Where is Paphos?
The coastal city of Paphos (Pafos) has been populated since the pre-historic times and is one of the oldest cities in the world which has seen rise and fall of manykingdoms. It also has religious importance as the Greek goddess of beauty and love, the Aphrodite, was born here. As a reflection of its rich past, the city bears several landmarks and monuments which in the present times are well-known all over the world. Places like the Aphrodite's Rock, Paphos Archaeological Park, Akamas Peninsula are swarmed by the tourists and the number of tourists visiting this coastal city is increasing every year. The shoreline is home to a number of pristine beaches which are popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.
What is the weather like in Cyprus?
High temperatures, cloudless skies and cooling breezes from the sea are what the weather is about. July is one of the hottest months in Cyprus. Average maximum temperature in July soars up to 30°C on the west coast and 32°C-33°C on the eastern-south coast. Inland it is hotter and drier with temperatures reaching 37°C. On the mountains it is also hot but not as much as on the lowlands; temperatures rarely go above 28°C. The main heat of the day is from 12 am till 4 pm. The night brings some coolness. Still the lowest average temperature is only 20°C on the west coast and 22°C on the eastern-south coast and inland. The night temperature for Troodos mountains is 18°C. Rains are almost unheard of in July. The sea is very warm with temperatures about 26°C.
Things to see and do in Paphos?
An area with more than 50 km of coast, total of 27 beaches in the district open to the public, and more than 12 blue flag awarded beaches, making, Pafos I place perfect for swimming, diving or snorkelling all year round.
Not to mention the privacy offered by for than 50 Beach hotel establishments where usually beaches are mainly used by the hotel guest, keeping the area even in a more peace and quite.
The inclusion of the Kato Pafos archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1980 was the starting point for the creation of a General Plan whose aim would be primarily to protect and maintain the archaeological remains, as well as to promote them and provide comprehensive information to visitors. Kato Pafos archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, while most remains date to the Roman period.
The marvellous mosaic floors of four Roman villas from the impressive epicentre of the finds. The complex includes other important monuments, such as the Asklipieion, the Odeion, the Agora, the "Saranta Kolones" (Forty Columns) Fortress, the "Limeniotissa" Ruins of early Christian Basilica and the "Tombs of the Kings".
Paphos in recent years has developed a lively nightlife, you can find several bars, cafes, clubs and pubs scattered across the sea front and city centre.