Paphos Travel Guide

  • The waterfall
    The waterfall
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  • THE ROCK OF APHRODITE
    THE ROCK OF APHRODITE
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  • Roman Mosaic.Paphos.
    Roman Mosaic.Paphos.
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Paphos Things to Do

  • Kato Paphos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Coral Bay beach is tourists' favourite beach in Paphos. I was recently here and I have a video showing the whole of the coral bay. (Don't miss it). Take the coast road from Paphos Town north for about 14 miles signposted to Peyia. There are frequent service buses from Kato Paphos

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  • Baths of Aphrodite

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    To visit this spot, you have to take the bus 645 to Polis. It departs from Karavella Station in Pano Pafos and the trip takes about 50 minutes. When in Polis, the last stop, you have to change to the bus 622 that passes Latchi and goes to the Baths, last stop. The trip takes about 20 minutes. The grotto, with the p

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  • Tomb of the Kings

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Tombs of the Kings that is a totally misleading name for this wide area of tombs, because not a single king was buried there. They might have been rich people but certainly no kings and their tombs were in many cases built like their former houses with an atrium in the middle. You can walk 2-3 hours through this wide area of tombs, that were...

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Paphos Restaurants

  • A Special Gyros

    I was leaving the supermarket when this lady looked at me and invited me to visit her bar. I was not thinking to get in, but I liked her sincere smile and invitation. I ordered a mixed Gyros. Please, don't ask me what is Gyros, Kebak and dürüm. For me, they are all the same!After talking to this kind lady, I noticed she was from Poland, a country I...

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  • Local beer

    After returning back from Adamas National Park it was almost dark, and I didn't go to Petra tou Romiou, as I wished to. Ok, next time I will visit the place!Just close to the bus station, in Kato Pafos, there are many cafés where you can enjoy the ocean while drinking a coffee or, why not, a local beer.At this café, they were having happy hour for...

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  • Unbeattable quality, reasonable prices!

    The small traditional village of Fyti (known for its famous Fythkiotika weaving textile industry) is only 25 minutes drive from Paphos and 15 minutes from Polis. I came here a few weeks ago to include this traditional little village in my Cyprus Guide.‘PEFKOS’ is the name of the 2nd Restaurant of the village and it is found across the square...

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Paphos Nightlife

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  • Not normally my kind of thing.

    I must say, as the title suggests, it's not normally my kind of thing to travel overseas and go to "English pubs" or "Irish bars" - I mean, what's the point? I was taken here, however, by Cypriot friends, and found it to be a great place. OK, it serves all the usual UK brews, Kilkenny, Guinness, John Smith's and even Blackthorn cider, has the...

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  • Live Music

    A truly amazing pub with great Live Music Acts 4 nights a week. This pub is one of the busiest bars in Paphos and also serves great food in the Daytime. A must for every visitor to Paphos!!! Relaxed!!

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  • Karaoke, Show

    The bar is like an addiction. Just one visit and you will return to it time and time again. A popular place downtown in Paphos Tomb of the Kings, the place provides an excellent atmosphere to enjoy your evening drink as you watch European football on large plasma screens, that too with English commentary.

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Paphos Transportation

  • Buses around Paphos

    Some useful bus lines:645 Karavella bus station - Polis Chrysochou 622 Polis Chrysochou - Baths of Afrodite618 Karavella bus station - Habour bus station611 Harbour bus station - Geroskipou Beach (Water Park)615 Harbour bus station - Coral Bay631 Harbour bus station - Petra tou Romiou

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  • Bus from Pafos to Nicosia

    To travel from Pafos to Nicosia you can travel directly or via Limassol. If you travel direcly is more comfortable as you save a lot of time and avoid to change the bus at Limassol.The buses in Pafos depart from Karabella Station.FAREA1 - 7.0 EURA2 - 13.0 EURB1 - 4.0 + 4.0 = 8.0 EURB2 - 7.0 + 7.0 = 14.0 EURFor 15.0 EUR you can travel for the whole...

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  • Recomaded Motorcycle and Buggie Rent

    I'd like to recommend on a very nice expiriance with a scooter rental in PaphosThe owner was very nice and welcoming He looks like a typical Greek with a long mustache, just like a movie star. My wife and I rented a scooter 200 cc and ride to the beaches and around the city , we really enjoyed it and the end after we returned the scooter we got a...

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Paphos Shopping

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  • Crooks and theives

    It was nice for my children to paint ceramics and they enjoyed it. But then we were supposed to receive the goods the following day after they had been fired in the oven and were told there was a power cut so they were not ready. They said they would post them to England. Until today (4 weeks later) we still do not have them and we have called and...

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  • Do you care for the Best Wine?

    Have you ever wondered which wines are considered to be the best in Cyprus?The most popular is the "Maratheftiko"It is rich and off dry with aromas of cherries and plums. I had the chance to taste while in a winery in Pitsilia.The other one is called ?Xynisteri" it is served as an aperitif, and also I like to accompany it with seafood as it is...

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  • Makariou Avenue Ktima shops.

    Most shops are located on Makariou III Ave. in Ktima. There is an open market at the north end of the avenue. During lunchtime (1pm till 4pm), on Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons most shops remain closed. Buy antiques, souvenirs, lace, pottery.

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Paphos Local Customs

  • Easter -Flaounes in Cyprus

    If you happen to be in the island of Cyprus during Easter, go to a bakery or a confectionery shop and buy some flaounes.Flaounes can be bought only during Easter. Taste them. I am sure you will love them.Flaounes are traditional Easter breads which have been served in Cyprus for generations. These breads are filled with a mixture of traditional...

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  • Backgammon is very popular here!

    A game of backgammon is very popular in the (kafenio) cafes where older people meet for a chat and time of relaxation.You will see friends gathered around the small table where their friends play ....sometimes the game can get serious, and the friends who participate bet who is going to win and this is fun.Sometimes at these cafes or Kafenia as...

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  • Musical and Dance Tradition

    Cyprus also has rich musical and dance traditions quite distinctive from those of Greece. Instruments that typically accompany folk dances are the violin and laouto, a lute with four double strings played with the quill of an eagle or vulture. Many Cyprus dances are performed face-to-face and as a suite. Both men and women are very nimble-footed...

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Paphos Warnings and Dangers

  • Fresh Fish and Bottled Wine are...

    Expect to pay a lot in Sea taverns especially if the seafood is fresh. Sometimes you cannot tell and it might be frozen but well covered with sauce and herbs to make it taste delicious that can be deceiving. Bottled wine is also expensive.Cyprus is very popular for its fine quality of wines.If you don’t want to pay much, try the house’s wine. Ask...

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  • Precautions -Weever's fish poisonous...

    It is advisable to have plastic shoes on when you swim to avoid the danger of being bitten by a dragon-fish (drakena) in Greek. I had heard of many cases in the past and I have known about these bites from youth. Recently a friend’s daughter was bitten by one and she spent a week in hospital under drip and antibiotics. The pain is unbearable. It...

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  • Red Lion Pub, Paphos

    If you do decide to venture into the Red Lion English Pub in Bar Street Paphos, be sure to check your bill, our group and another were repeatedly over charged for drinks that were never purchased. Looks as though the barman is a nice little take.

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Paphos Tourist Traps

  • Car Rental Scam - 27€ for petrol

    Just came back from a nice trip in Cyprus. However, before adding some suggestions of things to do there, we thought we'd put out a warning for future visitors. We went browsing for a car rental from Pahos to visit the area for a couple of days. We met a nice sales lady and trusted her. Everything seemed to be in order. We paid for the rental by...

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  • Offering Money to a Cypriot Tip Rating:

    If you are in Cyprus and you badly need some help either on the road or at the place where you stay, avoid giving money to a Cypriot.He will be offended. He does everything for you because he feels like it. Otherwise he would not do it.If you really want to pay back for what he did, you can invite him for a glass of wine, or a cup of...

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  • Handling Timeshares & Best ways to see...

    Mainly only seen in the Harbour lurking on the corners and along the roads. Many of them young and just standing around holding scratch cards or talking to people. They will try to get you into conversation by greeting you friendly. Best way to handle them - ignore them! Be aware though that they will always do this no matter how many times you...

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Paphos What to Pack

  • Protect your skin.

    Mini sized sun tan cream for the mans shirt pocket. Its usually hot and sunny in Cyprus. may to sept.

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  • PACK LIGHT.

    The weather in Cyprus gets very hot,take a good high sun factor and don't forget mosquito repellent,my niece got bit 28 times and it looked like she had chicken pots,i got bit 12 times it was horrible.Also pack light with the lovely weather, we lived in shorts and t.shirts.

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Paphos Off The Beaten Path

  • Adonis Baths in Paphos

    Adonis baths are a two level waterfall and I highly recommend this drive here. I visited it recently on my last trip to Paphos and you will find Mr. Pambos Theodorou there to greet you. He is a writer, poet, lyric and actor. He has great sense of humor and he says that he lives here. He has turned his house into a kind of museum and the entrance is...

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  • A drive to the Traditional Village of...

    The Small Traditional Village of FYTIOn my recent trip to Paphos I had the opportunity to visit the small and traditional village of Fyti. I have dedicated a whole entry with details on my Cyprus Guide #5 and I give you the link to read about this place.It is very interesting indeed and it pays to drive out there. It has a weaving museum and...

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  • Emba? Empa?

    4 kilometres north of Paphos, the village of Empa (also known as Emba) is, these days, almost swallowed up by the expansion of Paphos. The surrounding land that for centuries was used for growing a wide variety of produce for local markets (even sugar cane was grown in Lusignan times) is more and more being turned over to retirement and holiday...

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Paphos Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing in Cyprus

    In Cyprus, snow skiing starts from the beginning of January to the end of March on Mount Olympus, which is only 3 km from Troodos hill resort, and 12 km from Platres.There are 4 ski lifts . Two of these lifts are installed on the North Face of Mount Olympus. One is 350 and the other 500 metres long respectively.The other two ski lifts, each 150...

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  • Nature Trails in Paphos and Akamas

    Nature Walkers can enjoy unforgettable hiking experiences in the many unspoiled areas on the island of Cyprus.BE SURE to visit the Tourism Office upon reaching the island where you will get for free full details with colourful details on the Nature Trails of the island.For the AKAMAS Forest:There are two walking trails. The first one is called...

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  • Beach exercising in Cyprus

    Early in the morning - 6 a.m you will see many people walking up and down and excercising.It is something that I love doing when I am at a beach resort as well. People get up so early because after 10 the sun is burning hot and it is dangerous.You will see people walking again late in the aftrnoon a little before the sun sets.There are beautiful...

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  • The Top 3 Archaeological Sites in Paphos

    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...

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  • Cyprus the Island of Goddess Aphrodite

    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...

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  • Hospitality on the island!

    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,...

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Harbour Area
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Paphos Fort
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Archaelogical Park 1
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Coral Bay
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The Rock of Afrodite
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Akamas Peninsula
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Baths of Afrodite
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A lot of history.
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Aphrodite's Rock
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Adonis Baths/Waterfalls
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HARBOUR AREA
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Bird and Animal Park
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A Restaurant in the village of Fyti
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Hiring a Car in Cyprus
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The best stifado ever.
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Am-mez-ing
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The road to Polis
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Swallowed up
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The Mycenean Settlement of Palaiocastro Maa
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Aphrodite's Bath
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Culture next to tourism: the beautiful mosaics.
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Nice view of the Marina and Castle
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The Green Intercity Buses
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