Paphos Travel Guide

  • The waterfall
    The waterfall
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  • Roman Mosaic.Paphos.
    Roman Mosaic.Paphos.
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  • Tombs of the Kings
    Tombs of the Kings
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Paphos Things to Do

  • Harbour Area

    The Castle of Paphos is one of the most famous landmarks of the City. There is no way to visit Paphos and not come to the harbour. A number of archaeologists have taken an interest in excavating and investigating the castle as it dates back to the Roman era. The Byzantine fort, was originally built to protect the harbor but was destroyed due...

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  • Kato Paphos

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paphos is located in the western extremity of the island of Cyprus. Its modern reason d’être is to welcome the thousands upon thousands of tourists yearning for some sun, scarce commodity in other parts of Europe. Thus this Promised Land in weather terms has turned into a sprawling metropolis accommodating the sun-worshiping hordes. Along the way...

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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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Paphos Restaurants

  • Harbor Side

    Harbor-side:A delicious meal chosen from a range of local and internationally themed restaurants in a beautiful setting overlooking the harbour and the Venetian fort.When you have finished, you can walk off any extra calories with a stroll along the promenade sharing the atmosphere with the families and couples enjoying the outdoor way of life....

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  • 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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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

  • Paphos Airport Buses & Limassol Airport...

    There are buses to drive you from the Paphos airport to the city centre of Paphos.Find the timetable and all information through this link: http://www.cyprusbybus.com/routes.aspx?sid=8FROM PAPHOS TO LIMASSOL:http://limassolairportexpress.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/PAPHOS_GR29.03.2015.pdfI chose the Limassol airport Express coach and with just...

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  • RYANAIR Budget Airlines from Europe to...

    On my recent trip to Cyprus I landed in Paphos instead of LarnacaI took advantage of the budget tickets that I came across, purchased from Ryanair.It was not the first time flying with this budget airline, -perhaps the 8th, but the last time I flew with them was 5 years back and several things have changed since then.What you should have in mind:...

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  • Taxi Fares in General

    If Money is Not a Problem:When booking a taxi transfer, it is wise to ask for a price. Tell the phone operator where you are and where you want to go. Also, mention the number of passengers and if there is any luggage or not. Then, let them tell you a price and if that's reasonable, arrange for your pick-up.The link indicates roughly the cost.

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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

  • Nostalgia rei(g)ns supreme

    Unexpected revelations in the back streets of Paphos. Owned by yearning expats or local fans - who cares; it is sublime!

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  • Whom Paphos caters to

    This bilingual sign shows a great deal about the current situation in Paphos social life. The people that Paphos folk love the most are Russian-speaking or English-speaking. Practically all the signs around town are in one of these “official” languages or why not put them together just as in this case!?

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  • Musical and Dance Tradition

    On my very recent trip to Paphos I was on a long stroll when I came across a Cypriot folk group.I took a few photos. Click on the link below to find more about these folk dances if you wish. Cyprus also has rich musical and dance traditions quite distinctive from those of Greece. Instruments that typically accompany folk dances are the violin and...

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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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Theseus and others
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Burial highlights
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The Harbour Area & Medieval Castle
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Saranta Kolones Castle
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The Lighthouse, Odeon & Agora
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The Exhibition Centre -The World of Cyprus Birds!
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The Mosaics of Kato Paphos
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The House of Four Seasons
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The House of Aion - 3rd -5th Cent. A.D
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The House of Theseus
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The House of Dionysos
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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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Buses around Paphos
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Akamas Peninsula
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Bus from Pafos to Nicosia
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Baths of Afrodite
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Recomaded Motorcycle and Buggie Rent
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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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Unbeattable quality, reasonable prices!
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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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Events and Special Celebrations
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Culture next to tourism: the beautiful mosaics.
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Not to be missed!
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