Ancient temples, rock-cut tombs and Roman villas with elaborate mosaic floors all reflect the highly sophisticated societies which inhabited Pafos in the past. With a history dating back more than eight thousand years, the town offers a wealth of treasures to the visitor.
Markideio Theatre is located in the center of Paphos. It is situated in a contemporary building that can accommodate more than 400 people.
The prolonged and substantial lack of a modern place for cultural events, in conjunction with the creation of the Municipal Gallery in 2006, led to the creation of a cultural center in the renovated “Palia Ilektriki” (Old Powerhouse). The rationale for adopting the idea is to create an affordable and functional work of cultural infrastructure through which to regenerate and support various areas of cultural activity and development of the city.
The Ottoman baths of Paphos are also known as Hammam, Loutra and Turkish baths. They are from the Medieval times. It is a stone built structure, with a stone vault. It is a typical bath of the Ottoman era and consists of three main rooms: a reception area, then a second room where visitors used to undress and finally the main baths.
With history and culture enticing visitors from near and far to explore each and every corner of Paphos, times past are now the focus of attention, albeit with a cool modern twist in an old town that has been brilliantly revamped. And with the renovated Hani of Ibrahim (Ibrahim’s Khan) standing proud at the centre of it all, with contemporary architectural features accentuating the old brickwork, we give you three great reasons to check it out.
The famous ‘Tombs of the Kings’ form part of the Archaeological Park of Kato Pafos (Paphos) – one of the most important archaeological sites of Cyprus that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1980.
Faros is a sandy beach with an excellent view situated at the west end of Pafos. Access to the beach is easy and well sign-posted. The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beach is cleaned every day.
One of the best sandy beaches in the region, Coral Bay is located near Pegeia and easily reached by car, motorbike, bicycle and bus. It offers water sports and sun bed and umbrella hire. There is accommodation nearby, while lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment during the swimming season.