Hidden on the southwestern edge of Cyprus is Paphos, an overwhelmingly beautiful city in a stunning locale. Inhabited since ancient times, Paphos was once the capital of the island, and exploring the relics from these times is one of the great experiences to be had on the island.
The mild, Mediterranean climate keeps it comfortable throughout the year, making Paphos a wonderful place to live and visit. Many locals depend on the sea to make their way, though tourism has increasingly become the biggest breadwinner in the area.
Because of it’s incredible history, Paphos has always drawn a crowd. It is said that Aphrodite herself landed at Paphos when she arose from the sea. Gazing out at the scenery, it is no wonder that the goddess of beauty would choose this site to make her entrance.
If you can bear to tear your eyes away from that cobalt blue water you will see some fantastic sights in the city of Paphos. You absolutely must check out the Kato Pahos Archaeological Park, where you can see ancient Roman structures and learn about the past of the region.
One of the best ways to check out the vistas on the island is via horseback, which is certainly a treat.
Once you’ve made it to Paphos, whether you’ve arrived by land, air, or sea, getting around the city is no problem. There are busses that run through, but most everything is accessible on foot or by bicycle.