In Aphrodite’s realm

Paphos, the fourth-largest city on the island of Cyprus, was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017 – by virtue of its historic heritage, but also because of its alluringly modest charm.

Paphos is the perfect place for culture buffs: the coastal city offers a seemingly infinite choice of sights, including the Tombs of the Kings, the ruins of Paphos (which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status), the Paphos Archaeological Park and the medieval castle by the harbour.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 3:25 h
  • Distance 2630 km
  • Current time 16:49
  • Airport PFO
  • Language Greek
  • Currency EUR

Edelweiss tips for Paphos

Sightseeing in your Cyprus Holidays

  • It is not hard to fathom why southwestern Cyprus is also a choice destination for a beach holiday. Paphos’ most popular beach is Coral Bay: protected from strong currents by the surrounding cliffs, it is ideal for families. View in maps
  • Petra tou Romiou between Paphos and Limassol is one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. According to legend, it is where Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, rose from the sea. View in maps
  • Between autumn and spring, the area is ideal for cycling and hiking holidays. The interior of the island hosts the Troodos Mountains, of which Mount Olympus rising up to 1952 metres is the highest peak and even offers opportunities for skiing in winter. View in maps

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