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

 

 

 

 

 

About Limassol

About Limassol

Limassol city view in Cyprus

Limassol city view in Cyprus

Limassol is the second largest city of Cyprus and it has the island’s most important port. Limassol is very popular among tourists due to its beautiful beaches. The polulation in Limassol is approximately 175 000.

Limassol sea front in Cyprus

Limassol sea front in Cyprus

Limassol area is famous for its festivals; the Carneval is in the spring and the Wine Festival in the autumn and they both last about a week. There is also a Flower festival held in May.

Sunset in Limassol Cyprus

Sunset in Limassol Cyprus

Limassol is known for its unique history as it was the city where the king of England Richard the Lionheart and his fiance Berengaria wed in 1191 after many twists and turns in their journey to the Holy Land. Furthermore, Berengaria was crowned the queen of England in Limassol.

Kalydonia waterfalls in Cyprus

Kalydonia waterfalls in Cyprus

From Limassol it is easy to visit the ancient city of Curium that dates back to 1200 BC. Near Curium there is also Petra tou Romiou, Afrodite’s birth place. Within the city you can visit the medieval castle and Kolossi castle.

For more information about Limassol you can go to limassolmunicipal.com.cy

 

 

 

 

About Agia Napa and Protaras

Agia Napa

Agia Napa Nissi Beach Cyprus

Agia Napa Nissi Beach Cyprus

Agia Napa is a very popular holiday destination for the young. Countless pubs, bars, cafes and night clubs will make sure that there is something for everybody to do. There is Sea Museum and Marine Life Museum that you can visit if do not want to spend all your days at the beach.

Agia Napa shore Cyprus

Agia Napa shore Cyprus

Agia Napa does offer a fantastic opportunity for water sports and activities. There is also Waterworld water park that offers fun for the whole day.

Agia Napa Harbour Cyprus

Agia Napa Harbour Cyprus

Protaras has more quiet night life than Agia Napa but it has fantastic beaches. Diving is very popular in this area and many divers come here regularly for their holidays. The best places for diving are near Capo Greko area. Everything is within walking distance in Protaras and therefore it is very popular destination for families with children as well.

Capo Greko Sea Caves Cyprus

Capo Greko Sea Caves Cyprus

If you need more information about this area you can find out more in agianapa.org.cy

 

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