The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
Paphos, a small harbour town, on the west of the island, which was the former historical capital of Cyprus.
Paphos has thousands of years of history; and has always attracted visitors from all over Cyprus and international travellers.
Paphos has a modern town centre and a nice picturesque harbour where the main tourist area is situated.
There are numerous ancient sites scattered around the Paphos region, many of which are now UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.
Paphos also the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Petra Tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) is the site of her birth, located 15km east of Paphos Town.
Paphos has a nice coastline with some charming Cypriot villages in its mountains, where life has not changed for centuries.
Paphos and the West
Paphos is a town divided into two main area's. Kato Paphos and Paphos. Both are part of a thriving, year round resort that combines the old and the new through its rich historical sites and modern hotels, bars and night-clubs.
There a a number of excavated Roman villas which ensure a large number of tourists visiting the town throughout the year. Kato Paphos is the lower part and runs along the harbour and is home to many tourist attractions including bars, taverns and night spots, not forgetting the shops. Paphos itself is home to the more commercial side of the town with shops and offices.
The airport is close to Paphos and is undergoing many improvements. Further west are the towns of Polis and Latchi. Smaller quieter resorts which are becoming more developed but still retain much of the original character.