Kato Paphos Area

Kato Paphos in Cyprus

Kato Paphos

PAPHOS WEATHER

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The island’s capital for six centuries, Paphos (Pafos) is like an open-air museum. It is so rich in treasures that the whole town has been put on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Starting from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s Tourist Information Office in Kato Paphos (Kato Pafos) the walk takes you through the main resort part of the town. Then you stroll along the coastal promenade to the little harbour with its medieval fort, testament to Cyprus’s checkered history. Nowadays, it is a magnificent venue for an opera festival held there every summer. You then enter the archaeological park and admire the exquisite floor mosaics of the villas dating back to the Roman period and considered to be among the best in the eastern Mediterranean. You then cross the busy St Paul’s Avenue to the area known as St Paul’s Pillar. Tradition has it that this is where the apostle was tied and flogged before converting the Roman governor to Christianity. Moving up the road ahead lays the Agia Solomoni Catacomb Church, believed to have once been the synagogue of Roman Paphos. Its huge terebinth tree outside is covered with knotted handkerchiefs as offerings from the faithful.

A short distance away are the impressive under ground Tombs of the Kings, carved out of solid rock and decorated with Doric pillars. On the way back you can enjoy a relaxing visit to the aquarium.


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Polis Chrysochous Region

Cyprus Polis Chrysochous Region

Polis Chrysochous Region

PÓLIS CHRYSOCHOÚS WEATHER

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Stunning natural environment, friendly, laid back people, great hotels, apartments and villas for your accommodation, many restaurants, tavernas and fish restaurants for dining out, wonderful sandy beaches, many things to do, Polis region is the ideal place for those seeking active holidays in the nature.
Located on the north – west part of Cyprus. Polis Region is an area full of green, natural beauties, excellent sea and beaches. Polis still keeps its original Cypriot style, with many tranquil villages waiting to explore. The National Park of Akamas Peninsula is just a few kilometers away.

Modern Polis is built on the ruins of two ancient cities, Marion and Arsinoe, dating back almost 3000 years. Evidence of this reach, ancient history are found in the excavations in the region.

Myth of Aphrodite: According to the myth, Aphrodite, the Goddes of beauty and love used to meet her lover, Adonis in this idyllic area. Baths of Aphrodite (Loutra tis Afroditis) are located next to the town of Polis and is a very popular place to visit, among locals and visitors alike.

Climate: Polis climate is hot and dry during the summer and mild during the short winter. This wonderful climate makes Polis region a year-round holiday destination.

Marion – Arsinoe Archaeological Museum:Built in classic style, the museum opened in 1998 and hosts exhibits from the ancient cities of Marion and Arsinoe. Well worth a visit!

Central square of Polis Chrysochous: A traditional square with many restaurants and cafes. A perfect place to sit and enjoy your food or your drink.

Latchi harbour and Latchi Municipal Beach: The small harbour of Latchi is located about three kilometers from Polis. The area offers a lot of restaurants, but here is the place to taste fresh local fish, in one of many fish restaurants that abound in the area. Just next to the harbour is the organized municipal beach, a wonderful place for your bath. Latchi municipal beach is the only disabled – friendly beach, with a purposed built ramp which helps persons with mobility problems to enter easily and safely into the sea.

Akamas peninsula: The national park of Akamas is just next to Polis Chrysochous. From Polis you are able to explore this unique unspoilt area.

Baths of Aphrodite: On the same way as Akamas penisnula, is the place where Aphrodite met het lover Adonis, the Baths of Aphrodite. It is a very beautiful area in the nature and a short excursion nobody visiting the area should miss.


Cyprus Explore the Akamas Peninsula

Explore the Akamas Peninsula

The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean.


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Cyprus Boat along the Akamas ( Blue Lagoon )

Boat along the Akamas
( Blue Lagoon )

Blue lagoon is the most popular place of Akamas and thousands of people have visited it by boat. The crystal blue waters in this small bay are so clear, you can see all the way to the underlying sea bed.


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( Blue Lagoon )

Cyprus Wine Route 1 ( Laona Akamas )

Wine Route 1 ( Laona Akamas )

ROUTE: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumbi, Kathikas, Akourdaleia, Pano Arodes,Kato Arodes, Ineia, Drouseia, Polis, Pegeia.

This route is in the north-western part of Cyprus. It is of unique interest, as it is not devoted exclusively to wine. In this area, the wine lover and the gourmet can visit four wineries and taste their varied and individualistic wines, in combination with the tasty specialities of Cypriot food.


Cyprus Go on an adventure to cedar valley & Stavros tis psokas in Paphos forest

Go on an adventure to cedar valley & Stavros tis psokas in Paphos forest

The area is located in the northwest part of the Troodos mountain region. Its boundaries overlap with the boundaries of the Main Forest of Paphos, which represent 96% of the site. It covers a large area from sea level up to the peak of Tripylos at 1,352 metres. This particular area is the most important area of Cyprus for nesting raptors. It supports the highest number of breeding Bonelli’s eagles and Goshawks.


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Cyprus Polis Town

Polis Town

Located within a rich fertile plain in the foothills of the Troodos mountains, the small town of Polis, which in Greek simply means ‘town’, overlooks the beautiful bay, with its warm, clear and safe seas.With its quaint sandstone buildings around a pedestrianised town centre with its restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, it is a delightful place to hang out on a summer evening.


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Cyprus Polis Villages ( Agrotourism )

Polis Villages ( Agrotourism )

The rest of the area is made up of a number of villages with varying degrees of charm and reasons to visit. Below is a list of the ones we have been to and any particular points of interest. There are many places to stay in these locations particularly villas.


Cyprus  Drive up to Pomos & Pachyammos villages ( Saint Rafael Church )

Drive up to Pomos & Pachyammos villages
( Saint Rafael Church )

The areas near the small villages of Pomos and Pachyammos are majestically beautiful and the mountains lead straight into the sea. Pomos village, hanging on the cliffs of west coast Cyprus, lies about 20 km afar from Polis Chrysochous, on the way to Akamas nature reserve.


Cyprus Visit Latchi Harbour

Visit Latchi Harbour

In the past few years due to its ever-growing facilities and amenities, Latchi has become a favorite stopping point after the Greek Isles and Turkey. Latchi is a small port in Cyprus where the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the morning and supply those who are fortunate enough to have got up early that day. Taverns litter the dockside offering the local specialty “Fish Meze” and at a very affordable price, unlike some of the other harbours around the island.

– Take a stroll along the marina
– Sample some freshly caught fish in one of the tavernas.
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Cyprus Water Sports

Water Sports

Splash about in the warm waters of the Mediterranean indulging in all kinds of water sports. Go water skiing or wakeboarding, or just bounce along in the wake of the boat on a donut or a banana.
The steady predictable westerly winds make it a great place for windsurfing, or sailing and you could also try your hand at kitesurfing.

– Scuba diving in the clear waters along the Akamas.
– Water ski behind a jet boat.
– Maybe sea-kayaking or even paragliding?
– All these watersports can be found down in Latchi.

Cyprus Sunset & Sunrise

Stunning Sunset & Sunrise

The beautiful surroundings and marvellous sunsets and sunrises make this area a special place for holidays. The best sunset experiences in Polis region, in specific areas such us Akamas Peninsula, Latchi Beach, Argaka Beach, Droushia village and Neo Chorio village. Another favourite for a sunset view is the coastal area of Pomos & Pachyammos villages.

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Paphos Old Town

Paphos Old City in Cyprus

Paphos Old City

PAPHOS WEATHER

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Paphos or (Pafos), a town famous for its beauty and rich history from ancient times, is one of the towns one can explore and travel through time. The Old town Paphos, also known as Ktima. Within the old town you will find medieval, Ottoman and neoclassical builds demonstrating the island’s rich colonial history.

Why you should visit it?

Why you should visit it?

This is the historic city center of Paphos and it is among the most charming places to walk around and explore. This Old Town was rehabilitated in 2017 to restore its public places and historical buildings so they have a great look. In 2017, the Old Town received funding to restore its historic buildings and public spaces, meaning it currently looks tip top. Dine outdoors, watch the sunset, and shop at Kennedy Square and Makariou Avenue. The latter’s known for its boutiques and farmer’s market.
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  •  Archi/ture

Archi/ture

The unique architecture of the Public Library, the Town hall the District Administration of Paphos and the numerous neoclassical buildings

One of the neoclassical buildings of the area designed by the architect Andreas Christodoulides, is the Public Library.


Municipal Gardens

Municipal Gardens

In the same square you will find the Town Hall, another neoclassical building built within the Municipal Gardens. An architectural reference to ancient Greece with the Parthenon like columns. Another neoclassical historic building found in the old city, is the District Administration of Paphos, which was renovated during the city’s restoration.
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Old Post office

Old Post office

Another 1920s build is the old Post office located next to the District Administration. Finally visit the ‘Palia Ilektriki’ (Old Powerhouse) Cultural Centre which has recently been transformed and hold various events.
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 Kenenedy Square & Shopping Street

Kenenedy Square & Shopping Street

If you walk past the Public Library, you will find Kennedy square. This is the main square of Paphos where at times dance, music events and art exhibitions are hosted. The square was remodeled in 2017 adding a modern touch in the heart of the old town.
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Archbishop Makarios Avenue

Archbishop Makarios Avenue

Archbishop Makarios Avenue is the main shopping street of the old city, with buildings dating from the 1920s. For the shopping enthusiasts, a walk down Archbishop Makarios Avenue shopping street will not disappoint. There you will find both high street shops as well as unique boutiques to satisfy all tastes.

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 Old Town Market

Old Town Market

Shops selling leather shoes, jewellery, souvenirs, spectacles and sunglasses and designer labels and the Municipality fruit market. The Old town market is an experience that should not be missed. Built in the 1920s where meat, fish and vegetable traders sold their produce, it has now been transformed.

Take a stroll through the market to find unique shops selling leather shoes, jewelry, souvenirs, spectacles, sunglasses and designer labels and discover the Cypriot culture in person. Step out to the Municipality Market just next door and find an array of colorful fresh fruit, vegetables and local produce for a true taste of Cyprus.

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‘Hani of Ibrahim’ and cypriot craftsmen creating local art

‘Hani of Ibrahim’ and cypriot craftsmen creating local art

Located next to the town market the ‘Hani of Ibrahim’ entices the visitors to explore the neighbourhood. Abandoned in the early 1960s, the building was recently restored to combine modern architecture and traditional brickwork. Housing travellers and traders in the past, it now hosts unique workshops with distinctive crafts and local products.

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Paintings, silk, porcelain and wood workshops

Paintings, silk, porcelain and wood workshops

Explore the place to find paintings, silk, porcelain and wood workshops. Choose special jewellery inspired by Italian culture, ancient Greek mythology and the sea or handmade jewellery made from precious metals and stones. Incite your taste buds with exceptional carob syrup, traditional marmalades, honey and Cypriot sweets or for the savoury lovers discover Cypriot deli and cheese. Enjoy delicious deserts at the local bakery or a gourmet meal at the restaurant.

 Religious interest monuments

Religious interest monuments

ST. KENDEAS CHURCH, THE TURKISH BATHS & AYIA SOFIA MOSQUE.
Religion plays an important part in the Cypriot culture, hence the old city includes many religious monuments including the St Kendeas church, St. Thedoros church, the Ottoman baths and Ayia Sofia mosque. Saint Kendeas church was built in 1923 and opened officially in 1952. The Saint’s name is celebrated on October 6th and many visit the church on the day to worship him. Saint Theodoros church is located near the Byzantine Museum, built in 1896 and renovated in 1917 and 1923.


 Musuems

Musuems

The Paphos District Archaeological Museum houses a collection of finds from the Paphos (Pafos) region dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD.

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday: 08:00 – 16:00
Closed on weekends
Entrance Fee: €2,50

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 Street Art

Street Art

If you take a wander around the streets of old Paphos, you will occasionally stumble upon some random art installations. Most of them are situated in a small area to the west of Kennedy Square. However, there are a few others scattered around, so it pays to explore.

StreetArt Square is an annual event that takes place in Paphos Old Town. During the festival, street artists from all around the world are gathered in order to create their works on the walls of Paphos. Each year a different part of the town is chosen and parallel events such as concerts, conferences and screenings take place.
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 Sunset

Sunset

The most magnificent sunsets over Paphos from the Old Town and Mouttalos Area.

End your stroll around the old town, at the Mouttalos Area and watch as the sun sets over Paphos, taking in the magnificent view.

 Cafes, lounge bars & restaurants

Cafes, lounge bars
& restaurants

Relax at one of the numerous cafes in the old city like the Hamam Café Lounge Bar. Fill your belly with delicious Cypriot food at one of the traditional taverns located within the old town.

Visit the Old Powerhouse at the heart of the old town and enjoy a meal, or visit the ‘Hani of Ibrahim’ for some gourmet meals. As the sun sets and the air mellows have a drink at one of the local bars while taking in the town’s fascinating beauty.

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Paphos 20 things to do

20 Things to do in Cyprus

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Paphos

PAPHOS WEATHER

Paphos Harbour & Medieval Castle in Cyprus
Paphos Harbour & Medieval Castle in Cyprus

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Paphos Harbour
& Medieval Castle

Paphos (Pafos) Castle was initially a Byzantine fort constructed to protect the harbour. In the 13th century the Lusignans rebuilt it only to be pulled down by the Venetians in 1570 during the Ottoman invasion.

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& Medieval Castle

Akamas Peninsula (Hiking or Jeep Safari) in Cyprus
Akamas Peninsula (Hiking or Jeep Safari) in Cyprus

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Akamas Peninsula
(Hiking or Jeep Safari)

Discover the Aphrodite trail and Adonis Trail, two of the most beautiful Cyprus walks on the Akamas Peninsula, with its stunning views over the blue lagoons.

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(Hiking or Jeep Safari)

Blue Lagoon Cruise (Akamas Peninsula) in Cyprus
Blue Lagoon Cruise (Akamas Peninsula) in Cyprus

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Blue Lagoon Cruise
(Akamas Peninsula)

Blue lagoon is the most popular place of Akamas and thousands of people have visited it by boat. The crystal blue waters in this small bay are so clear, you can see all the way to the underlying sea bed.


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Petra tou Romiou Beach (Aphrodite’s Birth Place) in Cyprus
Petra tou Romiou Beach (Aphrodite’s Birth Place) in Cyprus

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Petra tou Romiou Beach (Aphrodite’s Birth Place)

Enormous rocks constitute an intriguing geological formation on the south west coast in the Paphos district. It is one of the most impressive natural spots in the island.

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Stunning Sunset & Sunrise in Cyprus
Stunning Sunset & Sunrise in Cyprus

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Stunning Sunset
& Sunrise

The best sunset experiences in Paphos are best found at Petra tou Romiou (the mythological birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite)

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& Sunrise

Agrotourism in Paphos Villages in Cyprus
Agrotourism in Paphos Villages in Cyprus

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Agrotourism in Paphos Villages

Agrotourism is becoming an ever more popular trend in Cyprus in recent years. “Agro” means rural. Thus, people staying in traditional rural or mountainous village houses, is known in Cyprus as “Agrotourism”.


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Paphos Forest (Cedar Valley and Cyprus Mouflon) in Cyprus
Paphos Forest (Cedar Valley and Cyprus Mouflon) in Cyprus

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Paphos Forest
(Cedar Valley and
Cyprus Mouflon)

The area is located in the northwest part of the Troodos mountain region. Its boundaries overlap with the boundaries of the Main Forest of Paphos, which represent 96% of the site.

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(Cedar Valley and
Cyprus Mouflon)

Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station in Cyprus
Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station in Cyprus

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Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station

You can get there from driving to Pegia and then to Agios Georgios. The sand is soft and golden, while the sea is crystal clear and clean.

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Polis & Latchi Area in Cyprus
Polis & Latchi Area in Cyprus

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Polis & Latchi Area

Stunning natural environment, friendly, laid back people, great hotels, apartments and villas for your accommodation, many restaurants, tavernas and fish restaurants for dining out, wonderful sandy beaches, many things to do, Polis region is the ideal place for those seeking active holidays in the nature.
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Drive up to Pomos & Pachyammos Villages in Cyprus
Drive up to Pomos & Pachyammos Villages in Cyprus

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Drive up to Pomos & Pachyammos Villages

The areas near the small villages of Pomos and Pachyammos are majestically beautiful and the mountains lead straight into the sea.

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Kato Pafos Archaeological Park & Tombs of the Kings in Cyprus
Kato Pafos Archaeological Park & Tombs of the Kings in Cyprus

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Kato Pafos Archaeological Park & Tombs of the Kings

KATO PAPHOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (MOSAICS):
In 1980 UNESCO placed the Kato Paphos archaeological site on its World Heritage Sites list.

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Tzielefos Medieval Bridge in Cyprus
Tzielefos Medieval Bridge in Cyprus

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Tzielefos
Medieval Bridge

Tzielefos Bridge is one of the medieval bridges positioned between the Elia and Roudia bridges. The path towards this particular bridge heads towards a dense pine forest

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Avakas Gorge (Akamas Peninsula) in Cyprus
Avakas Gorge (Akamas Peninsula) in Cyprus

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Avakas Gorge
(Akamas Peninsula)

Found on the western tip of the Akamas Peninsula, this impressive gorge lies approximately 18 kilometres from the coastal town of Paphos.

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Paphos Monasteries in Cyprus
Paphos Monasteries in Cyprus

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Paphos Monasteries

Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa –
Saint Neophytos

There are many Greek Christian Orthodox monasteries in the Paphos District that are a worthwhile visiting.


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Golf Courses in Cyprus
Golf Courses in Cyprus

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Golf Courses

If you want to enjoy a game of golf all year round in picturesque scenery and the island’s ideal Mediterranean climate, Cyprus is the perfect choice and, according to many golfing enthusiasts, is fast becoming a golfer’s haven.


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Pafos Zoo (Paphos Bird’s & Animals Park) in Cyprus
Pafos Zoo (Paphos Bird’s & Animals Park) in Cyprus

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Pafos Zoo (Paphos Bird’s & Animals Park)

Come and meet all the residents: giraffes, monkeys, meerkats, kangaroos, albino wallabies, mouflon, tigers, white lions and many more. Paphos Zoo was the first licensed zoo in Cyprus and the largest. It offers a great wildlife experience and is located just a few minutes from Peyia, in Paphos.

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Adonis Baths Waterfalls in Cyprus
Adonis Baths Waterfalls in Cyprus

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Adonis Baths Waterfalls

Adonis Baths located in Kili Paphos, is one of the most beautifull and unique areas in Cyprus. Tradition says that Adonis the God of Beauty tendet his horses in this place and hunded in the Akamas forest.

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Paphos Wine Routes in Cyprus
Paphos Wine Routes in Cyprus

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Paphos Wine Routes

Wine Route 1 (Laona Akamas): The route is mainly located on the Akamas peninsula. It is a unique area with a remarkable and rare variety of geology, growth and wildlife.


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Panagia tou Sinti Monastery (Europa Nostra Award) in Cyprus
Panagia tou Sinti Monastery (Europa Nostra Award) in Cyprus

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Panagia tou Sinti Monastery (Europa Nostra Award)

Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery is an amazing abandoned monastery that is located on the banks of the river Xeros in the Paphos region.

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Best Fish at Latchi Harbour in Cyprus
Best Fish at Latchi Harbour in Cyprus

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Best Fish at Latchi Harbour

In the past few years due to its ever-growing facilities and amenities, Latchi has become a favorite stopping point after the Greek Isles and Turkey.

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Paphos

Adams Beach Hotel & Spa  in Cyprus

Paphos

PAPHOS WEATHER

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The coastal town of Paphos with its medieval fort and quaint harbor is harmonious combination of historical sites, tourist resort and wonderful countryside. It is a region where it combines mountainous areas and the sea. It harmoniously joins culture, contemporary life and historic archaeological sites. The Maa-Paleokastro site near Coral Bay holds an admirable view. It is where the Mycenaean Greeks first landed in Cyprus during the Bronze Age. Travel further inland and go on a wine village tour, make sure to visit the Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery and admire its beautiful icons, and, taste the wine there- the Monastery produces wine from its own winery.

Enjoy any of the numerous activities on offer in the Paphos district, from sea sports, golf, diving, swimming, snorkeling, visit traditional villages- especially round the Polis area whilst sampling the long standing Cyprus cuisine and being charmed by the traditional architecture of the houses, explore the countryside, check out the water park, go carting; the list goes on.

The Akamas peninsula is a nationally protected area of untamed wilderness with awe-inspiring coastlines and sandy bays. Take in the panoramic views from the top. One of the last nesting grounds in the Mediterannean Sea for the Green-Back and Loggerhead turtles is located here; on Lara Beach. Walk on one of the numerous nature trails and explore the rare endemic plants and spot different migratory birds. A thoroughly memorable experience would be a boat trip along the awesome coastline which includes the famous Aphrodite’s Rock.


Top 20 thing to SEE & DO in Paphos in Cyprus

Top 20 thing to SEE & DO in Paphos

Paphos is now included in the list of quality coastal destinations of Europe and visitors can combine a relaxing, but also safe holidays, tradition and culture, nature and clean seas.

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Polis Chrysochous Region in Cyprus

Polis Chrysochous Region

Stunning natural environment, friendly, laid back people, great hotels, apartments and villas for your accommodation, many restaurants, tavernas and fish restaurants.

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Paphos Old Town in Cyprus

Paphos Old Town

This is the historic city center of Paphos and it is among the most charming places to walk around and explore.

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Kato Paphos Area in Cyprus

Kato Paphos Area

The island’s capital for six centuries, Paphos (Pafos) is like an open-air museum. It is so rich in treasures that the whole town has been put on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

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Museums in Cyprus

Museums

It is the perfect place to combine first class holidays with a walk through history. Immerse yourself in the archaeology, history and culture of Paphos.

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Paphos Beaches

Paphos Beaches

Paphos has its own divine beauty from beaches, in sea shades and many ”Blue Flag” awarded. Their number reaches 27 public, ideal for their friendliness towards families.

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