Welcome to Paphos

A vacation favorite, Paphos, for most people, is all about sun, sand, and sea, but despite its fame as a seaside resort, this town has a bundle of great historical attractions that make a good diversion for days when you want to do more than flop on the beach. Paphos is divided into two parts: Kato Paphos, down by the harbor, is where the archaeological sites are, and Ktima is where you’ll find the museums. During the height of summer, town can be clogged with visitors. This is the time to head out and explore the further sights of Cyprus’ western coast. The Akamas Peninsula is home to incredibly diverse flora and fauna and one of the island’s best hiking spots, while the rugged archaeological sites of North Cyprus’ west coast are easily within day-trip distance.

Top Paphos Attractions

The popular tourist destination of Coral Bay lies north of the city of Paphos. This clean and picturesque stretch of coast became popular thanks to its white sandy beaches, lapped by the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, for the more adventurous traveler, the bay is home to rocky headlands and sea caves, home to indigenous animals, flora and fauna. Whether you seek a day of relaxation, basking in the sun, or a first hand glance at Cyprus’ organic ecosystems, this is an essential stop.

The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, and houses a stunning array of historical ruins across Cypriot history. The ruins span from the Middle Ages to the Roman Empire and include the sun-bleached remains of buildings, still magnificent despite the passage of time, mosaics, murals and ancient statues. To see The House of Aion or The Ancient Odeon here is to see the remains of Cyprus’ noble past.

Paphos Wine Tours will take you on a wine tasting journey, sampling the best that the island has to offer. The Cypriot wine industry dates back nearly 5000 years; on this tour expect to try not only local varieties of Xynisteri and Mavro, but Shiraz, Chardonnay and many world-renowned others. As well as tasting the wines, you can visit wineries and vineyards too.


If you’re seeking to immerse yourself in the raw, unkempt beauty of the Cypriot landscape, then why not traverse the land on horseback? Rides with Eagle Mountain Ranch will take you past orchards, fields and around mountain panoramas, with dazzling views out to sea. All are led by expert guides.  The ranch also offers lessons to adults and children at every skill level.

Cyprus has been occupied by the Romans, Ottomans, Ancient Greeks, the British, and used as a military base; and all have all left lasting impressions on the island. A key monument from its military past is Paphos Castle. It was first built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbor and has had many uses though history; a prison, a fortress, and the castle even stored salt during the British occupation.

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