Paphos is a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has several sites relating to the cult of goddess Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos (Kouklia). New Paphos is the modern city that incorporates the harbor, and the ancient ruins of tombs, fortresses, theaters and villas at Paphos Archaeological Park. (ref: Wikipedia)
Paphos town stands proud as a UNESCO world heritage site and a place that is worth visiting.
Generally, most visits to Cyprus are very safe and trouble-free. In fact, Cyprus is one of the safest places in the Eastern Mediterranean and few ever have problems when they holiday there.
Paphos is characteristically Greek in appeal. Paphos is a remote part of the island, complete with its very own airport, and its fairly private setting really is part of its charm.
The Best Things to Do in Paphos
- Stop by Aphrodite’s Rock (Map)
- Explore antiquity at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park (Map)
- Visit the Tombs of the Kings (Map)
- Hike down the refreshing Avakas Gorge (Map)
- Have a dip in the Blue Lagoon (Map)
- Bike around Akamas (Map)
- Go camping in Polis Chrysochou (Map)
- Taste local produce at Paphos’ village
Activities to do in Paphos
What can you do in Paphos for free?
- Spend a day at Coral Bay Beach
- Take a promenade through Paphos Market
- Visit Ancient Fabrica Hill
- Stroll around Paphos Harbour and Castle
- Aphrodite’s Rock
Coral Bay is one of the most beautiful and sandy beaches in Paphos and it can be the base point to discover places like Troodos Mountains or the fishing villages of Latchi and Polis. Sparkling clear waters are excellent for swimming, diving and for other water sports. The distance between Coral Bay and Paphos is 11 km. The road distance is 12.9 km.
Cyprus is well known for its utmost nightlife, with Ayia Napa offering some of the craziest events and clubs you can find. Nightlife pace is a bit slower in Paphos, it’s more chilled out than the rest of the island, with visitors tending to fancy a tranquil drink in beautiful surroundings, chic hangouts in enjoyable locations rather than all-night parties and booze-athon. The distance between Paphos and Ayia Napa is 145 km. The road distance is 175.6 km.