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3 Things you can’t miss in Paphos

3 Things you can’t miss in Paphos

Today, we have decided to extend our (virtual) tour to Cyprus and talk about 3 Things you can’t miss in Paphos. If Nicosia and Larnaca are a couple of places that simply must go on your travel list, the same goes for Paphos, a fascinating city that combines the charm and importance of the past with the gifts of modernity.

Here are a few of the most important tourist attractions you can explore on a trip in the region

Perched on Fabrica Hill at Ayiou Ayapitikou, the Odeon and Acropolis represents perhaps the most important archeological site in the city. Built from limestone in the 2nd century AD, the Odeon is surrounded to the north by the standing walls of the old town and to the southern side by what remains of the Roman temple of the God of Medicine, Asclepius. What is important to note is that the exceptional sound of the amphitheatre makes it one of the best places to stage theatre and music concerts to this day.

If a more natural experience is what you are in for, then you should definitely visit the Baths of Aphrodite on the Akamas Peninsula, near the small traditional Latchi fishing village. In the scent of wild flowers and surrounded by fig trees, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, is said to have bather here with her lover, Adonis. The waters of the pool are said to give fertility, but unfortunately today the site can only be admired, not entered.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site just a couple of kilometers outside the Paphos harbour, the Tombs of Kings is an impressive necropolis containing the tombs of 100 aristocrats who were laid to rest in the city between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD. Surprisingly, there is no king buried here, despite the name, but another attraction to be discovered here are the Byzantine frescoes.

In Paphos, you can book a Paphos airport transfer to travel freely around the city and its outskirts.