A day in Pafos! There’s so much to explore, so many hidden gems and amazing sights. Discover them!
No visit to Cyprus would be complete without at least one day in beautiful Pafos, a town that has something to amaze and delight everyone. Steeped in history, you can be instantly transported back in time with a tour of the ancient historical and archaeological sites. You can head out to the countryside and take a hike, rewarded with the most breathtaking panoramic sea views. Or simply stroll along the sea front to a quaint traditional taverna and relax as you watch the sunset and enjoy the delicious and unique cuisine of Cyprus.
There’s so much to explore, so many hidden gems, here are just some of the amazing sights of Pafos, waiting for you to discover them…
Old Town of Pafos
The historic old town is a true delight. Take your time to wander the ancient streets and you’ll be rewarded with some amazing historic architecture, boutique shops and wonderful spots to stop and dine in the sunshine.
Sea caves Peyia
Offering amazing diving opportunities, the sea caves at Peyia are incredibly picturesque. You can enjoy great views of them from the hiking trails in the area.
The harbour is the perfect place to relax. You’ll find plenty of great bars and restaurants, the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day and watch the famous Cyprus sunset.
The Castle of Pafos
Pafos castle has certainly had an interesting history. Originally a Byzantine fort, the castle has played many roles, including being used as a prison. The views from the ramparts are particularly impressive.
Tombs of the kings
Dating back to the 4th century BC, these chambers can be found in the Kato Pafos Archaeological Park. With impressive Doric columns, and a design based on Egyptian culture, the tombs certainly are a sight to behold.
Also located within the Pafos Archaeological Park, the magnificent lighthouse stands proudly on the peninsula. Built in the 1880s when the island was used as a military base, the lighthouse protected ships travelling to the colonies through the Suez Canal.
The iconic sea rock known as Aphrodite’s Rock is truly impressive. A visit to the birthplace of the Goddess of Love is certainly a great destination for romantic couples, and you must of course remember to take some photographs with this amazing backdrop.
So well preserved, it’s hard to believe these stunning mosaics date back to Roman times. A little insight into how life would have been living in a Roman villa, the mosaics depict scenes of lively parties.
Saint Paul’s Pillar
It is told that at this pillar, Saint Paul received 39 lashes for attempting to convert the islanders of Cyprus to Christianity back in 45 AD, making this an important religious landmark.
For true relaxation, head to the Adonis Baths with natural waterfalls and swimming pools. It’s a tranquil open-air spa that’s a lovely alternative to the beach.
Just one day in Pafos will inspire you, you’ll certainly want to return, and so, if you feel you’d like to spend every day in beautiful Pafos, then do check out our portfolio of luxurious properties in the area. If you’d like more information then don’t hesitate to get in touch.