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Paphos is on the idyllic southwest coast of Cyprus. It’s the perfect place for relaxing on a sunny coastline with cool Mediterranean breezes. As the birthplace of Aphrodite in Greek folklore, it’s the most romantic destination in Cyprus.According to legend, this is the seashore where Aphrodite swam. The coastline offers swimming, diving, sailing and other water sports. In addition to the beaches, there are also forests, mountains, and countryside to be found inland that have horseback riding, cycling, and hiking.The harbor of Paphos offers stunning views of the sea. One famous viewing point is Maa Paleokastro, the spot where the Mycenaeans first landed in ancient times.

The area around Paphos is rich in history and has a number of ancient archaeological sites such as the Tomb of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the Paphos Arch Park there are Roman ruins with mosaic floors. Historical landmarks include St. Paul’s Pillar, the Temple of Aphrodite, and the Byzantine Castle of Paphos. There are twelve museums that explore the town’s history, culture and folklore.

Polis is the well-preserved old town area of Paphos where you can stay at one of its renovated traditional houses.

A shopping lane runs through Paphos parallel to its beachfront. It’s full of market stalls and quaint shops selling local handmade crafts and food items. The area is especially known for its leather and lace goods.

Paphos dining offers a chance to experience an authentic Greek meze, a course of small dishes similar to Spanish tapas.

Paphos has an ancient heritage, but it also has modern-day entertainment. There are a number of good golf resorts and water parks in the area. The town has a thriving nightlife scene with clubs and bars, and the area’s wine is superb. There are wine tours that take you inland to see the sights there and enjoy its best local wine.

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