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Paphos

Paphos, on the Greek island of Cyprus, is a culture lover’s dream, with ancient tombs, Roman amphitheatres and intricate mosaics joining stunning churches, crumbling ruins and impressive forts. But if holidays for you are all about sunbathing, swimming and relaxing, you won't be left disappointed.

The beach may be small, but it has an abundance of charm, being overlooked by a medieval castle. A mixture of sandy spots and decked sunbathing areas frame the bright blue waters. Paphos also boasts a pretty harbour, where sun-kissed holidaymakers spend their evenings sipping on cocktails at the waterfront.

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Combining culture with relaxation, Paphos is the perfect blend of town and beach, meaning sunbathers can get their fill while history buffs, nature fans and explorers will have more than enough to sink their teeth into.

The bustling, lively harbour is lined with many bars and excellent fish restaurants and is where many people spend their evenings, sipping drinks and watching the sunset after a day exploring or sunning on the beach. There’s also a bazaar-style indoor market if you need to get out of the sun for an hour or two.

Paphos weather

Five-day forecast

MONDAY

29.08.

31°C

TUESDAY

30.08.

31°C

WEDNESDAY

31.08.

31°C

THURSDAY

01.09.

31°C

FRIDAY

02.09.

31°C

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Top 5 things to do in Paphos

10 facts about Paphos

1.

Cyprus is known as 'the playground of the gods' in Greek mythology. The mighty Aphrodite is said to have risen out of the water near Paphos.

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Old Paphos was most likely founded in the Mycenaean period by colonists from Greece or Phoenicia. Modern excavations have revealed ruins dating from 3000 BC.

3.

Ayios Neophytos Monastery is said to have been founded by a Cypriot hermit and writer called Neophytos in the year 1159.

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The Tomb of the Kings, many of which date back to the 4th century BC, are carved out of solid rock. Despite the name, no kings were buried here - up to the third century AD, Paphitic aristocrats and high officials were lain here.

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The entire town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCo list of cultural and natural treasures of the world.

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Paphos has proudly been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017.

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By the harbour, Paphos Castle was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour. It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled in 1570 by the Venetians and restored by the Ottomans.

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Paphos holds an annual open air opera every September, Paphos Aphrodite Festival, with the Castle providing a gloriously romantic backdrop.

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Paphos has a number of wineries, including SODAP and Sterna Winery. Wine-tasting is a popular day trip for visitors, who can sample the varieties and see the wine-making process in action.

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The Cypriot dessert wine commandaria is recognized as the world's oldest named wine and was named by knight crusaders in the 13th century. King Richard the Lionheart of England announced at his wedding that it was "the wine of kings and the king of wines.

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