Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Pafos Archaeological Site

Nea Pafos (New Pafos) is, ironically, the name given to the sprawling Pafos Archaeological Site, to the west of Kato Pafos. Nea Pafos was the ancient city of Pafos, founded in the late 4th century BC and originally …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Tombs of the Kings

Imagine yourself surrounded by ancient tombs in a desertlike landscape where the only sounds are waves crashing on rocks. The Tombs of the Kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site, contains a set of well-preserved underg…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Hrysopolitissa Basilica

This fascinating site was home to one of Pafos’ largest religious structures. What remains are the foundations of a 4th-century Christian basilica, which aptly demonstrates the size and magnificence of the original …
Top Choice Beach in Akamas Peninsula

Lara Beach

This stunning unspoilt beach has clean, calm water and pristine sands for those who want to escape people and parasols. The beach is most famous, however, for being home to a turtle hatchery; this is one of the worl…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Pafos

Sanctuary of Aphrodite

A World Heritage Site, the sanctuary is recognised as being one of the most important ancient sites related to Aphrodite in Cyprus and yet it is arguably the least known. The sprawling site includes the 12th-century…
Museum in Pafos

Ecclesiastical Museum

This noteworthy museum is worth visiting for its ecclesiastical vestments, vessels, copies of scripture and collection of impressive icons, including a 9th-century representation of Agia Marina, thought to be the ol…
Church in Pafos

Agia Paraskevi

One of the loveliest churches in the Pafos area is this six-domed Byzantine church in Geroskipou, 4.5km east of Pafos. Most of the surviving frescos date back to the 15th century AD. The first frescos visible when e…
Museum in Pafos

Grivas Museum & Monument

This unusual museum is located 4km north of Kato Pafos on the spot where the caïque Agios Georgios (now the museum’s prime exhibit), captained by EOKA rebel Georgios Grivas, landed in November 1954. It carried a lar…
Beach in Akamas Heights

Agios Georgios Beach

Agios Georgios Beach is a 100m stretch of shadeless sand and rock with a modest harbour; beach umbrellas and loungers are available for hire (€4.50). The beach can be reached by road from Polis (via Pegeia) or Pafos…
Archaeological Site in Pafos

Agia Solomoni & the Christian Catacomb

This modest tomb complex is the burial site of the seven Machabee brothers, who were martyred around 174 BC. Their mother was Agia Solomoni, a Jewish woman who became a saint after the death of her sons. It is thoug…