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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…
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Kiniras Garden

This family-run restaurant (for four generations) is a green oasis, with trees, statues and trickling waterfalls. Owner Georgios is passionate about his traditional cuisine; most of the recipes have been passed down…
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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…
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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…
Top Choice Bar in Pafos

Lighthouse Beach Bar

The recommended route here is via the 1.7km coastal path from Pafos Castle; by car it is trickier, but still possible via the Tombs of the Kings road. When you do arrive, you’ll find this is what a beach bar should …
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Imogen’s Inn

For something different, head to Imogen’s, located at the entrance to the village and resembling a French bistro, with the sounds of jazz and blues tinkling into the dining terrace–cum-garden shaded by a magnificent…
Top Choice Seafood in Pomos

Kanalli Fish Restaurant

Kanalli has as its main draw the stunning holiday-brochure view from its terrace: the turquoise bay and the small, upgraded harbour with forested mountains in the distance; romantics should head here at sunset. The …
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To Stekki Tou Panai

Despite its modern-looking exterior, this small taverna dates back over 200 years and is the family home of owner-cum-cook Maria; a lavishly embroidered dress belonging to her grandmother adorns one wall. Maria desc…