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|230 properties allow pets|
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Your guide to Paphos
All About Paphos
Between the 2nd century BCE and 4th century AD, Paphos was the thriving capital of Cyprus. But the currents surrounding this Mediterranean island are always changing, and today it’s a confluence of energetic city life, sandy beaches, sea views, and storied ruins. Many travelers come for the world-class turquoise water, yet end up under Aphrodite’s spell (whose mythical birthplace was Old Paphos) and fall in love with the trove of ruins. Roman mosaics and ancient temples are spread throughout the region, many of which appear on UNESCO’s Global Heritage List. All this makes Paphos just as compelling today as it was 8,000 years ago.
The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Paphos
Summer weather in Paphos is typical of the eastern Mediterranean, which is to say warm, arid, and sometimes muggy. The skies are often clear and the days are dependably perfect for taking a dip in a swimming pool at a Cyprus villa or one of the town’s many beaches. August is summer’s hottest month, with an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and occasional heat waves. May through June provides a more pleasant experience, with less humidity and average highs in the upper 70s. December is known for heavy rain and wind. If you prefer traveling in a winter month then November is the best, as the air is cool and the sea is still warm. By December, some places shut down for the season.
Top things to do in Paphos
Akamas Peninsula National Park
Twenty-five miles north along the coast is Akamas Peninsula National Park, which boasts rare natural wonders. Loggerhead sea turtles nest in coves, and rare orchids and butterflies populate the park’s many hiking trails. It’s worth the effort to seek out the Baths of Aphrodite, a natural grotto and pool. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite met her lover, Adonis, here.
Kato Paphos Archeological Park
As one of the most historically significant sites in Cyprus, Kato Paphos Archeological Park is not to be missed. At the center of the park, Roman mosaic floors set the stage of life in Paphos during the Roman era. Here you’ll be surrounded by a complex of vivid ruins that include a medieval fortress, a 5th-century basilica, and a necropolis carved out of rock. An ancient limestone amphitheater hosts seasonal music and theater performances.
More than a dozen beaches in Paphos have been crowned with the coveted environmentally sustainable Blue Flag status, yet Coral Bay is one of the most alluring. A blonde sandy beach leads to calm, shallow water perfect for snorkeling and paragliding. Coral Bay boasts extensive facilities, like sunbeds, changing rooms, and authentic taverns serving local seafood and Cypriot wines.