Paphos (or Pafos) is one of the most beautiful and ancient towns of Cyprus. Wherever one treads in Paphos he
comes across its glorious history which dates back thousands of years, when the cult of goddess Aphrodite who
emerged from its seas, flourished in this beautiful part of the world attracting many visitors from the island and
Today Paphos is a small harbour town , but in Hellenistic and Roman times it was the capital of Cyprus. Still under the spell of her Beauty-Goddess, the area retaining her magic, has remained impact by time. Paphos seduces its visitor with its majestic landscape, lovely coastline, historical treasures and delightful villages where tradition is still a way of life.
With a population of just 28.000 Pafos nestles In the lee of the Western Troodos Mountains, which add another dimension to this area of scenic beauty. The recent addition of its own international airport nearby has opened up the Pafos area, Holidays to Paphos are like holidays to paradise and for those who love history, Paphos will seem like heaven. Many people are familiar with the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and it was on the Paphos shoreline that her legend was born. Remnants of this legend can still be seen today in a number of features including The Venus Rock and the Baths of Aphrodite.
Some of the amazing places to see whilst on holidays in Paphos include Paphos Medieval Fort which is located at the harbour, Petra Tou Romiou which is the birthplace of Aphrodite and located 25km from Paphos, The Tombs of the Kings which are spread out over a vast area and are underground tombs that date back to the 4th Century BC. There are also a number of churches and museums to visit too.
Paphos Cyprus consists of two separate areas, the coastal region known as Kato Paphos and the actual town itself known locally as Pano Paphos. Paphos is extremely popular with a wide range of tourists including English, German, and other European nationalities.