Paphos boasts a rich history and has developed a vibrant modern flavour to complement its heritage. Known as the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, the city and its surroundings are teeming with ancient sites and ruins, with castles, churches and white-sand beaches lining the harbour town.
Things to do in Paphos
The most famous attraction in Paphos is Aphrodite’s Rock, the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. If you want to make the most of the city’s ancient history, head to Paphos Archaeological Park, home to many of Paphos’ most important ruins.
Travelling with the kids? Keep the entire family entertained at Aphrodite Water Park or take in the natural beauty of Cyprus’ coast along the scenic path to Geroskipou Beach.
Getting around Paphos
The city of Paphos is divided into two areas, the lower town of Kato Paphos by the coast and the upper town of Ktima Paphos. There are buses available that can ferry travellers between the two areas, but the route can also be navigated on foot. Paphos International Airport is around 6.5 kilometres from the city.