Paphos, a city rich in history, is a gem of Western Cyprus. The city’s existence can be traced back to the Neolithic period, claim archaeologists. Believed to be the birthplace of Greek Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, Paphos proudly boasts the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs that belong to Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Such exceptional architectural and historic value is an ornament to the city that is included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage as a natural and cultural treasure. Paphos, roughly divided into Old Paphos and New Paphos, is also famous for its sun-kissed beaches. Paphos was valued as a major port and the capital of Cyprus during Roman times. Later when the British colonized the island, the city started losing its value especially after Nicosia gained importance.
- Paphos is a small charming harbor town.
- Geographically located in the west part of the island, with the population of 52.800 people.
- Pafos is entwined with Greek mythology, and the legendary birth of Afrodite on her shores brought fame and worshippers there to follow the cult of the Goddess.
- This part of the island possesses all the elements of a perfect holiday location, conference meetings, dining, shopping and nightlife; as the choices are too many to suit each one’s preferences.