Places to visit
Aphrodite´s birthplace

Aphrodite´s birthplace

Drive about 15 minutes eastwards towards Limassol from Paphos on the motorway and take the exit to Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek) aka ”Aphrodite´s rock”. This is where, according to legend, the goddess Aphrodite emerged from the waves and came ashore to honour Cyprus with her presence. Ever since, Cyprus has been known as the island of love. Around mid-... read more
 The Annual International Pharos Chamber Music Festival - in Kouklia

The Annual International Pharos Chamber Music Festival - in Kouklia

For many years now "The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival" has been held in June in Kouklia Village just outside Paphos. The Royal Manor House which is around 700 years old, lovingly restored, form a magnificent Gothic setting for concerts with world class musicians. In 2016 we were present on the opening night in Kouklia, where Mozart, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff were... read more
Fresh and cool summers in the Troodos mountains

Fresh and cool summers in the Troodos mountains

The Troodos Mountains are situated in the centre of the island of Cyprus and stand at a maximum height of 1952 metres. The most famous of all the mountain ranges in Cyprus, the mountains stretch across the South Western area of Cyprus. The area attracts many visitors throughout the year in both summer and winter and offer some spectacular views across the region. In summer... read more
Skiing in the Troodos mountains

Skiing in the Troodos mountains

You will find two articles about the Troodos mountains on our website; this one dealing with the winter wonderland in the higher region around Mount Olympos, and one which focuses on all the things you can do up in the mountains during the long summer months. – You can, in fact, ski in the Troodos in the morning, then drive down to the coast, which should take you about o... read more
The Roman mosaics of Paphos

The Roman mosaics of Paphos

The Roman mosaics in Paphos is well worth half a day of your holiday time. They are located a few hundred meters from the harbour castle. Wear a hat and good shoes, and bring some water. The striking mosaic floors in a series of ancient Roman noblemen’s villas, dating from the third to fifth century AD, and are a must-see for visitors to Paphos. The site where the villas... read more
Pano Akourdelia Farmer´s Market - first Sunday in the month

Pano Akourdelia Farmer´s Market - first Sunday in the month

Pano Akourdelia is located up in the hills, a good 20 minutes by car from downtown Paphos. The drive up is very steep with twisty small roads giving loads of photo opportunities along the way. The view is great, looking across the valley to the hills in the east. Pano Akourdelia is a lovely little village with narrow streets and a peaceful atmosphere. On the first Sunday of ev... read more
Classic opera in Paphos Harbour - every year!

Classic opera in Paphos Harbour - every year!

Every year, usually during the first weekend in September, a classic opera is staged as part of the Aphrodite Festival in Paphos harbour, with the medieval castle and the Mediterranean Sea as a magnificent backdrop. This year it was Mozart´s Don Giovanni. - Νο other literary figure is more often portrayed and psychologically researched than that of Don Giovann... read more
Paphos Zoo - good fun for the kids

Paphos Zoo - good fun for the kids

The project started with Christos Christoforou’s love of birds and wildlife. The zoo was originally going to be for Mr Christoforou’s private use to house his enormous private collection of birds, but he decided to open the zoo to the public, so that they too could enjoy the splendours of his private collection. Mr Christoforou’s other aim was to educ... read more
Aphrodite´s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub

Aphrodite´s Rock Microbrewery & Brewpub

This tasteful and very friendly British-family-run Mediterranean Microbrewery & Brewpub is located in a picturesque former winery with a lovely traditional stone courtyard surrounded by olive grove & grapevine terraces in the beautiful hills overlooking Paphos. It's an idyllic spot. Aphrodite's Rock Microbrewery & B... read more
Old Paphos, aka Ktima, is the new and renovated attraction

Old Paphos, aka Ktima, is the new and renovated attraction

Paphos lies on the western coast of Cyprus, its harbour surrounded by a vibrant mix of modern tourism and Greek mythological heritage; of Roman mosaics and Christian churches. It is a city of contrasts and a city divided. There are two clear parts to it: Ktima, the old town, also called Pano (upper) Paphos, where a huge renovation, undertaken in preparation for its ro... read more