Don't leave without paying a visit to the Tomb of the Kings.
You will surely be impressed here, and the whole of Paphos is a World Heritage Site.
Kourion is the other spectacular site near Episkopi which is in the suburbs of Limassol.
Kourion is a must! Here you will see miles or fuins and beutiful mosaics.
St. Paul's Pillar is the third top site you should visit while in Cyprus!
The actual pillar still stands.
Aphrodite is the goddess of great beauty.
In ancient literature it is written that she was the daughter born to Zeus and Dione.
It is believed that the birth place of Aphrodite is at “Petra tou Romiou” beach very near Pissouri.
Aphrodite, the goddess of love has been a popular subject in artworks like classical sculpture and fresco. In most of these artworks she has been depicted nude.
Cypriots are very hospitable. Don't say " no thanks" if you are asked to have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with a Cypriot. Feel this human touch. You will be given the warmest of welcomes here.
By travelling around the island you will find that the spirit of hospitality is very strong in Cyprus.
Cypriots have a reputation for being friendly, so don't be surprised if they invite you into their homes and go out of their way to treat you as one of the family.
The majority of Cypriots speak English and you will be instantly accepted and given a taste of the local culture and way of life.
The people's helpful nature means that if your car ever breaks down you will never be stuck at the roadside for more than a few minutes before someone stops to help.
I am sure that by the time you leave the island you will have made some real good friends, and you would want to return the following year back again.
They are open during shopping hours.
They can be reached through the following automatic phone numbers:
Nicosia 1412, Larnaca 1414, Limassol 1415, and Paphos 1416.
Names, addresses and phone numbers of chemists' shops which may open till late at night, or on Public Holidays and on Sundays are listed in the daily newspapers.
Well my advice as its December would be to find a hotel in Larnaca. Paphos tends to be a holiday destination and Larnaca has all the advantages of a City and is much more fun in the winter. Also you have the BIG ADVANTAGE of not having that long drive to Paphos when you get off the plane after a 5 hour flight and probably a 2/3 hour stay in a uk airport.
I found the town of Paphos really disappointing... it's huge and it's all made up of abitative concrete blocks, for the retired (from britain, mainly). A very unattractive town with a glorious past... the birthplace of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Basically, this is not Cyprus, it's a British colony. There's lots of beer around, plenty of fast-food or all-british-food joints, and people enjoying a few drinks too many. Oh, I forgot, very aggressive traffic, too.
Fondest memory: Paphos is some beautiful sights, too. The mosaic archaeological site is truly stunning and is on the UNESCO list. There's also a Medieval Fort at the harbor and some interesting and lesser known churches. Another great sight is the Tombs of the Kings, a very mysterious and enchanting archaeological area a few kilometres from the centre.
Just 15 minutes from Paphos this is an excellent option for all ages, with go-karts for adults and children on a 500m circuit.
There is also a games center and a children’s playground.
Open daily from 10am to 11pm.
Not exactly a Favourite Thing about Cyprus, but.......
When calling home, use one of the many public call boxes. You will need to purchase a phonecard, which are available from any of the kiosks or corner shops.
These come in £3,£5 and £10 denominations. I have found that a £5 card is sufficient to make several calls home to the UK over the space of a two week holiday.
Favorite thing: We met alot of people in Cyprus that got their eyes tested while they were there,the glasses over there are alot cheaper than at home and i don't think they waited that long after having a eye test before picking up the glasses.There are hundreds of opticians all over Cyprus.
Favorite thing: If you want to go on any excursions there is a shop in Paphos Harbour just before you get to the Fort that does really good trips,we all used this company and its really good value for money and much cheaper than the reps in the hotel charge.
Fondest memory: A memorable 10th wedding anniversary spent on the island of Cyprus - the third largest island in the Med. It was early spring but the weather was oh so pleasant compared to back home in Blighty, there were fewer tourists around and wild flowers were abundant and colourful. We stayed in Paphos, which was the capital of Cyprus during Roman times and thus is rich in Historical remains.
The weather is pretty good all year round in Cyprus, we have been there twice in August and the weather is blistering-clouds are at a premium :)))
Fondest memory: Waking up in the morning to a sunny day-unlike most days in the UK!
Eat a meze. This is great. This are all little meals with all the goodies from Cypres.
Fondest memory: My best memory is the tree with all the white things in it (from underwear till napkins) where you can make a wish for the ones you love who is (very) ill. I made a wish and the person who i made the wish for is still alive...
Fondest memory: The coastline of Cyprus, known as the Island of Aphrodite - this is Aphrodite's Rock the legendary birthplace of the Goddess.
Fondest memory: This beach was at Agios Georgios, there was a small harbour and an excellent fish restaurent, if you take a little walk you will find a beach with rock pools and fantastic waves.