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Paphos is a busy resort which combines the beauty of the mountains and the sea. It has a friendly atmosphere and has lots to see and do including the Byzantine Castle of Paphos, the Tombs of the Kings, St Paul's Pillar and the temple of Aphrodite.
The harbour area is bustling with sea front restaurants serving international and meze specialities.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
Paphos experiences hot summers and warm winters. The hottest month is August with average temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius and the coldest is January with 13 degrees. July is the sunniest month with a daily average of thirteen hours and the wettest is December.
Tombs of the Kings
These spectacular underground tombs, dating back to the 4th century BC, are spread over a large area. The tombs are carved out of solid rock and even though high officials were buried here rather than kings, the grandeur of the surroundings give the site a worthy name.
Petra Tou Romiou
Situated between Paphos and Limassol, the Petra Tou Romiou area is one of the most stunning stretches of coastline on the island of Cyprus. Legend has it that Aphrodite rose from the waves here. The name Petra Tou Romiou actually refers to the spectacular sea stack which sits right on the sea edge and was said to have been put there by the legendary Byzantine champion Digenis Akritas.
Kato Paphos Archaeological Site
The Kato Paphos Archaeological Site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and includes sites and monuments from pre-historic times until the middle ages. There are fabulous mosaic floors in the Roman villas, as well as the Roman Odeon.
by Yasmin Richardson