Top 5 tips for first-timers visiting Paphos

Paphos, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, is a gem on the southwestern coast of Cyprus that beckons travellers from around the world. If you’re a first-timer planning on visiting Paphos and exploring its captivating city, at Constantinou Bros Hotels, we’ve compiled a list of the top five experiences and tips to ensure you make the most of your visit. Feel free to reach out to our guest services for arranging an excursion, or for renting a car to explore the charming surroundings at your own pace.


1. Unveil Ancient Wonders

Paphos is steeped in history, and exploring its archaeological wonders is a must. If you are visiting Paphos, begin your journey at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Kato Paphos. Marvel at the intricate mosaics in the Houses of Dionysus, Theseus, and Aion, showcasing ancient tales and myths. To enhance your experience, consider hiring a local guide to bring these ancient stones to life with fascinating stories.

For more insights into the city’s rich history, check out the Paphos Archaeological Museum, where artefacts from the Neolithic to the Mediaeval period are on display. Immerse yourself in the city’s past to truly appreciate its present.


2. Roam the Old Town’s Charms

When visiting Paphos don’t miss out on Paphos Old Town’s delightful maze of narrow streets, traditional houses, and charming local shops. Wander through the winding alleys to discover hidden gems like the municipal market, where you can sample local delicacies and engage with friendly vendors.

Don’t forget to explore the mediaeval Paphos Castle perched on the harbour, offering breathtaking views of the coastline. To make the most of your Old Town exploration, consider a walking tour led for insider tips and stories about the city’s transformation over the centuries.


3. Embrace Nature’s Beauty

Aerial Bird’s eye view of Petra tou Romiou, aka Aphrodite’s rock a famous tourist travel destination landmark in Paphos, Cyprus. The sea bay of goddess Afroditi birthplace at sunset from above.

Paphos boasts not only cultural treasures but also stunning natural landscapes. When visiting  Paphos, head to the Akamas Peninsula, a nature reserve teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Whether you choose to hike, bike, or take a boat tour along the Akamas coastline, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and the chance to connect with nature.

For a unique experience, visit the fabled coastal spot that is known to be the birthplace of Aphrodite as well as the Baths of Aphrodite, where, according to mythology, the goddess of love used to bathe. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and witness the magic that has inspired poets and artists for centuries.


4. Savour Local Delicacies

No visit to Paphos is complete without indulging in the local cuisine. To do this, you could venture into traditional tavernas and sample dishes like sheftalia, afelia and halloumi cheese.

Explore the Agora, a bustling square filled with authentic eateries offering a gastronomic journey through Cypriot flavours. For a culinary adventure, consider joining a food tour that will guide you through Paphos’s culinary hotspots, allowing you to savour the best of local specialties.

Alternatively, if you are staying at one of our hotels you will surely try not only local cuisine but also many international favourites in stunning dining settings. What’s even more is that we occasionally showcase culinary art against a beautiful beachfront backdrop.


5. Embracing the Sunset Magic

Paphos’s sunsets are legendary, and witnessing the sun dip below the horizon is an experience not to be missed. Head to the Paphos Harbor or the Medieval Castle to capture the mesmerising hues of the sky as the day transitions into night.

To elevate your sunset experience, consider taking a sunset cruise along the coastline, providing a unique and exhilarating perspective of Paphos bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun.

By following these top five tips, you’ll embark on a journey that captures the essence of this enchanting city, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Paphos is a destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, nature, and culinary delights. When visiting, consider a stay at our collection of the best hotels Paphos, Cyprus. All four are situated on gorgeous sandy beaches and conveniently close to archaeological sites of interest, local restaurants, bars and shops. All of our rooms & suites are elegant, spacious, bright, super comfortable, tastefully decorated and enjoy splendid views.


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