Paphos

Paphos

Things to do - general

Paphos (Greek: Πάφος) is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today at Kouklia, and New Paphos.

The current city of Paphos lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km west of Limassol (the biggest port on the island), which has an A6 highway connection. Paphos International Airport is the country’s second-largest airport. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island.

Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.

CountryCyprus
Languages spokenEnglish, Greek
Currency usedEuro

Sports & nature

Nature

Paphos is known for its warm humid climate that made it the ideal location for growing various tropical fruit such as bananas.
Also the Paphos Forest boasts the richest and most dense forest of the island, with an area of 70,000 hectares. It has been a Permanent Game Preserve since 1938 and is known for its Cypriot Mouflon.

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Culture and history info

Founding myth

In the founding myth, even the town's name is linked to the goddess, as the eponymous Paphos was the son (or, in Ovid, daughter) of Pygmalion whose ivory cult image of Aphrodite was brought to life by the goddess as "milk-white" Galatea.
The author of Bibliotheke, the Hellenistic encyclopedia of myth long attributed to Apollodorus, gives the genealogy. Pygmalion was so devoted to the cult of Aphrodite that he removed the statue to his palace and kept it on his couch. The daimon of the goddess entered into the statue, and the living Galatea bore Pygmalion a son, Paphos, and a daughter, Metharme. Cinyras, perhaps the son of Paphus, but perhaps the successful suitor of Metharme, founded the city under the patronage of Aphrodite and built the great temple to the goddess there. According to another legend preserved by Strabo (xi. p. 505), whose text, however, varies, it was founded by the Amazons.

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Aliathon Holiday Village

Aliathon Holiday Village

Paphos
Price from 76.00
Established in 1992 with the opening of 52 apartments, the Aliathon has now grown into a holiday vil More info
7 NIGHTS ABSOLUTE YOGA RETREAT

7 NIGHTS ABSOLUTE YOGA RETREAT

Paphos
Bonus of the package: the opportunity to make a half-day trip to the source of therapeutic mud.Wha More info
7 Nights Detox Programme

7 Nights Detox Programme

Paphos
Do you want to forget about everyday worries and get charged with new energy? Exploit our offer and More info
7 Nights Healing Programme

7 Nights Healing Programme

Paphos
This healing program is designed for guests, who want to experience short and relaxing holidays in s More info
7 Nights Psoriasis Programme

7 Nights Psoriasis Programme

Paphos
Our top priority on this programme is to ensure that patients are satisfied at the end of the treatm More info
7 Nights Rheumatoid Arthritis/Arthritic Package

7 Nights Rheumatoid Arthritis/Arthritic Package

Paphos
Active treatment and prevention program aimed at improving your health and getting rid of arthritis More info
7 Nights Slimming Programme

7 Nights Slimming Programme

Paphos
Bonus of the package: the opportunity to make a half-day trip to the source of therapeutic mud.Pr More info
Aphrodite WaterPark

Aphrodite WaterPark

Paphos
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark features high-speed water slides, an extensive lazy river, wave surge poo More info
Archaeological journey

Archaeological journey

Paphos, Larnaca
Fell the history and literally touch it in Cyprus is easy – ancient columns and ruins; myths, More info
Flights to Cyprus

Flights to Cyprus

Paphos, Larnaca
Flights from Russia to Cyprus (Larnaca, Paphos) Book your ticket by sending an inquiry in advance an More info
Natural Trails

Natural Trails

Akamas, Paphos, Troodos Mountains, Protaras, Agia Napa
“Life is like driving a bicycle. To maintain balance, you must move. “Albert Einstein. T More info
Paphos Zoo

Paphos Zoo

Paphos
Accessible to all Pafos Zoo is open 365 days a year! The project was born of  Mr Christos Christofor More info
Secrets of the ancient capital

Secrets of the ancient capital

Paphos
  Paphos has attracted travelers for many centuries with its beauty, comfort, picturesque hills More info
Sightseeing tour Paphos

Sightseeing tour Paphos

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Immerse yourself in the mysterious world of the most ancient city in Cyprus, its first capital ̵ More info

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