Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In Antiquity two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos and New Paphos. The currently inhabited city is New Paphos which is a popular fast developing tourist resort, home to an attractive fishing harbour.
Paphos is divided into two major quarters: Ktima, on the sea terrace, is the main residential district, and Kato Pafos, by the sea, is built around the medieval port and contains most of the luxury hotels and the entertainment infrastructure of the city. Apostolou Pavlou Avenue (St. Paul's Ave.), the busiest road in Paphos, connects the two quarters of the city.
Paphos is listed on the World Cultural Heritage List. Among the treasures unearthed, are the remarkable mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion, beautifully preserved after 16 centuries under the soil. Then there are the mysterious vaults and caves, the Tombs of the Kings andthe ancient Odeon Theatre. Other places of interest including the Byzantine Museum and the District Archaeological Museum, with its attractive collection of Cypriot antiquities from the Paphos area, dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD. Near Odeon, there are the remains of the ancient city walls, the Roman Agora and a building dedicated to Asclepius, god of medicine.
Things to See & Do
* Paphos Castle
* Old Paphos
* Tomb of the Kings
* Paphos marina area
* Ayia Paraskevi church in Yeroskipou (NE of Paphos)
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Greek, Turkish
Land Area – 9,251 km² (Cyprus)
Population – 50,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 357
Port Location – Cruise ships berth at the port of Limassol located on the outskirts of the city of Limassol, 60km’s from Paphos. Tranfers from the port are available.
Travel Links – Paphos International Airport has flights to most major European towns, e.g. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan) and many Eastern European countries.
The ferry service from Greece runs from Piraeus, Rhodes and Ayios Nikolaos in Crete to Limassol. You may also catch a freighter from Italy, Portugal, Southampton and various other European ports.