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This village south of Paphos is where the giant hand -thrown red pots
called pitharia can be seen being made and are sold.
Surrounded by the fragmentary remains of an ancient city and the temple
of Aphrodite.Apart from these, this village has very little to offer.
Home to endangered turtles ,although easily accessable, visitors are discouraged
during the nesting and hatching season.A conservation programme, the Lara
Turtle Project has been established by the Cyprus Department of Fisheries
to protect these loggerhead turtles nesting grounds and to ensure the
highest possible rate of survival of fledgling turtles.
A former sponge-diving centre, this is the last resort on the northern
road into the Akmas Peninsula. It is now an fishing harbour.Scuba-diving
is particularly popular in the area, with several schools teaching the
art to beginners around the rocky Akamas coast-line.
Created by a dam on the Mavrokolympos river and only a few kilometers
from Coral Bay, this is an ideal spot for fresh water fishing.Fishing
permits are required.
Pocket sized beaches are the main attraction of this tiny village on the
northern coast, near the point where the coast road begins its spectacular
climb into the lower peaks of the Troodos Mountains.
This is the most attractive of Cypruss major towns .Its historic reonance
dates back to the Roman Empire when it was the islands capital.There are
two parts of Paohos, there is Kato (lower) Paohos, where the main tourist
area is located and Pano (upper) Paphos, also called Ktima.
The mosaics of Paphos were discovered in a cluster of
builings of the Roman period, principally the 3rd century A.D.They form
a major historical treasure with a large range of subject matter. There
are four main locations:
The House of Dionysos.
The House of Orpheus.
The Villa of Theseus
The House of Aion.
All the mosaics are all very well preserved and really
are a must to see.
Located beside the sea at the northern end of Kato Paphos is the Tombs
of the Kings.This is where the towns leading citizens were interred during
the Hellenistic and Roman periods.As there were no kings around this period
3rd century B.C. to 3rd century A.D. it is thought that only the wealthy
citizens wre buried here.
3 of the richest museums are found in and around Paphos,
and given the rich archaeological harvest of the Paphos area, they are
all worth a visit.
Other places of great interest are the four churches
in this area, with each one seeped in history,
The harbour area is an ideal picture-postcard Mediterranean fishing harbour,
with gaily painted craft tied up in rows, glass- bottomed boats, private
yachts and cruisers.Remains of the ancient breakwater can be seen at the
eastern end of the harbour.
Built by the Ottoman Turks, the Paphos Fort closely
resembles the forts found at Larnaca and Limassol.Its turreted battlements
and gloomy halls have been opened to the public as a musuem.
Saranta Kolones (also known as the Byzantine Castle) takes its name from
the Greek for forty columns. This being with reference to the many ruined
columns found near by.
During ancient times, this forest was all but striped of trees for ship
building. In 1907 Winston Churchill began to re- create this forest, an
exercise that contiues to this day.
Located in the village of Emba, this church dates back to the 11th century
and was only recently restored.
The birth place of the late Archibishop Makarios , this isolated mountain
village is over looked by the great monastery of Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa.
The house in which the Archbishop grew up is preserved today as a shrine
to this famous man.
Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodites Rock)
This unusual rock formation standing in the shallow sea beside the Limassol-
Paphos highway must be the most famous spto in Cyprus. It is here that
Aphrodite is sopposed to have emerged and set foot on earth for the first
With its golden sandy beach,This is a very popular area to visit.
Still essentially a village, it is a laid back kind of a place with lots
of nooks and crannies to explore. The pace is slow and it is really a
place to go to if you want to unwind.
This attractive fishing village is on the hilly north coast flanked by
Pomos Point, a small but sharp-edged peninsula jutting into the sea. Pomos
is a little oasis of cafes.
Located near Paphos airport this is the place to purchase the best local
cheese called halomi.The church found here and named Agia Sofia represents
a rare instance of a mosque being tranformed to Christain use after the
invasion of the Turks in 1974.
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