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Paphos

Overview

Paphos is a seaside city in the southwest of Cyprus and the metropolis of Paphos District. In ancient times, two sites were known as Paphos: Old Paphos and New Paphos. The presently occupied city, New Paphos, rests on the Mediterranean shore, around 50 km (31.07 mi) west of Limassol (the largest harbor on the island).    

In Greco-Roman period, Paphos was the island's metropolis, and it is famous for the remnants of the Roman governor's castle, where large, excellent mosaics are a prime tourist appeal. Paul the Apostle toured the town in the first century AD. The town of Paphos is incorporated in the authentic UNESCO list of ethnic and natural riches of the world's history.

By the dock you’ll find Paphos Castle, initially a Byzantine keep constructed to safeguard the port, Paphos relishes a subtropical semi-dry climate, with the substantial amount of rainfall which mostly happens from mid-November until March.  

Paphos is famous for its ethnic and ancient appeals, plus the Tomb of the Kings, Mosaics, Castle and many Churches, but it is also well known for its carnivals and yearly events. In September, Paphos has a yearly Opera, Paphos Aphrodite Festival in the open air at the dock. The Castle offers an exceptional setting and platform for the presentation.   

 

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