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

Hrysopolitissa Basilica & St Paul’s Pillar

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 Archaeological Site in Pafos

Tombs of the Kings

Imagine yourself surrounded by ancient tombs in a desert-like 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 under…
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…
Museum in Pafos

Agios Georgios Museum

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 Pafos

Alykes Beach

Heading east, you come to Alykes Beach, which is better known locally as Sopab Beach after a factory that once stood here. Wedged between the Deck Cafe & Bar and the Alexander the Great hotel, this is a perfect …
Castle in Pafos

Pafos Castle

This small, empty fort guards the harbour entrance and is entered by a small stone bridge over a moat. Most visitors climb to the roof to enjoy the sweeping harbour views. The castle also serves as an event venue du…
Archaeological Site in Pafos

Agios Lambrianos Rock-Cut Tomb

A little further north, on the side of Fabrica Hill, are a couple of enormous underground caverns dating from the early Hellenistic period. These are burial chambers associated with the saints Lambrianos and Misitik…
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…
Zoo in Pafos

Pafos Zoo

A superb zoo and children’s attraction rolled into one. Apart from birds (it started as a bird park), there are giraffes, antelopes, deer, gazelles, mouflon, reptiles, giant tortoises, emus, ostriches, small goats a…