Paphos is definitely a multicultural destination to visit embracing all ages, cultures and nations of the Mediterranean. The town is home to a variety of tombs, icons and mosaics symbolising the crossroads of large countries within easy reach of the city – Turkey, Greece, Syria and Egypt. Paphos easily appeals to the visitor looking for clear blue skies and dazzling sun enough to easily refresh your body. Paphos has escaped the tourism boom and local residents still go about in the calm centre of the town. Perfect for anyone looking for a cultural and quiet stay on the island of Cyprus.
Monuments and attractions
There are many attractions fun for the family to enjoy:
Tomb of the Kings – UNESCO World Heritage site
Paphos Bird Park – Zoo that includes giraffes, deer, reptiles and ostriches
Byzantine Museum – icons from the 13th and 14th centuries
To grasp Cypriot culture, it’s best to find it outdoors:
Undertake a sightseeing tour on the Paphos Hop-On and Hop-Off Tour bus
Sneak a peek at the Baths of Aphrodite
Discover the Troodos Mountains on foot and explore local culture
Eating and drinking
Eating and drinking is very important to the Cypriot way of life. Take a seat by the harbour under a mimosa tree and sample your first ouzo (brandy sour) before sitting down at a local taverna. It is recommended that you sample everything at once so try little ‘mezes’ (little delicacies) to really taste the true flavours of Cyprus.
Paphos is a fantastic place for visitors looking for quiet nightlife different from Ayia Napa. Here are the few suggested recommendations:
Boat Trips – evening trips that include drinks and a meal with a live band.