In antiquity Paphos – or as the locals spell it – Pafos – was the centre of the cult of Aphrodite and is today a bustling holiday resort.
Paphos is in two parts, ‘Ktima Paphos’ being the upper area and the true town centre; ‘Kato Paphos’ being the lower area by the beach and harbour and the place the tourists come for. It combines a pleasant harbour and medieval fort, historical sites and spectacular countryside.
Paphos was the capital of Cyprus for 600 years in ancient times and its archaeological legacy is such that UNESCO put the whole town on its World Cultural Heritage List.
Things to check out in Paphos while you’re enjoying your holiday in Cyprus include:
Paphos Castle and the harbour in Kato Paphos
Paphos Archaeological Park in Kato Paphos
Tombs of the Kings on Tombs of the Kings Road in Paphos
The Municipal Market in Ktima Paphos
There are restaurants and bars to suit every budget in Paphos. By night Kato Paphos buzzes – the famous Bar Street being a mecca for party animals!
There’s lots to see and do in Paphos – by day and by night. Ponder the long history or go wild on Bar Street – with everything else in between.