Nestled along the southwestern coast of Cyprus is Paphos, the capital of the district of the same name. An ancient city that has been inhabited since Neolithic times, Paphos is most strongly associated with the Greek mythological goddess, Aphrodite, as she was said to have been born at the nearby Petra tou Romiou, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock. Paphos came to be the center of the worship of the goddess, and as a result gained many palaces, villas, fortresses, and other buildings, many of which stand today and whose construction has spanned the eras, from the classical Greek to the Roman period. The resultant Paphos is a remarkable architectural and historical delight that would make any tourist’s mouth water. Travel to the birthplace of Aphrodite in 2015 and dive into Paphos with our tours and activities.
Legends say that the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, was born in Paphos. Walk the steps of Aphrodite and see "Petra tou Romiou," the rock where the Greek goddess of love is believed to have been born. After your visit, go to Yeroskipou Village where you can try loukoumi, the famous Cyprus Delights, as well as see how they are made.
If you enjoy your wine as much as you enjoy your travel then we recommend the Kolossi Castle and Cypriot Villages with Wine Tasting from Paphos. On this tour, you will visit the medieval Kolossi Castle, a Crusader stronghold that was an important strategic position in medieval times, as well as a production facility of local sugarcane. You’ll also the 2000-year old Curium amphitheater, the Bellapais Abbey in Nicosia and the Kykkos Monastery.
Venture outside the city limits and explore more of the country on a Cyprus One Day Tour. Here you’ll stop at Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, founded in the 12th century, before entering the largest mountain range in Cyprus, the Troodos Mountains. You will enter Pedhoulas, then visit Troodos Square, and finally enjoy a visit to Omodos Village, where you’ll taste various local wines along with baked products.