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About Paphos, Greece
The capital of the Paphos District, Paphos is located on the Mediterranean coast of southwest Cyprus, about 50km west of Limassol. It is 10km from Paphos International Airport, the country's second-biggest airport, after Larnaca International Airport. Contemporary Paphos represents what is ancient times was called New Paphos. Old Paphos is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Indeed, Old Paphos served as the foremost site for worshiping Aphrodite in the ancient world.
Paphos served as the capital of Cyprus during Greco-Roman times, and it is famous for its Roman governor's palace, home to a large number of exquisite mosaics. Unsurprisingly, Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rent a car in Paphos and enjoy a subtropical Mediterranean climate, perfect for touring the island's stunning scenery and exceptional heritage.
Paphos was chosen as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, in partnership with Aarhus, Denmark.