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    Paphos Aphrodite Festival

    by greekcypriot Updated Jun 4, 2010

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    Every year the beginning of September the Paphos Festival takes place.
    If you are in Cyprus those days, and you love opera you have the chance to watch the Opera of the Slovak Theatre.
    It takes place in the Paphos Castle, on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of September.
    This year (2010) you will watch "LA BOHEME" by Giacomo Puccini.

    The Opera of Puccini

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    The Monastery of Agios Neophytos

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 1, 2011

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    This monastery is about 10 kms northwest of Paphos.
    I have visited it recently while I was in the Paphos region visiting some cousins of mine.

    It contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes from the 12th to the 15th centuries.
    The later monastery church contains some of the best examples of post-Byzantine icons of the 16th century and don't leave without visiting the very interesting eclesiastical museum.

    Cats:
    I have never seen in my life so many cats, and I was surprised to see in the parking lot a sign saying that people can feed the cats in that certain spot.
    Cats of so many colours and so beautiful were scattered all around that place.
    Don't forget to take something along for them if you go!

    The Monastery of Agios Neophytos in Paphos Agios Neophytos monastery in Paphos The cats in the Monastery of Agios Neophytos
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    Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 1, 2011

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    The Monastery of Chrysorrogitissa is dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate'.
    It was restored at the end of the 18th century.
    It has a collection of important icons and treasures. It celebrates the 15th of August which is a very important date for the Orthodox church.

    Some of the products the monastery produces here is some good quality wine.

    There is a very old huge pine tree ousite the courtyard ....on the right side of the monastery.
    The views are panoramic from out there.

    The Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa in Paphos The sign about the huge pine tree Panoramic views from the Monastery The huge pine tree in Chrysorrogiatissa
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    Paphos Archaeological Museum

    by greekcypriot Updated Apr 23, 2011

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    The archaeological Museum of Pafos houses an attractive collection of Cypriot antiquities from the Pafos area, dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD.
    Visit the tombs of the Kings as well.

    All the year round

    Tuesday-Friday: 08:00-15:00
    Saturday: 09:00-15:00
    Sunday & Monday: closed

    The Archaeological Museum in Paphos
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    The House of Dionysos

    by greekcypriot Updated Nov 9, 2014

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    The House of Dionysos

    At a restored Roman Villa, visitors can see the mosaic decorations and the mythological compositions dating back to the second century A.D.

    The house is given the name “House of Dionysos” because of the many depictions of Dionysos who was the god of wine.

    The house most probably belonged to a member of the ruling Roman class or a wealthy citizen of Paphos.

    The interior of the house of Dionysos Information about the Mosaics Dionysos mosaics -2nd centrury A.D. Mosaics  -2nd centrury A.D. Mosaics -2nd centrury A.D.
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    Geroskipou Folkloric Museum

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 23, 2011

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    The name of Geroskipou village comes from the Greek phrase "Ieros Kipos" the sacred garden of Aphrodite. A fascinating collection of folk art and craft pieces is exhibited in the beautiful traditional house of Hadjismith.

    September-June
    Monday-Friday: 09:00-14:30
    Thursday 09:00-17:00
    Saturday and Sunday: closed
    July-August
    Monday-Friday: 07:30-14:30
    Saturday and Sunday: closed

    Entrance: €1,28

    Geroskypou Folkloric Museum
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    Kourion

    by greekcypriot Written Apr 23, 2011

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    The ruins of Kourion are found near Episkopi.
    You will see well preserved mosaics and it is worth visiting.

    Phone: 2593425
    Directions: Opening Hours:08.00 - 19.30
    Admission: 1.70 euro.
    Almost all the site is wheelchair accessible:

    4 km southwest of the village of Episkopi in the District of Limassol

    Mosaics
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    Aphrodite's Rock - Petra tou Romiou

    by greekcypriot Updated Apr 23, 2011

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    Petra tou Romiou, a rock off the shore along the main road from Paphos to Limassol, has been regarded since ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddes of love and fertility.

    According to ancient tradition, Aphrodite was born from the waves on the site off the coast of Cyprus.
    Type of site: Ancient Greek shrine

    During the holiday season, a kiosk sells soft drinks.

    Aphrodite's Rock - Petra tou Romiou
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    A great mid-sized waterpark that is not crowded!

    by Tourtech Written Apr 21, 2005

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    As a family, we like theme parks and on hot days, waterparks. The Aphroditie waterpark in Paphos turned out to be one of the best we have ever been at.

    We had planned one day away from the beach, where the kids and adults could all get wet or just hang out. Aproditie Waterpark was great for all three Generations. Our parents rode the lazy river as well as a few other rides, the adult kids rode all the rides and the nieces and nephews had kids rides to play in.... Best of all, there were hardly any lineups for any of the rides. This is not the case for most other waterparks.

    They do not have the most modern water rides, but there are enough fun rides to keep the adventure going throughout the day.

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    PAPHOS ODEON.

    by cazz38 Updated Sep 3, 2005

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    This small 2nd century Odeon is built entirely of limestone blocks,it has been partially restored to give an impression of how it once was.It suffered earthquake damage in the 7th century and was abandoned.During the summer months it is used for performances.The modern lighthouse is in the background of the picture.

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    GLASS BOTTOM BOAT.

    by cazz38 Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    Take a trip on a glass bottom boat,we went out on it for two hours and it stops in a little bay so you can go snorkelling they supply all the snorkelling gear.On the day we went we didn't see many fish from the glass bottom as it was quite rocky, but we did manage to see a ship wreck which was amazing.

    The glass bottom boat
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    CORAL BAY.

    by cazz38 Written Sep 3, 2005

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    The beach where we were staying wasn't very big,so we all used to jump on the bus and head for Coral Bay.Its a lovely beach with safe swimming and many water sports.There is a cliff top restuarant with stunning veiws over the bay.

    Coral Bay.
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    The Akamas Peninsula

    by kayleigh06 Updated Apr 19, 2007

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    The Akamas Peninsula in on the west coast, this is one of the last wild and unspoilt places on the Cypriot coast. We found our way to here when we had hired out a car on the first trip to Cyprus and we was working or way upto the North-West to see The Birthplace of Aphrodite. The area is full of vegetation and barren rock. This area would be really ideal for people who are into long walks or Rambling as the area is full of paths which will take you as high up (or as low down) into the Peninsula. The views are that great from the main road which takes you around here that we stopped the car to get out to spend 15 or so minutes just to take in all the views. Baths of Aphrodite are around this area aswell also it is ewll known that this is the place where Aphrodite restored her virginity.

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    Old Paphos

    by freya_heaven Written Apr 28, 2004

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    The old town of Paphos is slightly inland, on top of a hill. Although it is still pretty touristy, you can at least get a glimps of true Cypriot life. Old men men watching the world go by in cafes etc.

    We got a local bus from Paphos up to old Paphos.

    Old Paphoa Market

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    Layers of history

    by TheWanderingCamel Written Mar 28, 2011

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    With a mosaic nut like MrL in the family, Paphos's splendid Roman pavements were right at the top of the list of things to see there...and justifiably so. Since the first accidental discovery in 1962, several wonderful floors have been excavated in the area now designated as an Archaeological Park, no doubt more lie below the ground, waiting to be discovered. At the time of our visit, three houses were open to the public, two others - the House of Orpheus and the House of the Four Seasons, closed on our first visit in 2000, were closed still? again? in 2011. No-one seemed to be able to tell us if this was a long-term closure.

    The mosaics are not the only treasure the park contains however - the site is huge with excavations and structures from just about every stage of Paphos's history - exploring further will reveal a Graeco-Roman Odeion, a mediaeval castle, pre-historic rock-cut tombs, a Byzantine church, a Greek god's sanctuary, the Roman agora - bring a hat, a packed lunch and a water bottle and wear very comfortable shoes if you plan on seeing it all in one hit!

    The ticket office and gatehouse just off the seaside promenade gives acces to the mosaics, castle, theatre and agora. Your ticket covers the other sections of the park outside this area. The park opens every day at 8; closing time varies with the seasons.

    Pre-historic tombs Graeco-Roman theatre Roman villas Byzantine basilica Meadiaeval fortress
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Paphos has it all, peace, beautiful scenery, great beaches but with so much to do for families and the more adventurous.

Must See: The mosaics at the House of Dionysos. They are so vibrant...

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