2018 Paphos: Most of Paphos, Cyprus Tourism
But Paphos has even more to offer: fans of archeology, historical and cultural sights will find a multitude of them. If you are interested in archeology, ethnology, folklore or the Byzantine Empire, you will find it in one of the twelve Paphos museuses. Paphos is the ideal place if you want to buy some souvenirs before you leave.
There is no more impressive place to enjoy the fall solstice than Cyprus's charming port city, says Fiona Hardcastle. It takes about three and a half hour to fly directly to Paphos. Round-trip airfares begin at around £300. One of the Aphrodite Hills Resorts (1 Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia 8509, Paphos, Cyprus; 00357 2682 9000) is a magnificent place to be.
Acclimatize with sundowner at the classy Caribbean Bar in the Aphrodite Hills, followed by supper at the Pithari Taverna, a family-friendly, evocative Greece based local food-store. About 45 min by car from Paphos, it is an orderly, if touristic place, known for its wineries, top quality bakery and locust beans. Though outside the Paphos area, the antique site of Kourion is definitely a worthwhile diversion.
Situated on a hill with a view of the ocean, this is one of the most important archeological places of the isle. Evening meal at the Leander Restaurant, Aphrodite Hills Résort. Tombs of the King's ghostlike ambience (open 8:30-17:00 every day; 1.70/£1.50), outside the northerly wall of Paphos City, is best enjoyed early in the mornings.
Return to the port of Paphos via the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park (daily April-October, 8.00 to 19.30, November-March 8.00 to 17.00; 3.40 / 3), which is home to the most spectacular mosaic of the East Mediterranean.
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The paphos has reached its climax in the limelight of culture, with a variety of performances from Misia, the heart of folk songs in ancient Odeon, to the first show at Aphrodite's Rock, the mythical birth place of the divine heroine of charity, based on Robert Wilson's orgy and the poetry of the poetry of Cavafy.
It takes about four and a half hour to fly directly to Paphos. Round-trip airfares begin at around £256. The Paphos International is located about 8 km southwest of the city with frequent shuttles. Double room from 220? incl. breakfasts. The white painted Almyra Hotel (2) on Poseidonos Avenue has an outstanding spas, three different swimming pool and several very good outings.
Double room from 176? incl. breakfasts. It' s run by a couple of families and near some good old quarter eateries and musees. Double room from 50? incl. breakfasts. Pelikan (4) on Poseidonos Avenue (00357 26 952 500) is the ideal place to be. Walk along the boardwalk to the enchanting tavern on the water, Ouzeri (5) (00 357 26 888 700) on Poseidonos Avenue directly in front of Almyra (2).
Departure from the Old City at the Ethnographic Museum (6) at Exo Vrisis Street 1 (Mon-Sat 9.30-17.00; Sun 10-13.00; entrance 3 ) to immerse yourself in local gems. Take the MAKARIOU III pedestrian street up to the house number. Visit the enchanting restaurant Koutourou (13), located in an old house on beautiful Filippou Antoniaidi Square.
Begin the morning with a good buffet in Almyra (2), where you can taste many local specialties, from mellow blank Anaric cheeses, often sprinkled with mellow and locust bean syrups (the "black gold" of the island), to smocked lointza, a filet of pigs ripened in local vine varietal flavours of the region's own grapes, named Lavro.
Stroll through one of Europe's most interesting cultural capitals on the Fabrica Hill (15), which was opened in April and will run until the end of November. Chiharu Shiota's contemporary artistic work took two whole days to be installed in the antique Paphos Cavern.
Taste the tasty yoghurt and yoghurt marinaded hen and enjoy a seat on the patio overlooking all the old and new paphos as it blows down to the glistening seas.