An air of romance and history carries through the naturally abundant and culturally rich region of Pafos (Paphos).
Paphos, a popular coastal town in the southwest of Cyprus offers residence and visitors spectacular scenery in some of Cyprus's nicest beaches. Though the current inhabited city is New Paphos, there were two Cypriot locations called Paphos in ancient times: Old Paphos and New Paphos or Pano (up) Paphos and Kato (down) Paphos. A well liked tourist destination, Paphos is home to beautiful beaches, white washed villas and its attractive harbour lined with bright fishing boats and restaurants. Paphos offers magnificent history, culture and architecture.
Comprised of its old and new towns, rural villages and picturesque resorts, the region is home to some of the most stunning areas of natural beauty on the island, whilst its many archaeological sites are historically invaluable, with Katos Pafos declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a whole.
Centered around the quaint harbour and impressive Medieval Castle, Pafos’ environs then stretch to incorporate the tourist resort of Polis Chrysochous. The pretty and tranquil area - known simply as ‘Polis’ - has expanded to become a sub-district in its own right, and encompasses the beautiful Akamas National Park, Lara beach - which is a breeding site for turtles, and the traditional fishing shelter of Latchi.
Whilst visiting the area, pass by the Baths of Aphrodite, which is located near Polis. Greek mythology tells that the Goddess of Love and Beauty bathed here, and it is one of the enticing sites in the region that trace her story. Her connection with Cyprus begins at the landmark rock formation of Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock/birthplace), where she rose from the waves. From there, make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia.
Further out, the monastery of Agios Neofytos is located in a secluded valley, and was founded by the Cypriot ascetic Saint Neofytos around 1200. The monastery of Panagia Chrysorogiatissa, next to Panagia village, is also significant for its well-preserved buildings dating back to 18th century.
Nestled within Pafos Forest is the breathtaking mountain locality of Cedar Valley. The area is crossed by a country road that unfolds into Stavros tis Psokas, an additional mountain locality that is home to the rare and shy Mouflon (Ovis gmelini ophion).
A myriad of outdoor pursuits can also be enjoyed, further enhanced by religious monuments, wineries and museums, making the Pafos region a haven of nature and culture.
As well as being a great holiday and second home destination, Thanks to the town's rich history ,property in Paphos is varied and diverse with something to be found no matter what your taste
Some of the Reasons why purchasing in Paphos:
- A new marina under development.
- 4 Golf courses.
- New International airport.
- The islands most visited tourist destination.
- Great Climate: Mild winters & Cool Summers.
- Safe & Sandy Blue flag beaches.
- A picturesque harbour with a truly Mediterranean feel.
- High European Standard of living.
- Cosmopolitan lifestyle.
- Excellent medical care.
- Traditional restaurants & Tavernas with a variety of cafes, bars and night clubs.