The perfect blend of tradition and modernity
Paphos with its population of approximately 92,000 people has a pleasant and relaxing harbour with a famous medieval fort and combines a cosmopolitan holiday resort with spectacular countryside and historical sites. The region offers the possibility of enjoying both coastal areas and mountainous landscapes, as well as capturing a taste of the island’s culture with its many world-famous archaeological sites. Paphos International Airport is located on the fringe of the city with an excellent road infrastructure to and from the city centre and tourist areas. There are four main municipalities in the Paphos region – Paphos Town, Geroskipou, Pegeia and Polis Chrysochous and each has its own collection of special attractions for you to discover.
Paphos is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding or to enjoy a honeymoon. Romance is in the air in the land where the ancient mythical Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, once roamed. Swim in the sea by Petra tou Romiou, the rocks where Aphrodite was believed to have risen from the waves; make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia and visit the grotto near Polis where it is believed she once bathed.
Located on the southwest coast of the island, this region is sheltered from the north by the breathtaking Troodos Mountains and with its temperate climate, it is one of the healthiest in the whole of the Mediterranean. You can bask in sunshine all year round, whilst experiencing the warmth of welcoming people with a reputation for friendliness and hospitality. Each season offers something magical… during the long summer months splash about in the sparkling warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea; marvel at the splendours of nature as the fields are carpeted in wild flowers in the spring; explore ancient historical sites in balmy autumn temperatures and in the mild winter keep fit with a round or two of golf or an invigorating game of tennis. Whatever you desire – whether it be activity, tranquillity, good food and fine wine, health spas, walking, golf, culture or nature, Paphos offers it all.
Paphos hosts a wide and eclectic selection of accommodation ranging from luxury beach-side hotels offering amenities such as business centres, salt-water pools, exotic gardens and health spas, to a variety of hotel apartments for the budget-conscious. Restaurants, bars and cafés are plentiful… relish mouth-watering menus at the numerous establishments serving both local and international cuisine and drink fine wine, cocktails or sample the local beer, in relaxing and family-friendly environments.
It doesn’t end there… during the numerous summer festivals held in the romantic setting of the medieval castle, overlooking Paphos harbour, enjoy classical opera under the stars or jive to the latest dance tunes at a plethora of entertainment spots – all part of the modern town’s varied nightlife. Living the good life in Paphos is an easy option and can become a way of life!