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Paphos

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Paphos (Greek: Πάφος) is a city in the southwestern part of the island of Cyprus.

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was born on the beach of Petra tou Romiou (“Romean Rock”), located 15 km east of Paphos, who emerged from the sea foam. Most of the places in the city are associated with the name of the goddess. The most famous among them are the Rock of Aphrodite, the Temple of Aphrodite in the village of Kouklia, the Baths of Aphrodite and the Fountain of Love in Latchi.

The Apostle Paul preached the word of God in Paphos. In 51 BC. e. the famous orator Mark Tullius Cicero, who was the proconsul of Cyprus, lived in the city. Paphos is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

The international airport is located nearby.

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was born on the beach of Petra tou Romiou (“Romean Rock”), located 15 km east of Paphos, who emerged from the sea foam. Most of the places in the city are associated with the name of the goddess. The most famous among them are the Rock of Aphrodite, the Temple of Aphrodite in the village of Kouklia, the Baths of Aphrodite and the Fountain of Love in Latchi.

The city is divided into two parts - Kato Paphos (Lower Paphos), also called Nea Paphos (New Paphos), and Pano Paphos (Upper Paphos), also called Ktima. Ktima is, in fact, the city center, where most of the city's administrative buildings are located. The lower town (Kato Paphos) stretches along the coast, where most of the sights, hotels, many souvenir shops, bars, restaurants and discos are located.

Petra tou Romiou (Greek: Πέτρα του Ρωμιού - "Rock of the Romans")
Promenade of Paphos
The Tombs of the Kings (Greek: Τάφοι των Βασιλέων)
Paphos Castle (Greek: Κάστρο της Πάφου)
Church of the Icon of the Mother of God Chrysopolitissa
View of the old lighthouse in Paphos Archaeological Park
An overturned ship lies on the seashore. Shipwreck
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