Filled with legends of love, magnificent mosaics, archaeological awes, magnificent coasts make the small town of Paphos enlightening to behold.
Paphos was the island’s capital centuries ago, but can now instead call itself the capital of culture, thanks to its significant historical sites and monuments many of which are linked, to the Ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty Aphrodite. It is no wonder then that due to its sheer wealth of ancient remnants, Katos Pafos as a whole has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Paphos with its harbor and Medieval Castle forming the focal point. The region also has quaint resorts further afield, including that of Polis Chrysochou and its fishing port of Latchi, and is home to areas of stunning natural splendor, including the Akamas Peninsula and its Avakas Gorge, Lara beach (where Green Turtles nest), and Petra Tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock/birthplace).
Although small in size, Paphos offers a fascinating tapestry of modern tourist accommodation, shopping options, and entertainment, woven with aspects, immersed in antiquity and myth, which is why it was Aphrodite’s sanctuary then, and that of visitors the world over now.