Paphos Tourism

The entirety of this Mediterranean city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for it’s immense historical, archaeological and mythical significance. It’s primarily renowned as the birthplace of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and its citizens are said to be the descendants of Aphrodite and Adonis. Furthermore the city is famed for it’s extremely well preserved ruins from Roman times. Its surroundings are almost spiritual, with miles and miles of sandy beaches, tranquil monasteries in the mountains and a very friendly people. Paphos is divided into two parts, the inner commercial town and the tourist centric Kato Paphos area closer to the sea. The shopping (which is nothing too noteworthy) is more intensive in the commercial half of town. The city does not have much to offer its visitors in terms of cuisine, but one can always venture out to one of the local villages for proper Cypriot food and atmosphere.

Essential travel information and Paphos tips for your visit

Do’s

  • Wait to begin eating till after the host does.
  • Be highly respectful of authority and elders.
  • Avoid direct and blunt confrontation.
  • Confine beachwear to the beach
  • Tip the waiters

Don’t

  • Don’t hire a car online. Rent it locally.
  • Don’t leave anything on your place while eating.
  • Don’t dress too casually if you’re entering religious territory.
  • Don’t forget to always carry water and sunscreen of you need it.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Paphos

  • Know the pollution level of Paphos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.5 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Paphos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Paphos.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 26.79 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.33 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.92 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Paphos is 158.12 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.07 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.44 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 57.77 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.19 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.44 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Paphos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.61 USD

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