AGTA (UK)

The Association of Greek-Cypriot Travel Agents

Guide to resorts in Cyprus: Paphos

With its own airport, Paphos (or Pafos) is situated on the south-western side of Cyprus. The birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is an appealing blend of old and new offering ancient sites and sun soaked beaches.

An authentically slower pace

It has a slower pace with a big measure of local authenticity. The area has two 18 hole Golf courses in Tsada and at the Secret Valley, Aphrodite Hills - opened in October 2002.

Important sites include the 16th century Paphos Castle, the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion - with their amazing third-century mosaic floors – and the Odeon, a small, second-century Roman theatre.

Another place of interest is the picturesque harbour, with its variety of restaurants and cafes and museums. Also worth a visit and located just outside Paphos are the Tombs of the Kings, a vast complex of burial grounds dating from the fourth century.

The Temple of Aphrodite with its museum is at Kouklia. To the north of Paphos, picturesque Polis, Latchi harbour and the Baths of Aphrodite are worth a visit.

An archway and columns in Paphos

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