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Paphos Castle:
Paphos Castle in Paphos, Cyprus
Paphos (Greek: Παφος - Pafos; Turkish: Baf/Kasaba) is a city on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. The city has an estimated population of 26,530, with 52,800 living in the urban area.

According to legend, Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty), who rose from the sea (see Rock of Aphrodite). In classical times, Paphos was the center of worship of Aphrodite, not just in Cyprus but for the entire region, and the foundation walls of a large ancient temple of Aphrodite are still discernable.

Other historic sites in the area include the Castle of Paphos in the harbor area, which was originally built by the Byzantines, and then dismantled and rebuilt repeatedly during the periods of the Lusignans, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Additionally in the area, there is the Tombs of the Kings, a burial site used from the 4th century BCE, many early Christian catacomb sites, and numerous Roman ruins - including many beautiful Roman mosaics.

Tourists and visitors to Paphos will also want to be sure to visit the Coral Bay area, which is about 6 kilometers (4 miles) to the North of the town. Coral Bay has many restaurants and bars, and also has a wonderful sandy beach (which many consider to be one of the best beaches in Cyprus).

Key Facts about Paphos

Here are some facts about Paphos:
  1. Paphos (Greek: Παφος - Pafos; Turkish: Baf/Kasaba) is a city on the southwestern coast of Cyprus.

  2. Paphos has an estimated population of 26,530, with 52,800 living in the urban area.

  3. According to Greek mythology, Paphos is the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty), who supposedly rose from the sea near the Rock of Aphrodite. As a result of this, Paphos became one of the most important places for the worship of Aphrodite in the ancient world.

  4. Paphos is supposedly named after a mythical figure, Paphos, who was the son of (or according to Ovid the daughter of) Pygmalion. You will recall that Pygmalion is supposed to have created an ivory image of Aphrodite which was brought to like by the goddess, as Galatea.

  5. During Roman times, Paphos was the capital of island of Cyprus. As a result it is home to the remains of the Roman governor's palace, and many fine Roman mosaics.

  6. Air travellers to Paphos are served by the second largest airport in Cyprus, Paphos International Airport. Paphos International Airport is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) Southeast of the city.

  7. Paphos has been selected to be European Capital of Culture in 2017 along with Århus in Denmark.

Attractions and Places of Interest in Paphos

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Weather in Paphos

The climate in Paphos is classified as Mediterranean, or dry-summer subtropical. Most rain falls from mid-November to March, snowfall tends to occur only about once per decade, and it almost never rains during the Summer. In July and August, humidity can sometimes reach as high as 85%. Overall, Paphos enjoys the mildest climate of any location in Cyprus.

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Books about Paphos

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250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day*

By Chris Alden

Islebright Books & eBooks
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Are you planning to travel around Cyprus – and are you looking for a reliable, insider guide?

If so, you need 250 Things to Do in Cyprus on a Sunny Day* - the travel guide by Chris Alden, a writer who has lived in the beautiful Troodos foothills and has been visiting the island since he was a child.

It's full of honest recommendations of things to see and do, on and off the tourist trail - including the best beaches, the best tavernas, the most sublime mountain scenery and the most evocative ancient sites.

It covers the whole island - including Paphos, Limassol, Troodos, Nicosia, Larnaca and the north - and has tips for sporty types and arty types, lovers of wildlife and fans of authentic Cypriot food and drink.

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Cyprus (island where Venus was born) (pictures & photographs collection in 2004)

By Ken Ando

Yushun Hotta
Released: 2014-01-08
Kindle Edition

Cyprus (island where Venus was born) (pictures & photographs collection in 2004)
Product Description:
I went to Cyprus because the fortune-teller with tarot cards recommended me to go to Cyprus.
She said to me, "Aphrodite is calling you."
Aphrodite was born out of the bubble of the sea of Paphos(Petra tou Romiou).
I visited the seashore .
Then, I did mystical experience.
When I offered a prayer to Aphrodite, some wonderful feelings arrested me.
I was wrapped by the tear of joy.

Ken Ando

How To Enjoy Cyprus For Less Than 10 Euros Per Day - Larnaca - Paphos (BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE Book 7)

By Jason Taylor
Released: 2012-06-15
Kindle Edition (24 pages)

How To Enjoy Cyprus For Less Than 10 Euros Per Day - Larnaca - Paphos (BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE Book 7)
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