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Paphos Travel Guide  

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Paphos is a town on the southwest coast of Cyprus, reknowned in Greek mythology as birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and in antiquity was the island's capital.
The original town of Old Paphos, today the site of Kouklia, lay at  some distance from the sea. New Paphos, was founded on the coast, with access to a good natural harbour.
The town declined throughout the British colonial period and Paphos remained an underdeveloped and underpopulated region of the island until 1974. After this date there was rapid economic development, especially in  tourism.
Then came government investment in irrigation and transport infrastructure, including the building of Paphos International Airport. Private investment focussed on hotel and holiday home construction and the entertainment infrastructure.
Today Paphos, with a population of about 50,000 is a charming, busy fishing harbour and a popular tourist resort.

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Robert Bale
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Overall Guide : Paphos is extremely rich in archalogical sites of interest. At the harbour, is the Castle of Paphos, a Byzantine fort. There are the mysterious Tombs of the Kings, the Pillar on which Saint Paul was allegedly tied and flogged, the... more ancient Odeon Theatre, the Byzantine Museum and the District Archaeological Museum, with its collection of Cypriot antiquities from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD. Near Odeon, there are the remains of the ancient city walls and the Roman market. Among other treasures, are the exquisite, beautifully preserved mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus and Aion. This remarkable history has led to Paphos being included in the official UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Paphos is a beautifull place i loved every day i was there so much to see and do i loved the tomb of the kings the people of pahos are very friendly the food was fantastic Kato harbour is great... more too plenty of places to eat i also visited coral bay if you dont drive you can get a bus from the bus station to coral bay and it did not cost a lot it cost 2 euro`s for a returne tic ket well worth the trip
Not to be missed Tomb of the King , Odeion Agora , Coral Bay
p. young
Overall rating 3
Overall Guide : Needs money spent to attract tourists, very tired, dirty, bad customer service, more entertainment needed for families especially children, paddling pool, amusement arcades, parks, etc. less restaurants...
Not to be missed coast drive paphos to limassol , troodos
Vasaya Red'ko
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Not a bad place as a whole. A lot of pubs, bars, etc. Now big shopping mall is in process of building as well. There's cinema's, bowling, billiards available.
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