Paphos Tourist Information

Paphos Travel Guide

The charming town of Paphos is situated along the south-western coast of Cyprus. If you believe in legends and folklore, Paphos is also the birthplace of the Greek goddess, Aphrodite. Designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, this quaint harbour town has a romantic atmosphere and is virtually overflowing with stunning buildings and fascinating historical points of interest.

One of the most fascinating attractions in the city is the Castle of Paphos. The castle was originally built as a fort to protect the city's harbour. Unfortunately, it was destroyed yet rebuilt in the 13th century.

Other noteworthy Paphos tourist attractions include the intriguing archaeological museum and the ancient Tombs of the Kings, which is a site located underground and dates from the 4th century BC. The St Paul's Pillar and the tribute to the goddess of love, the Temple of Aphrodite are among the 'must-see' attractions.

Paphos Tourist Attractions

Paphos is becoming a very popular tourist destination and has thus developed an impressive infrastructure for tourists sightseeing. Visitors can choose from a wide array of fine accommodation including everything from delightful locally owned lodgings to modern luxurious hotels. The city also has a remarkable list of fine restaurants dotted throughout the city that serve the most delicious local cuisine as well as international favourites.

Shopping enthusiasts will be in a veritable haven with the ample shopping opportunities that are available in the city. There is a main shopping lane which runs along the beach promenade that is filled with trendy boutiques, shops and local merchants selling their handicrafts.

Undeniably, one of the main reasons that thousands of visitors come to Paphos each year is the stunning beaches. The sandy and pebbly beaches are the best in the region and offer excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. The most frequented beach is Coral Bay, just a stone's throw from the city; this gorgeous beach has soft sand and crystal blue waters and is the perfect place for water sports.

Transport Around Paphos

Paphos has its own international airport and serves most cities in Europe as well as some Middle Eastern and North African destinations.

We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for you and your family when visiting Paphos, especially if you are diving or participating in other water sports. As mishaps can happen, you can rest assured knowing that you are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.