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Clear blue waters, mild temperatures and caressing sunshine. It is easy to see how the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born from the waves lapping onto the Cypriot shore. The mythology, language, traditions and lifestyle are Greek, but the island features a beauty that is shrouded by its own, one-of-a-kind atmosphere, shaped by a structure that divides Cyprus and its capital Nicosia into the Turkish North and the Greek South. Its multi-faceted personality has an allure that attracts tons of holidaymakers.

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos is located on the southwest coast of the island and is sheltered from the north by the Troodos mountains. It has a temperate climate, one of the healthiest in the Mediterranean. Beautiful countryside, a cosmopolitan resort, historical sights as well as sporting activities, the Paphos region has something for everyone at any time of year. Paphos, with its pleasant harbour and medieval fort, combines a dynamic holiday resort with spectacular countryside, unspoiled nature and sensational history. The region offers the possibility of enjoying both sea and mountains, as well as getting a taste of the island’s culture with its many archaeological sites. Feel the romance floating through the air in the place where Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, once roamed. Swim in the sea by the rocks known as Petra tou Romiou, where she was believed to have risen from the waves, make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia, or visit the grotto near Polis where she supposedly bathed. Whatever you desire: activity, tranquillity, good food, fine wine, spas, nature, bird watching, scenic walks, golf, culture — the Paphos region offers it all.

Archaeological Site of Nea Paphos
Kato Pafos Archaeological Park, Paphos, Cyprus

Delve into the captivating blend of ancient Greek and Roman history at the Paphos Archaeological Park, situated in Nea Paphos on the southwest coast of Cyprus. This extensive site, which is still under excavation, encompasses a significant part of the ancient city that dates back to prehistoric times and spans through the Middle Ages. Founded in the late 4th century BC, Nea Paphos was once encircled by formidable walls and served as the centre of political and administrative life in Cyprus. Today, the park is renowned for its enchanting collection of well-preserved mosaics that depict ancient Greek myths. These intricate and colourful masterpieces can be found in the remains of opulent Roman villas, which are among the park's most remarkable discoveries. As you wander through this UNESCO World Heritage site, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture that influenced the lives of the early inhabitants of the island. From the worship of gods to the emergence of early Christians, the ruins of Nea Paphos offer a fascinating insight into a bygone era.

Piatsa Gourounaki (Nicosia)
92 Faneromenis, Nicosia, Cyprus

Located in downtown Nicosia, Piatsa Gourounaki gathers Greek specialties and grilled meat and cheese, creating a menu that is a great insight into Cypriot traditions. The popular restaurant attracts a great crowd, being one of the most-loved in town.

Pyxida Fish Tavern (Nicosia)
Menandrou 5, Nicosia, Cyprus

A restaurant that focuses mainly on mouth-watering seafood specialties, a welcoming atmosphere and reasonable prices - Pyxida embodies the concept of the old-style fish-tavern re-interpreted with a modern touch. Featuring a restaurant and an Oyster Bar in Nicosia and one in Limassol, Pyxida has become an institution in town.

Larnaca Market
Livadia, Larnaca

Big designer names fill up the fashionable Ermou Street in Larnaca, but on Sunday, its sparkling charm is clouded by an even greater event that takes place in Ermou Street's parking lot. Larnaca Sunday Market features fruit, vegetables, souvenirs, clothes, antiques and knickknacks at unbeatable prices.

The Mall Of Cyprus (Nicosia)
2025, Verginas 3, Strovolos, Cyprus

A modern shopping mall located in the dynamic capital of the island, The Mall of Cyprus is an incredible shopping destination, ideal for those whose shopping cravings accompany them on vacation. International and national clothing shops, groceries, restaurants and coffee shops fill up the aisles of the giant mall, in a vibrant beehive of shops and eateries.

Larnaca International Airport – Glafcos Clerides (LCA)
Larnaca International Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus

Visitors arriving in Cyprus by air may enter the Republic of Cyprus only through the International Airports of Larnaca and Paphos. The largest of the two, Larnaca International Airport – Glafcos Clerides (LCA), is five kilometres from Larnaca and 50 kilometres from the capital, Nicosia.

Paphos International Airport (PFO)

Visitors arriving in Cyprus by air may enter the Republic of Cyprus only through the International Airports of Larnaca and Paphos. Paphos International Airport (PFO) is 15 kilometres from the town of Paphos. The country's second largest airport is commonly used by tourists on vacation in western Cyprus, providing access to popular resorts such as Coral Bay, Limassol and Paphos itself There are buses and taxis to the nearest large towns just outside the Arrivals halls.

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