoy a cup of the real Cyprus coffee

Enjoy a cup of the real Cyprus coffee

A Cyprus Greek salad is not to be missed and makes a perfect light lunch

A Cyprus Greek salad is not to be missed and makes a perfect light lunch

Enjoying a Cyprus Meze on your holiday is a must!

Enjoying a Cyprus Meze on your holiday is a must!