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Paphos Travel Guide

Paphos Local History

The city of Paphos is located on the southwest coast of the island and dates from 1400 BC. Local legend has it that the city is built on the spot where the Greek Goddess of Love Aphrodite, was born.

In Roman times, the city was the capital of the island and the city retains many connections to this period. There was a devastating earthquake in the 4th century and over the following centuries the city survived and endured numerous foreign incursions and raids.

Today, Paphos is a popular seaside resort that is prospering from tourism and the resulting improvements in its infrastructure.

Paphos Attractions

Top Attractions

Tombs of the Kings These tombs bear a strong resemblance to Egyptian tombs carved out of solid rock with pillars and frescoed walls. Open daily from 8am to 5pm (7.30pm in summer).

Catacombs Carved into Fabrica hill in the 4th century BC, the catacombs were used by the early Christians as chapels. Some graphiti still exists from 13th century Crusaders. It is advisable to take a torch to explore the catacombs.

Baths of Aphrodite This is a natural feature on the Akamas Peninsula about 40km north of the town. Legend states that Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of, used to take her baths here.

Players Pub (Just up from McDonalds) For great drinks and a great atmostphere, friendly service , top tunes and a laugh guaranteed. Oh and should maybe mention they show every sporting event going, different matches on different TVs so everybodys happy !
submitted by R : ), 03/11/08

Flairs Definitely the best club in Paphos! 2 for 1 all night on drinks and the staff are amazing! (Rather fit some of them are to). I had the best time for two weeks going there constantly, drinking, sitting in VIP area, dancing on the bar... Anyway, make sure you go to Flairs if you want a great night out=d
submitted by Sophii=], 21/10/08

TC's Bar and California Beach Bar 2 different styles, one with real rock, and great people, the second crazy cocktails, and ambiance!! I miss you all!!!
submitted by Mélody, 08/10/08

The Rugby Arms Found this absolute gem in 2007. We normally avoid"English Pubs", "Irish Bars" etc. like the plague, but we found the owners so friendly and the food so good that I can see this becoming our regular holiday haunt.
submitted by Brian Stevens, 25/04/08

The Windmill Restaurant For eating you have to go to the windmill restaurant is only a few meters away from the pedestrian street passing the fountain opposite the Anglican Church in Paphos. They have set menus with 3 course dinner for a very good price. The food is lovely and the owner is so friendly. Restaurant was recommended by Sunday times and sky TV. their meze is excellent but couldn't finish it they were so many things to eat. The food is perfect. They also serve vegetarian dishes. Our favourite meal was the pepper steak and the chicken pikatina. Don't miss the lemon pancake and special coffee. It's worth to try it.
submitted by Pam, 18/03/08

The Rugby Arms On Ikarou Street. Friendly bar with great English hosts Graham and Jeanette. Monster breakfast and great meals, plus all major sporting events on the TV. Highly recommended - especially if you are a Rugby Union or League fan.
submitted by Ian, 05/02/08

Californina Can't wait to come back!! Summer 2008 beware!! Cali is the place to be
submitted by Rachael, 23/11/07

Flairs Had the best holiday ever in Paphos. We met a big group of boys at our hotel, the Mayfair, and were with them most nights. Made friends with a few reps...Perran and Dale at Flairs (the best bar in Bar Street!!) High Five!! Bar Street is amazing, especially Flairs, Bubbles, California and Rainbow. We met DJ Luck & MC Neat in Rainbow, and stayed there till closing every night. Drink is so cheap, and we got free entry, cocktails and shots in most bars. would DEFINITELY go again, really didn't want to come home. The weather was amazing and the atmosphere was so chilled....Best Holiday ever!
submitted by Anna, Becci, Ellis, Fi, Hannah, Laura & Lucy., 09/11/07

Flairs!!! Me and my friends loved Paphos. Flairs is the place to be in Bar street when you want a good laugh and a boogie. We liked it so much we're even going back in September! Can't beleive I'm home from here, actually gutted but it was so good. It's buy one get one free in Flairs all night. The staff are realy nice. We did try Woodys, and Bubbles, California and all the other pubs and that in the street but they were never as good as Flairs. The staff are really nice in here and dont haslle you as much to come in as they do in all the other clubs. Also, after Flairs shut, you should head up to Rainbows Nicht club, which is literally 2 seconds away. I met loads of friends and would recommend Paphos and Flairs to everyone. We ate out every night, we went to a place called Friends one night for dinner, was really nice so went back the next night, but BEWARE, we saw a mouse run right from the kitchen door, so I wouln't go back there. Over All, I had a great time, and so did everyone else I knew and met. Can't wait to go back and see all my buddies I met in Flairs and just gotta say: Go to Flairs's Great!
submitted by Chloe, 09/11/07

California Beach Bar Simply the best... Great music, good vibes around...
submitted by Marcin, 18/10/07

Woodyz The best bar in bar street in Pafos.. My best holidays...night life is in Pafos with the staff of Woodyz bar...
submitted by Ella, 02/10/07

Black and White Best bar in Paphos, great atmosphere, great music and sexy men (Alex) lol loved it!!!
submitted by Ashleigh, 18/09/07

Calies Bar If you Heading down to Paphos for a late Summer YOU Need to go to the California Beach Bar , Great Vibe from Nickita the Man behind the Bar who knows what drinks to get you up on Tables and shake that ass haha Loved the Drinks. But I would like to Say to the DJ's Josh and Dario Keep up the rocking tunes Awesome Remixs, your music is by far the Best in Paphos (Just wished you guys play more rocking house) But to the Calies Crew Us Girls think your all hot!!! and you guys made ur holiday See you Next Year xxxx
submitted by Stacy, Trish, Emma, Rebecca, 10/08/07

California Beach Bar Wicked Vibe, love the crazy Bartender with his fire and by far the best music mixed up by the Cute DJ Josh. A must visit for anyone going to Paphos
submitted by Gemma, 30/07/07

California Bar The best bar by far! DJ Joshy is the best!! And if the the Primark lass can get in touch, that'd be even better. ;-)
submitted by Naj, 14/07/07

The Square Bar and Bistro, Tala definately the BEST food i have eaten in the Paphos region of Cyprus after numerous visits to the island. The Sunday lunches are absolutely fantastic but you do need to book well in advance, the staff are great too. I would recommend this for everyones catering needs the menu is fantastic.Also fab views try it you will love it, we will definately be there again this summer, (Tip: try the chicken rusticana, unbelieveable).
submitted by Kris, 05/06/07

California Beach Bar Wow...what can i say... by far the best bar on the strip this year...New renovations,and what an atmosphere. The only bar i went to that actually had decent music and knew how to mix it up.. Had me going crzy all night long.. Thanx for making my holiday Cali Crew :) A must stop for anyone heading to pafos this year..
submitted by Tamzyn, 20/05/07

Caly Bar!! I you wanna feel like u on holiday go there surrounded by palm trees outside bar lights music and loads of different people, definitely 1 stop to make!
submitted by Alison, 07/05/07

California Beach Bar Wow! New renovations on outside bar! Definitely new place to go!!
submitted by Bronwyn, 04/05/07

TheBestBarsInBarStreet......X As locals we can highly reccomend our favourite bars being blues brothers flairs bubbles and blak and white reason being all the owners are friendly cheap drinks nice staff and take care of their customers playin the best music :P:P xxxxx
submitted by D&S, 23/04/07

California Beach Bar Definately one ov my best holidays! Friendly staff and sexy Dj!!
submitted by Patricia, 20/04/07

All About Black And White Bar Just recently went to Paphos for a week and spent New Years Eve in Black and White bar! The atmosphere and the people were amazing! We definitely took advantage of the great deals they had. Will definitely be going back there for 2008. Watch this space..........
submitted by Lauren, 14/02/07

The Pelican Such a Really freindly Family Run Resturant With Real Life Pelican's At the entrance,who are realy freindly
submitted by John Laidlaw, 15/12/06

California The best bar in all of Paphos... Great atmosphere and staff... And the music rocks... a must for anyone travelling down bar street.....
submitted by Kats, 22/11/06

Blues Brotherz Excellent staff with a great DJs. Great atmosphere....Great for a good night out!!!
submitted by Gizz, 06/11/06

California Bar By far the best bar on Bar Street!!! Always playin the best RnB/Funky house tunes around and yes its true ladies....The staff are tasty,keep an eye out for Luke! Great drinks make sure you sample the cocktails.
submitted by Jemma, 10/10/06

Flairs Flairs is the best bar on bar street, has the friendliest staff by far!! Very cheap night out when you have 2 for 1 all the time!! Also loved dancing on that bar!! ha!
submitted by Claire, 06/10/06

California Beach Bar Best place on bar street. Been going there for years. Everyone is so friendly and the music is the best!!!!!! Also has the hottest staff!
submitted by Elia, 14/09/06

Thomas Jungkle Tavern On the Tomb of the Kings road, just opposite a leather shop. Fantastic friendly place, we were made most welcome. The breakfast was great and tremendous value at 1.50! Pint of Keo out of the midday sun - priceless!
submitted by Ian, 24/08/06

California Beach Great nite, top staff and top tunes. Berg I love you. haha
submitted by Fran, 14/08/06

California Load of hen parties!! Need I say more. Good atmosphere and always a good tune playing
submitted by Ryan, 08/08/06

California Bar What a vibe!!! The best music played and DJ can keep you up and on the dance floor all night!!! Staff very friendly and sexy!!
submitted by Sally, 08/08/06

California Beach Bar Definately the best place by far to go!!!!
submitted by Liza, 07/08/06

Bubbles Best bar ever! The bar men r gorgeous and totally make you feel special. They drag u in and practically force you to have a drink giving you offers and discounts. Definitely the best bar I have ever set foot in.
submitted by Nicole, 02/08/06

Chloes A chinese restaurant, absolutely gorgeous. Treat you so well and for two teenagers to walk in and be treated like royalty is very unusual!! Worth the money although not that expensive at all.
submitted by Hannah, 22/06/06

California beach Bar What can I say but.. Wow. By far the best and most recent music on bar street, nice atmosphere friendly and great staff. Would recommend it to anyone heading out to Pafos. Oh and the staff are well as most know by far the hottest, love those South Africans :P
submitted by Jenni, 17/06/06

Black and White Best place down bar street to go r 'n' b music sexy barman why not?
submitted by Steph, 03/05/06

Agios Georgios Lovely beach - almost like a swimming pool as it get deep very quickly. Right near a harbour bay so nice to walk around when it gets a bit hot. Stony beach and no good for diving in shallower parts as a bit murky but the further you go out the more you see ( I saw fish and eels!)
submitted by Jade, 20/04/06

Bubbles lovely bar- cheap drinks and tasty barmen! a hit!
submitted by Jade, 20/04/06

Black & White Owned by Alex and formally known as DIVA's, Black & White is the new and improved music bar ready to ROCK your world this summer! with Gaz the Dj playin the best RnB, Garage, Hip-Hop & House you'l want to dance all night long on the sky high poles, especially after drinkin Antonia's special cocktails, MMMmm, and with sexy servers Kirsty and Natalie who would give Black & White a miss?! NO ONE... so make sure you give us a visit and take advantage of drinks promotions and givaways!! XxX
submitted by Antonia, 08/03/06

Waterhole Friendly mad atmosphere, mix with locals and tourists. Probably the only bar on the street that doesn’t water down drinks!
submitted by Hanna, 02/02/06

Bubbles Boyz Best holiday ever! We had such a good time, especially every night in bubbles, the only place worth visiting down bar street. Drinks are good, music thumping and the staff is just fine and up for anything.
submitted by Carly & Backy, 23/11/05

Palermo Italian restaurant but serving an excellent range of other dishes at very reasonable prices.
submitted by H.K.Bramwell, 16/10/05

Good times Bar Went there at start of holiday and kept going back. Paris the 21 year old Cypriot owner has had the bar for 3 months and was very friendly and helpful during our 2 week stay and i feel that listing his bar is the least i can do in return. Food was excellent in taste and price and he has a well stocked and keenly priced bar at which you can have almost any drink you could think of. A large range of cocktails are also available, if he doesnt have the cocktail give him the details and he will make one for you. Certainly made our holiday a true pleasure.
submitted by Colin Watt, 13/10/05

Bubbles Great bar great atomosphere the 2 for 1 offer got me merry and the drinks free for kids a cheap night out with a good atmosphere
submitted by Ian Edwards, 09/10/05

Coral Bay Coral Bay is very good for children and teenagers, with loads of watersports - some terrifying as they fly into the air. The water is very safe, but one bad point is you have to walk everywhere in flip flops as the sand gets so so hot!!
submitted by Lizzzz, 29/08/05

Pavaroti Situated 2km away from the harbour in Paphos, Pavaroti has a great atmosphere very quiet with about six tables you have lots of space it is very romantic so recomended for couples although good for familys aswell the food is excellent italian food.
submitted by Lizzz, 29/08/05

Bubbles!!! Bubbles is the best bar in Paphos being open for the longest everyone knows of it, it really is as good as everyone says the waiters are aged between 14-30 and really good looking the PRS are very friendly and the drinks priced as normal. Highly recommended.
submitted by Lizzzz, 29/08/05

Woodyz Woodyz has a good atmosphere appealing to all ages and playing excellent music recommend to anyone who wants a great time out. The PRS are also very frendly
submitted by Lizzzzz, 29/08/05

Bubbles Bubbles is fab! The PAs and Barmen are sooooo friendly and i've definatly left with a few more mates! I recommend it to anyone that likes r'n'b and hip hop and a wicked night out!
submitted by Nicola, 26/08/05

California Beach Bar Amazing place to go, with a great atmosphere and very freindly staff. Great for a good night out!
submitted by Cathy, 03/08/05

Thomas's Jungle Bar On the Tomb of the Kings Road near the Damon Apts and Phuket Restaurant. Excellent friendly family bar with good entertainment. Good food at resonable prices.
submitted by Helen Pearson, 28/03/05

Paphos Shopping

You will find most of the shops and services on Pl. Kennedy.

Paphos Activities

Coral Bay Karting Just 15 minutes from Paphos this is an excellent option for all ages, with go-karts for adults and children on a 500m circuit. There is also a games center and a children's playground. Open daily from 10am to 11pm.

Paphos Beaches

Beach activities are well catered for in Paphos with jet skiing, diving, water skiing and paragliding readily available.

Paphos Restaurants and Bars

Cypriots cook with less oil than their Mediterranean neighbours. The cuisine is healthy apart from their love of syrup soaked pastries. All food is cooked fresh on a daily basis. The quality of fresh produce is excellent so why not try a local salad consisting of tomatoes, lettuce, olives, herbs, feta cheese and bell peppers.

Paphos Restaurants

Fat Mammas - For good hearty American, Itallian or Tex-Mex food, this place will take some beating. The staff is friendly, the portions are good and the prices are reasonable, children also love this place.

Koh I Nor - This place is really hard to find, so it would be a good idea to get directions before you go. The food is excellent though, so it is worth finding. The chicken Jalfrezi with garlic naan comes highly recommended.

The Raffles - Tombs of the Kings Avenue: A superb place with well-trained staff and an assortment of local dishes plus steaks and fish. There is a three course as well as a normal menu.

Paphos Bars & Clubs

Bubbles - Ag. Antoniou - Open from 10pm till late this place has a retro evening every Thursday with 70's and 80's hits, which is really popular.

Divas Music Bar - Bar Street - Excellent staff with a great DJ and decently priced drinks makes this place a great choice for a night out.

The Gallery - Bar Street - Situated in the back of Bubbles, this place hosts amazing foam and popcorn parties. It is a great place to go when the bars start to close, if you happen to be in Bubbles when it opens, entry is free.

Paphos children's activities

Coral Bay Karting Just 15 minutes from Paphos this is an excellent option for all ages, with go-karts for adults and children on a 500m circuit. There is also a games center and a children's playground. Open daily from 10am to 11pm.

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