This mystical city that once belonged to the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece has become a hot tourist destination in Europe. Paphos (Pafos) is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty, and the city bears many relics and monuments to worship her. The city is divided into two parts - Palaepaphos (Old Paphos) and the Nea or Kato Paphos (New Paphos). This historic city has still retained its old-world charm, and has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Stunning beaches, historical museums and dynamic nightlife define the city of Paphos. Come and explore true Cypriot hospitality, where the past seamlessly merges into the present.
The coastal city of Paphos (Pafos) has been populated since the pre-historic times and is one of the oldest cities in the world which has seen rise and fall of manykingdoms. It also has religious importance as the Greek goddess of beauty and love, the Aphrodite, was born here. As a reflection of its rich past, the city bears several landmarks and monuments which in the present times are well-known all over the world. Places like the Aphrodite's Rock, Paphos Archaeological Park, Akamas Peninsula are swarmed by the tourists and the number of tourists visiting this coastal city is increasing every year. The shoreline is home to a number of pristine beaches which are popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.
The historical city of Paphos (Pafos) is known for its rich and varied cultural heritage. This coastal city is famous for its churches and monasteries along with other religious places. The people in Paphos are an avid connoisseur of arts and various events and performances take place throughout the year.
The city is also popular for their local festivals and performances which are enjoyed by the people from different walks of life. Theatre groups like the Kendall and Morelli Amphitheatre, Paphos Youth Theatre, etc strives to promote and support the theatrical performance and artists. Another popular form of entertainment in the city is the multiplexes and entertainment destinations.
Nightlife & Dining
A seaside paradise, enamelled in history and legends, the city of Paphos welcomes all those who know how to enjoy life. Paphos (Pafos) is slowly but steadily gaining recognition as a global tourist destination, which has led to a drastic change in its dining and nightlife.
The restaurants in the city offer authentic Cypriot fare, whereas the bars are famous for their innumerable kinds of wines and beers. The nightlife and clubs guarantee, unlimited fun and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Artists from all over the world visit the live music clubs in Paphos to mesmerise the audience.
The culture of a region is identified by the people and their beliefs and most importantly their civilization. Paphos (Pafos) was once ruled by powerful empires like the Romans and the Myceneans, the relics of which can be distinctly traced in the Cypriot Culture.
The city of Paphos is famous for its art and culture around the world, it can also be called as the cultural seat of the Europe. Being the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite has made this city even more pious. The museums, art galleries and festivals revolve around the city’s rich cultural background.
Shopping in Paphos (Pafos) has been through a lot of transformation over the last decade or so, with the emergence of many supermarkets and shopping centres together with the introduction of well-known high street brands. The main shopping lane which runs parallel to the beach promenade is an ideal place for the tourists to shop. Some of the interesting options to try in Paphos are Papantoniou Supermarket, G.Sel Milano Boutique, Debenhams, etc.
Also, do not forget to check out the open-air markets and traditional souvenir shops for some unique gifts at reasonable prices.