About Pafos (Paphos)

About Pafos

Pafos sea front Cyprus

Pafos sea front Cyprus

Pafos is a beautiful coastal city in the far southwestern corner of Cyprus with approximately 60 000 inhabitants. It has the second largest airport of the island. On the way from Limassol to Pafos you can see Petra tou Romiou which is the birthplace of Afrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

Sunset in Pafos Cyprus

Sunset in Pafos Cyprus

In Pafos, Paul the Apostle baptised the first governor that converted to christianity in 45 AD. St paul’s Pillar is still seen on the main street, Apostolos Pavlos Avenue, to which Saint Paul was allegedly tied and whipped 39 times.

Pafos harbour and Fortress in Cyprus

Pafos harbour and Fortress in Cyprus

There are many historical sights in Paphos. The tombs of the Kings, Saranta Kolones and the House of Dionysos are just a few to mention. The unique mosaics in the houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aioni are well worth seeing.

Pafos sea view in Cyprus

Pafos sea view in Cyprus

Pafos has additionally to remarkable historical sights also excellent possibilities for outdoor activities from golf courses to wind surfing. The cafes and tavernas are perfect to enjoy free time in warm Mediterranean atmosphere.

More information about Pafos you can find from visitpafos.org.cy and pafos.org.cy

 

 

 

 

 

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