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Paphos is coastal city found in the southwest region of Cyprus and it has an abundance of history. The city was the capital of the country for many years in ancient times. Today it is divided into two parts - Palepaphos (Old Paphos) and Nea or Kato Paphos (New Paphos). Paphos or Pafos as it sometimes spelt, has around 32,500 residents.
The entire town of Paphos is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in Paphos you should not miss the chance to admire some of the major archeological attractions the city has to offer, such as the Tombs of the Kings - dating back to the 3rd century BC - and the stunning Mosaics of Paphos found close to the Medieval Fort of Pafos. Paphos also has a dynamic nightlife, especially in summer time. Visitors can choose between a variety of bars and restaurants, that offer an amazing view, array of cuisines that suit all pallets and all with an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea. The beaches of the city are mainly deeper and colder compared to the rest of the island but they are equally clean and stunning.
It is not a coincidence that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, chose the waters of Paphos to be born. Aphrodite`s rock (PETRA TOU ROMIOU) is located 12KM to the east of Paphos. The city has been culturally active throughout the years, so it is no surprise that it was selected as a European Capital of Culture in 2017. Paphos Aphrodite Festival is a must for opera lovers, it is held at the square in front of the Medieval Castle of Paphos and Dionysia Festival, which is more than a wine festival, are only some of the many events that you should put in your list while in Paphos.
Within a 20 minute drive of Paphos there are many towns and villages most notably, Coral bay,Tala,Kouklia where a visit is a must.