Paphos : Life in the Sun
To live in Paphos is to have the best of two world , the Ancient and the New …
The links with the past stretch back from the Bronze age through Roman, Greek, Venetian . Turkish ,and British cultures. The relics are everywhere , lovingly preserved like the prehistoric village of Emba , the Odeon ampitheatre still used for drama and musical events , the mysterious Tombs of the Kings , the Turkish Baths . At the harbour the Byzantine Fort and the museum which houses the exquisite mosaics which once graced the Roman villas scattered about the old town .
The Mediterranean sea is the backdrop to these delights , with the sun an almost constant feature of local life for three hundred days of the year .Romance is always in the balmy air under the starry night skies as this is the city of Aphrodite , Goddess of Love . No wonder it is popular for weddings .
There is much to do in Paphos . There are many clubs, charity organizations , and diverse outdoor and indoor pursuits year round to enjoy . Each year there is a full scale opera staged at the harbour , and other events such as dog shows , half marathons , band concerts etc , all enliven the summer .
The Kings Avenue Mall shopping centre has a cinema complex , a food court and clothes shops .
International Restaurants offer high quality food at reasonable prices and traditional tavernas provide old fashioned Cypriot hospitality , local dishes and local wine from the grapes pressed in the modern wineries nearby .
In 2017 Paphos became a Capital Culture of Europe with many improvements like pedestrian walkways and refurbishment of the beautiful classical buildings . A modern theatre will host the acclaimed Cyprus Symphony orchestra among other cultural happenings .
The overall atmosphere of Paphos is laid back . ‘Siga Siga’ say locals ‘slowly slowly ‘
Above all, relax. this is Paphos. Welcome.