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Q: Why Paphos?
We might be considered biased, as Paphos is our home, but from the 12th century fort that presides over the harbour to the town center with its colonial style buildings, there is something for everyone to love! Steeped in historical sites, such as the ancient mosaics (dated to the 2nd century BC), to the refreshingly modern architecture of its new buildings, travelling through Paphos feels like travelling through time.
Q: What is the weather like?
Cyprus, and therefore Paphos, has a subtropical/ Mediterranean climate. For most of the year the weather is warm and sunny. The average summer temperature is about 30C but can on occasion, during heat waves, climb to excess of 40C! In the winter, temperatures range from 14-18C during the day and as low as 7C at night. Summer typically lasts 8 months from April to November. The raining season starts in October and can last until May with the two wettest months being December and January. Snow tends to fall in the higher regions of the Troodos mountains, with occasional light snows as low as Tsada Village on the outskirts of Paphos.
Q: What is there to do in Paphos?
There is always plenty to do in Paphos. During the summer months, look out for the beach parties organised by various bars and clubs. Beer festivals and Rock and Blues Festivals usually take place in the shadow of the Harbour Castle. At the end of the summer, Ancient Greek Tragedies and Comedies are performed in the Ancient Odeon and sometimes even Shakespearean Plays (Othello is quite popular in Cyprus due to the fact that it is set on the island!). In the first week of September, the Aphrodite Festival organizes an opera which also takes place using the Castle as a backdrop. Easter time sees bonfires lit by all major churches as well as midnight firework displays. Paphos has been voted Capital of Culture 2017. As a result, over the course of the next few years, expect to see a lot of cultural events taking place in the city.
Q: What are some interesting places to visit?
Paphos, and Cyprus, in general is full of interesting places to see and visit. For some inspiration, look at our galleries here.
*If you manage to capture a stunning picture or discovered a place which we do not have on our galleries, please feel free to email us the photos. We will publish them online with full credits.
Q: How can I get around in Paphos?
Paphos, whilst smaller than the other Cypriot cities can still be difficult to navigate or travel across. From Yeroskipou to Peyia is roughly 20km, or 27 minutes travel time. Of course, the best and fastest way to travel is with a private car. If, however, you do not have access to one there are dozens of car hire places from which a rental car can be secured. We also offer this service, through major global companies, here. Alternatively, in 2008 Paphos introduced a new bus company that now services not just the main tourist attractions but also Paphos' many suburbs and other areas in the district. You can view more details on our buses and coaches pages from the general information section.
Q: Is my driving licence valid in Cyprus?
Cyprus recognises the validity of all European and many other countries drivers licences, as such you may drive on public roads in a road worthy vehicle for the class of vehicles you are approved for, so long as you have the appropriate insurance and MOT (if required). To exchange your current driving licence for a Cypriot licence you must have been a resident for six months or more.
Q: Where can I buy groceries in Paphos?
There are several large supermarkets in Paphos. You can view details our shopping page from the essential information section.