Paphos Travel Guide

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With its population of only 27,000 inhabitants Paphos (also spelled Pafos) is the capital of Cyprus' western region. Most of the inhabitants work as employees in various branches of tourism, because there is not much industry.

Paphos consists of two areas: the coastal resort area (Kato Paphos) and the town itself (Pano Paphos) which is slightly inland. Paphos airport offers a great link point to many European cities, as opposed to flying into Larnaca (the larger airport closer to the eastern portion of the island) and driving (~100km, 80Euro cab ride each way.)

Paphos is very popular with tourists, and especially with English, German and Scandinavian tourists. Among its attractions are its ancient mosaic floors, its beautiful old harbour, its modern hotels and restaurants, situated along the seaside promenade.Other sights include an archaeological museum, the Byzantine castle of Paphos, the Tombs of the Kings, St. Paul’s Pillar and the Temple of Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty).

The climate of Cyprus makes the summer months a popular time for tourism in Paphos, when temperatures reach easilly into the mid 30 degrees centigrade every day. However the cooler winter months make walking and cycling ideal activities, especially further away in the mountains.

The main shopping lane, which runs parallel to the beach promenade, is the ideal tourists' marketplace.

Paphos is one of the main tourist spots in Cyprus. The sun shines all day long in the radiant town. There are many hotels both big and small for tourists to stay in, with kindly staff who will be happy to help you with your every need.

Located in Paphos is the gorgeous Coral Bay, a beauteous beach with soft sand and deep blue water, a perfect place for water sports. 

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