Paphos property maintains its attraction due to the great all year round climate. Over the years some of the most popular places for people to buy property in Paphos have been Kato Paphos, Coral Bay, Peyia and Tala. Paphos stills remains one of the most popular places in Cyprus for Europeans to holiday and buy overseas property, with its own airport as well as easy access to the new international terminal at Larnaca, only an hour away
During the GrecoRoman times, Paphos was the capital of Cyprus and dates from 1400 BC. Split into two sections, Ktima is the main residential area while Kato Paphos is the main district for holiday makers. Paphos is hugely popular with tourists, and most of the citys inhabitants work in the Cyprus tourism sector in one way or another.
In Greco-Roman times Paphos was the island's capital. Its attractions are numerous as it is full of ancient wonders and historical sites such as the beautiful mosaic floors in in the Houses of Dionysos, the stunning old harbour with Paphos Castle, originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect it, the Tombs of the Kings, St. Pauls Pillar, the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty.
Paphos is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite and she is said to have come out of the water at Petra tou Romiou. She bathed at Aphrodite's Bath which is also well worth a visit.
The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
The apostle Paul of Tarsus visited the town during the first century.
Paphos now has modern hotels and restaurants situated along the seaside promenade to compliment your stay.
Of course, staying in Paphos means youre close to so many historical sites, with the fascinating Tomb of the Kings dating back to 300 B.C, various churches from the 12th and 13th centuries, and the Pafos Medieval Fort among many others. And as Paphos is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the rich history and awe-inspiring surroundings are protected.
As well as foreign visitors, Paphos is the number one destination for Cypriots to take their holidays. Often driving down from Nicsoia to enjoy the relaxing Paphos beaches and of the Nicosia folk are prepared to drive all the way to Paphos, then thats all you need to know about the area, bars and restaurants. For many Nicosia residence there is nowhere they would rather spend relax than in Paphos. In fact here at Buy abroad we get just as many enquires for property in Paphos from native Cypriots as we do from other European countries
The beautiful beach of Coral Bay, with its soft sand and clear blue water, makes for a relaxing and pleasant day by the sea, and there are plenty of water sports to try out too.
A recommendation for anyone visiting Coral Bay is a trip to the famous Phideas Tavern. Bring a tea towel along with you with some sort of local design on it as the owner collects them from all around the world and will add yours to the many hundreds he already has. The food offered is various Cypriot dishes, from salads and cheese to grilled meats and sausages. Its an experience you wont forget in a hurry.
Allow a day to visit the Aphrodite Water Park one of the best attractions in Paphos. Fun for all the family - be prepared to get wet and have lots of fun!