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Paphos         

Paphos is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. At the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park there are remains from prehistoric times through to the middle ages. This area is next to Paphos Harbour and contains the Basilica of Khrysopolitissa dating from 4th/7th century AD, the mosaics of the Houses of Aion, Dionysus, Orpheus and Theseus, the Odeon (shown opposite) dating 1st century AD, Agora (market place) dating from 2nd century AD and the remains of the old ancient walls of Paphos. 

 

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At the harbour mouth is the medieval Castle of Paphos. Slightly further along the road towards Coral Bay can be found the Tomb of the Kings (shown opposite) dating from the 3rd century BC. There are the Ethnographic, Archaeological and Byzantine Museums in Paphos old town. Paphos has numerous old churches including Panagia Theoskepasti and the Church of Agia Kyriaki. In addition to the historic sites there is also the Paphos aquarium. There are also boat trips out of Paphos Harbour including a glass bottom boat. CYPRUS WEATHER
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Heading west from Paphos

Following the coast towards Coral Bay and Lara are the beaches of Coral Bay. As you travel further west there are the Kantarkasti or Pegi Sea Caves which can be visited by boat. The Gorge at Avakas (shown opposite), with its raised cliffs and beach at the entrance. Finally there are the Turtle Hatcheries at Lara, before arriving at the southern end of Akamas Peninsular. At Pegia a few kms inland from Coral Bay can be found Agios Georgios Basilica and the fountains of Pegia, two early Christian basilica with mosaic floors. 

North -west from Paphos

Heading north to the coast can be found more beaches at Polis and Latchi, passing the Reptile Museum at Skoulli. Following the coast along the northern edge brings you to the Baths of Aphrodite, the start of three nature trails along the northern edge of the Akamas Peninsular.

 

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Heading east from Paphos

Following the old coast road towards Limassol  is the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia, the Lusigan Manor House, Museum and Church of Katholiki. Nearby is Petra tou Romiou which in Greek mythology is the traditional  birth place of Venus.                                                              As you pass through the Western Sovereign base area, you will find the Stadium of Kourio, the Sanctuary of Apollo and the Kourio archaeological site (shown opposite) containing the Kourio theatre and the Houses of Gladiators, Eustolios and Achilles. Below the cliffs is the Kourio beach. Further east can be found Kolossi castle (shown below).

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Paphos Bird Park

Donkey Sanctuary

Paphos areas of interest

Larnaca areas of interest

At Limassol Ladies Mile Beach faces into Akrotiri Bay, stretching from the edge of the town up to RAF Akrotiri, behind which is the large salt water lake at Akrotiri, with its flocks of pink Flamingos. Limassol has a number of large shops and its medieval castle. There are Archaeological, Folk Art and Reptile Museums. Travelling further east along the beach front of Limassol up to Amathous is another archaeological site containing the Temple of Apollo, Agora and Basilica. As you travel towards Larnaca there is the beautiful Governor's beach. At Larnaca the Hala Sultan Tekke on the banks of the Larnaca salt lake, which also has flocks of pink Flamingos. Also at Larnaca, in addition to its Archaeological, Pierides and Natural History museums, is the Larnaca fort and Kamares Aqueduct. There are a number of historic sites in and around Nicosia.

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North from Paphos

Travelling north from Paphos you enter an upland area with many small rural villages. The highest point of the Troodos Mountains is Mount Olympus at 1952m. Its ski chair  runs through the village of Troodos, famous for its lace. There are four nature trails, of varying lengths, in the area. A drive through the Paphos forest and Cedar Valley, progresses  through attractive forest valleys.

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