Paphos Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. Near Palaepaphos (Old Paphos) at the seaside of Petra tou Romiou is the modern mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and the founding myth is interwoven with the goddess at every level, so that Old Paphos became the most famous and important place for worshipping Aphrodite in the ancient world. In Greco-Roman times, Paphos was the island's capital, and it is well known for the remains of the Roman governor's palace, where extensive, fine mosaics are a major tourist attraction. Paul the Apostle visited the town during the first century AD. The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage. Hellenistic mosaics discovered close to the city of Paphos depicting Dionysos, god of wine. Paphos enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island. Paphos has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.
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The construction of the theatre dates to the founding of the city Pafos
The Theatre is located in the northeastern part of the ancient city, on the slopes of the so-called “Fabrica” hill.
According to mythology, Aphrodite used to bathe.
The “Baths of Aphrodite” is an area in the Akamas between Polis and Cape Arnaouti.
According to one legend, this rock is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite
Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock) as the birthplace of Aphrodite, makes it a popular tourist location
High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.
Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC.
An idyllic scenery, drowned in greenery, has been created around the river Kremmiotis, which is “visited” by many birds.