Paphos is a mystical and magical place that is home to many symbols of respect to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, said to have been born in nearby Petra Tou Romiou.
The old town of Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks in part to its long and detailed history, such as the iconic Paphos Castle that juts out from the harbour into the Mediterranean. The castle was originally built as a fort to protect Paphos Harbour and was rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed it in 1222. Throughout its life, the structure has been a fortress, a prison, a salt warehouse and since 1935, has been listed as an important cultural and historical building.
The town of Paphos is coastal and the heart of the city is wrapped along its long waterfront harbour where you can go shopping and grab a bite to eat with expansive waterfront views.