Paphos – Cyprus’s Favourite Resort

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Paphos : Cyprus’s Favourite Resort

When most people think of Cyprus, usually one of the first places that comes into their head is Paphos.

It is by far Cyprus’s most popular tourist destination, so it can get very busy during the hot summer months.

Paphos lies on the South West coast of the island and is sheltered from the north by the Troodos mountain range.

The Paphos area is well known for its friendly locals and for their hospitality. Paphos has plenty to offer visitors all year round. Spend some time in the sparkling warm waters of the Mediterranean in the summer; get out into the countryside when the fields are carpeted in wildflowers in the springtime; or you may fancy a round or two of golf as the main golf courses in Cyprus are located in the Paphos area.

If history and culture are of interest to you, visitors to Paphos are really spoilt for choice.

Some of the most popular sites are:-

Paphos Castle/Fort
Sited down at the harbour, this now empty fort is a big tourist attraction.
The majority of visitors usually climb to the very top to get the breathtaking
view of harbour and down-town Paphos.

Paphos Fort/Castle - Paphos - Cyprus's Favourite Resort
Paphos Fort/Castle – Paphos – Cyprus’s Favourite Resort

Tomb Of The Kings.
This is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is located on the road out towards
the Coral Bay area. It dates from around the 3rd Cenutry BC to the 3rd Century AD.
The site is spread over quite a large area and the tombs are carved from solid rock.

Tomb Of The Kings - Paphos Cyprus
Tomb Of The Kings – Paphos Cyprus

 

Paphos Mosaics
These are located close the the harbour area . This is another Unesco
World Heritage site.
The Villa of Dionysos, which is part of the park, covers approx 2000
square metres and contains the superbly preserved mosaics dating from the 3rd to the 5th Century AD.
An absolute “must see”.

Saint Paul’s Pillar
This is located at the site of the Hrysopolitissa Basillica.
This is said to be where the Saint was punished with 39 lashes for preaching
Christianity.

Churches
There many churches in the Paphos area, but one of the most
beautiful is the Agia Paraskevi. This is located in the lovely village
of Geroskipou. The majority of visitors are going to look at the
preserved frescos dating back to the 15th Century AD.

Agia Pareskevi Frescos – Paphos

Petra Tou Romiou – Aphrodite’s Rock
Probably the most visited beach in Cyprus.
Legend has it that this is the birthplace of Aphrodite, The Goddess of Love.
This area is about 14 miles east of Paphos.

Petra Tou Romiou -Aphrodite's Rock Near Paphos
Petra Tou Romiou -Aphrodite’s Rock Near Paphos

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