Paphos is a gem of Western Cyprus a city rich in history & culture with its pleasant harbor and medieval fort, combines a cosmopolitan holiday resort, spectacular countryside and historical sites. The region offers the possibility of combining sea and mountains as well as getting a taste of culture with its many archaeological sites such as the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs that belong to Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. A site with such remarkable architectural and historic value is an ornament to the city and thus has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites as a natural and cultural treasure.
Feel the romance in the air in the land where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, once roamed. Swim in the sea by the rocks known as Petra tou Romiou where she was believed to have risen from the waves, make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia, or visit the grotto near Polis where she was supposed to have bathed. Admire the view at Maa-Paleokastro, the site on a peninsula near Coral Bay, where the Mycenaean Greeks first landed in Cyprus in the Bronze Age. Explore inland by going on a wine tour of the villages, stopping off at Chrysorrogiatissa monastery with its fine icons where you can get a taste of the locally produced vintage wine from its own winery.
Indulge in one of the many activities available, from playing a round of golf at a premier golf resort, or in a sea sport, diving or sailing. Head for the Polis area where you can explore the countryside. The Akamas peninsula is an area of natural wilderness with dramatic coastlines and sandy coves. It is an area of great natural beauty unaffected by development, unique for Cyprus, and for the whole of the Mediterranean, for its precious ecology. The diversity of flora and fauna living in this relatively small area is truly impressive.
Pafos region has something for everyone at any time of the year, whether you are a sun seeker, explorer or someone looking for relaxing holiday with great scenery.