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    the best laid plans of mice & men

    by MrBill Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Built to last? Ha, some of these buildings are less than 1600 years old and they are literally falling apart. Ruins? I'll say they are.

    Seriously, if looking at old stone foundations is your kind of thing, you can certainly get some done in Pafos. They date back from the 3rd & 4th century A.D. First came the Greeks, then the Romans, and then the Christians. Although, it was good old Mother Nature and her side-kick Earthquake that eventually reduced these splendid period pieces to rubble.

    However, the mosaics of Pafos are worth a look. For those of you who struggle to draw a picture you may like to reflect on the intricate murals made of small stones and brazed clay tiles which are not only lifelike in every detail, but also depict Greek mythology. Then you can marvel that they were created by artisans some 1600 years ago.

    Admission costs just CYP1.50 per adult. Wear a hat as the area is exposed to the sun and it will get hot in the summer. In the winter you might like to have an umbrella handy. It doesn't rain often, but it can rain hard and there isn't a lot of cover amoung the ruins.

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    TOMBS OF THE KINGS

    by AWH Written Jul 1, 2010

    THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE PLACE, OVER 2000 YEARS OLD! THERE WAS SO MANY OLD TOMBS TO LOOK AROUND WE WERE THERE FOR OVER TWO HOURS. GO IN THE MORNING BEFORE IT GETS TOO HOT! IT ONLY COSTS 1.70EURO EACH TO GET IN!

    ENTRANCE TO THE SITE
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  • Troodos, Baths, Market, WaterPark, Coral Bay

    by Muzzy&Funtik Written Aug 8, 2006

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    So, having rent the car for 2 days, we did almost all possible sightseeing starting from Aphrodite Birthplace Rock (nothin really special apart from russian "graphiti" on the rocks). It was a bit of a challenge to find the way up to Troodos mountains and the cyprus roads are horrible i must say! - lack of road signs makes it very easy to make the wrong turn. Which we did several times. Troodos mountains are real beauty - local Swiss Alps with chalet cottages and hotels. If your aim is Kykkos monastery, dont forget to take appropriate clothes (shorts not allowed). There is also a secret hellicopter field for monks (see photo).
    On the way back despite we had 3 maps that we carefully checked every 5 minutes, the road brought us to Limassol instead of Paphos. How could this happen?! I still cant figure it out...
    What we both liked most of all were Aphrodites Baths (turn to the mountains on the road to coral bay). Apart from the most! ever! horrible! road! i ever seen, the place is cool, quiet, beautiful oasis.
    Tombs of the kings we visited at noon and it was tropical hot which is the main impression.
    What i would definitely not recommend is Coral Bay beach (dirty, stinky sea, crowded beach, yuk!).
    Local market in old town is mainly for souvernir-hunters, nothing like a traditional greek village flea market how i imagined it.
    WaterPark is OK, but be careful that after you have a hot-dog & a coke, they'll scan your bracelet at exit and charge you zillion! Try Kamikadze slide but beware a wedgy :)
    Harbour: During our stay there was a Paphos Beer Fest in the harbour with bands playing "Hot stuff" and other ancient but nice music. Food in local restaurants is delicious, see next tip!

    Monks' Hellicopter Ppahos beer Fest Aphrodite Birthplace Roads! Troodos
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    All Aboard the Funbus!

    by Robbie-jim Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    A visit to the Coral Bay/Paphos area wouldn't be complete without a trip on the "Original Yellow FUNBUS Expedition" in the company of your hilarious driver/host/guide the irrepressable Garry Dundee.

    He's a very funny , charismatic guy and certainly provides a day to remember in his reconditioned 1950's bedford bus.

    As well as visiting some interesting and scenic locations in Paphos's surrounding hills (the reptile sanctuary, Adonis waterfall/baths, a reconstruction of a prehistoric village among other places) he also has you in stitches with stories and comedy routines. I can't give the game away too much except to say you'll have a real good laugh!

    It costs around £30cyp each and this includes a delicious lunch with as much wine/soft drinks as you want at a traditional mountain tavern in a beautiful, panoramic location.

    To book in Coral Bay, go to Sea Caves Travel and Tours at the top just past the bus stop (along from the fast-food caravan).

    Fun on a Bus!
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Paphos District Hotels

  • Louis King Jason

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  • Anassa Hotel Polis

    Aphrodites Rd, Polis, 8830, Cyprus

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • The Olympian Beach Villas

    , P.O.Box 53600, Limassol, Latchi, 3303, Cyprus

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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