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Paphos fort, Cyprus Paphos is well known to fans of luxurious leisure from all over the world. It’s the most sought after resort of Cyprus and the center of luxurious hotels, restaurants and places of entertainment. Charming beaches of Paphos attract thousands of tourists; however, it’s usually less known that resort also has rich cultural heritage. Exploring these unique landmarks allows to understand local culture better and to discover lots of intriguing facts of city’s history.
This luxurious resort offers its guests a wide selection of premier hotels with service quality and facilities to please even the most demanding guests. Almyra luxurious hotel is well-known … Open
According to one of the beautiful myths, Paphos is the place of birth of Aphrodite. According to another legend, water from Fontana Amoroza grants everlasting youth. Next to this symbolic sight there are ruins of antique temple of Aphrodite built more than 3,000 of years ago.
Tombs of the Kings is a must visit site for those fond of history. Its underground tombs form an entangled system of twisted tunnels and labyrinths. It's difficult to imagine that these sophisticated buildings were built in ancient times. Nowadays necropolis is partially rebuilt by archeologists; it promises an interesting walk and admiring wall paintings, writings and surviving artifacts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Travelers preferring to spend most of their vacation time at the beach will surely like to know that all the coastline of Paphos (and Cyprus as well) is open for public access. Even if … Open
Scenic Geroskipou village located in Paphos suburban is another point of interest for history fans. There’re numerous historical buildings of various ages survived until nowadays, including Paraskevi Church. This graceful Byzantean basilica was built in 9th century and has managed to retain most of its original elements. Wall paintings and surrounding buildings are important points of interest there. Museum of traditional arts located nearby hosts an impressive collection of handcrafted objects.
Church near Paphos (Pafos), Cyprus There are also unique historical landmarks in the city, including the Monastery of Holy Virgin Kykkos. It was founded late in 11th century and is the one of the oldest buildings in town. Today it retains the unique religious artifact, the Holy Virgin icon, pictured by Saint Luke. This unique relic has being kept within monastery walls for more than a thousand of years, but is not the only one. Gifts shop at the monastery area is another point of tourists' interest. It offers various souvenirs and liquors brewed by monks using ancient recipes.
This luxurious resort offers its guests a wide selection of premier hotels with service quality and facilities to please even the most demanding guests. Almyra luxurious hotel is well-known … Open
Nature lovers will surely like Paphos Bird & Animal's Park. It differs much from numerous reserve areas at other resorts. An upscale amphitheater is set up there for main park inhabitants; the park offers daily shows and exhibition performances for its visitors. Along with lots of birds, there are also giraffes, kangaroos, guinea pigs and other exotic animals from all over the world. Scientific expeditions still work in Paphos; they’ve already discovered numerous ancient artifacts. One of the city museums houses the abundant collection of mosaics used in decoration of ancient temples and palaces thousands of years ago.
Agios Georgios Church, Agios Georgios Paphos is rich in stone and sandy beaches. As a rule, local hotels have comfortable beaches nearby. As the coast is mostly a stone one, it is not very comfortable to swim in some areas. Even luxury hotels can have beaches with quite an uncomfortable rocky way to the beach. Fans of convenience prefer to relax on sandy beaches. One of the best beaches of this type is located in Coral Bay. It is a peaceful and calm place with clean water. Lara Bay is a special place that keeps amazing numerous visitors. This coastal area is a part of a large marine resort. It has got this special status because of the green sea turtles that love to nest there.
Travelers preferring to spend most of their vacation time at the beach will surely like to know that all the coastline of Paphos (and Cyprus as well) is open for public access. Even if … Open
Gourmets will be pleased with a choice of traditional Greek taverns that still keep the unforgettable medieval atmosphere. It is a fantastic place to try the most popular national dishes – fish and vegetables cooked on the open fire, various pastries, and gorgeous homemade wine. Foodies shouldn’t forget to try such an interesting signature food as goat cheese that is cooked on nearby farms. Halva and lukum remain the most popular pastries. Local markets are also full of delicious specialties and regional delicacies.
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♥   Shopping area ' Glastonodos Street' Paphos, 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Makarios III Avenue' Paphos, 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Nikodemou Mylona Street' Paphos, 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Ermou Street' Paphos, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Paphos Region from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Κourion Ancient Amphitheater

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
After the last reconstruction, the theater was completed with a beautiful lighting system. On its stage, interesting performances of the plays of Euripides, Sophocles and Aristophanes are staged. The theater is also used as a venue for music concerts. The Amphitheater of Kourion is not as big and can accommodate only 3500 spectators. Today, it is recommended to purchase tickets to the ancient theater in advance. … Read further
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