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Paphos

Paphos, the capital of western Cyprus, is regarded as the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’ and has some significant historical clout. From the remains of ancient tombs, fortresses, and palaces to modern resorts, restaurants, and beaches, Paphos is the perfect summer destination for tourists from all around the world. So, whether you’re looking to blow off some steam from work, or on your honeymoon, you’ll find that Paphos has something to offer to everyone.  

On your trip to Paphos, make sure to have a travel itinerary planner to guide you to the most must-visit places and what’s so interesting about them. Moreover, you can also download the Tripety travel planner app to keep track of your budget and manage your trip with ease.

  • The whole island of Paphos is a UNESCO world heritage site. So, if you enjoy trips to the past, you’ll love visiting places like the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Tombs of the Kings, and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, to name just a few.  
  • Cyprus is an ancient wine-producing country with a history spanning over 5000 years. Commandaria, an amber-colored sweet dessert wine is recognized as the world’s oldest named wine. 
  • According to Cypriot legend, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was born in Paphos near what is now called Aphrodite’s beach. 
  • Cyprus’s beaches are all Blue Flag certified and are the cleanest in all of Europe for the last decade. Cyprus also has one of the world’s top wreck diving sites.
  • Halloumi cheese originated from Cyprus, and the United States and European Union have officially recognized it as a traditional Cypriot product. It was first made in the Byzantine period using goat’s and cow’s milk and is an important ingredient in the Mediterranian cuisine.

Kato Paphos Archaeology Park. Get lost for hours pottering around the structures that go back to prehistory. The ruins of the four villas date back to the year 100, while the Tombs of the kings is an underground burial complex, dating back 1500 years. 

The Wreck of Zenobia. If you’re up for an underwater adventure, you have to visit the wreck of Zenobia, off the coast of Larnaca. The cargo ship sunk in the 80s and is now home to Barracuda and tuna. There are several dive shops in Paphos and diving locations such as the sea caves off Manjin island, vibrant corals and sponges of the region. 

Alexander the Great Beach Hotel. If you’re looking for a place to relax with a stunning view, look no further. Alexander the Great Beach Hotel features a seafront location just a few minutes away from central Paphos. The 4-star hotel overlooks a Blue Flag certified sandy beach and harbor, along with on-site restaurants, pools, and air-conditioned rooms. 

Temple Street Night Market. Located in Kowloon, this is the place to visit for enjoying Hong Kong’s traditional foods and marketplaces. You can find several enthralling vendors at the Temple Street Night Market that opens around 6 pm till midnight.

Aphrodite Waterpark. Aphrodite is the largest family attraction of its kind in Paphos. It features 17 rides and attractions for all both adults and kids. So, if you’re up for a family adventure packed with a lazy river, a wave pool, crazy cone, and freefall. 

Paphos Wine Tours. Thanks to many sunshine hours each year, inland conditions are ideal for growing wine grapes. So, if you’re a vinophile, Paphos could be your HQ for a trip touring the wine country and try out some amazing and historical flavors.

 
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