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Paphos

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Ruins · Castles · Zoos
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites. This destination draws crowds of tourists to its promenade, beaches, bars, and restaurants in the summer months. However, it's most famous for its fourth-century BCE tombs, churches, theaters, villas, and Byzantine castle. Paphos is also the site of the temple of Aphrodite, and its Nea Paphos mosaics are considered to be some of the most stunning in the world. In the build up to your vacation in Paphos, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Cyprus online trip itinerary builder.
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Popular things to do in Paphos

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Tombs of the Kings ©
World heritage site
Tombs of the Kings
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark ©
Water Park
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Paphos

Coral Bay ©
Beach
Coral Bay Peyia
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Aphrodite's Rock Kouklia
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Kourion ©
Ruin
Kourion Limassol City
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Specialty Museum
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos Pedoulas
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Paphos

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Paphos Harbour Castle ©
Castle
Paphos Harbour Castle
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes
The House of Dionysus ©
Ruin
The House of Dionysus
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Agios Neophytos Monastery ©
Religious Site
Agios Neophytos Monastery
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul ©
Church
Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Paphos

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Pafos Zoo ©
Zoo
Pafos Zoo
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Paphos Municipal Beach
Beach
Paphos Municipal Beach
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
St George Beach ©
Beach
St George Beach
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Vardas Beach
Beach
Vardas Beach
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Paphos

Tsangarides Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Tsangarides Winery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Paphos Wine Tours ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Paphos Wine Tours
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church ©
Religious Site
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Duration: 5 hours

Shopping in Paphos

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Kings Avenue Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Kings Avenue Mall
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
TopHat Magic Store Ltd
Gift & Specialty Shop
TopHat Magic Store Ltd
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Cyprus Truffles
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cyprus Truffles
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Swanky Wags ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Swanky Wags
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Paphos

A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
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