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  Paphos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paphos, usually written Paphos or Paphus in English, (Ancient Greek: Πάφος; Modern Greek: Πάφος, Páfos; Latin: Paphus, and for a time, Augusta; Turkish: Baf, formerly Baffa) is a coastal town in the southwest of Cyprus.
Even the town's name is linked to the goddess, as Paphos was the name of the mythological son of Pygmalion and his statue, which was brought to life by the goddess.
Paphos is the birthplace of Marios Joannou Elia, an internationally famous composer.
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 PAPHOS - LoveToKnow Article on PAPHOS
Paphos was believed to have been founded either by the Arcadian Agapenor, returning from the Trojan War (c.
In Hellenic times the kingdom of Paphos was only second to Salamis in extent and influence, and bordered on those of Soli and Curium.
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 Cyprus Island - Information - Areas - Paphos
Paphos became the capital of Cyprus under the successors of Alexander the Great - the Ptolemies and in those days its harbor was a busy, thriving port.
It was on Paphos shoreline that the mythological Goddess Aphrodite was born - a legend that spawned a massive wave of cult worship from neighboring countries that lasted several centuries.
Paphos has an air of holiday charm combined with history, and older-day elegance is lent to the town by its classical style buildings in the upper part of town, which leads to the shopping area.
www.cyprusisland.com /01_Information/paphos.htm   (700 words)

  
 Paphos
The growth of New Paphos brought with it the decline of the old city, which was also ruined by successive earthquakes.
But the chief glory of Paphos and the source of its fame was the local cult, of which the kings and their descendants remained hereditary priests down to the Roman seizure of Cyprus.
The goddess, identified with the Greek Aphrodite, who was said to have risen from the sea at Paphos, was in reality a Nature-goddess, closely resembling the Babylonian Ishtar and the Phoenician Astarte, a native deity of Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands.
holycall.com /biblemaps/paphos.htm   (1055 words)

  
 Cyprus The Villa Co - Paphos / Papfos
Paphos is situated on the southwest of the Island, 90 miles from the capital Nicosia, 90 miles southwest of Larnaca.
Paphos is believed to be the birth place of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and is a popular resort destination ideal for families.
Paphos is rich in ancient sites, dating back to the the Roman ages, among them the House of Dionysos and the Villa of Theseus, with beautiful mosaic floors, and the Tombs of the Kings.
www.cyprusfirst.com /paphos.asp   (1089 words)

  
 Paphos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bob, usually written Paphos in English, (Greek: Πάφος, Páfos; Turkish: Baf) is a coastal town in the south-west of Cyprus.
Paphos is the birthplace of Rauf Denktaş, the long-serving leader of the Turkish Cypriot community of Cyprus and Marios Joannou Elia, a Cypriot internationally famous composer.
The most successfull team of Paphos, is the volley ball club of the town, Pafiakos, which has been Champion of Cyprus twice (last in 2004).Dionysos, a volley ball team from Stroumbi, a village of Paphos, plays in First Division as well.
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 Paphos District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paphos District is one of the six districts of Cyprus and it is situated in the western part of Cyprus.
The entire district is controlled by the internationally recognized government of Cyprus.
There are four municipalities in Paphos District; Paphos, Yeroskipou, Peyia, and Polis Chrysochous.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paphos_District   (185 words)

  
 Paphos travel guide - Wikitravel
Paphos (Πάφος, also Pafos) is a small town at the southwestern tip of Cyprus, between the coast and the Troodos Mountains.
Paphos is renowned as the birthplace of Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Paphos Fort, at the tip of the marina, is a squat box with a colourful history as a fort and prison under many administrators.
wikitravel.org /en/Paphos   (836 words)

  
 paphos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Paphos, a small charming harbour town, on the west of the island, which has been, during certain times in antiquity, the capital of Cyprus, has a history which goes back literally thousands of years, and has always attracted visitors from the rest of the island and abroad.
Bordered by a lovely coastline, the Paphos area has charming villages in its mountains, here life has gone unchanged over the years, where the customs and traditions of the country have been kept alivc because that is ow it has always been.
Kato Paphos Originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour, it was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, then dismantled by the Venetians in 1570, who found themselves unable to defend it against the Ottomans, who in their turn restored and strengthened it after they captured the island.
www.cosmosnet.net /azias/cyprus/paphos.html   (631 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Paphos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PAPHOS [Paphos], two ancient cities, SW Cyprus, on the coast.
Old Paphos was probably founded in the Mycenaean period by colonists from Greece or Phoenicia.
Modern excavations have revealed ruins dating from 3000 BC New Paphos was 10 mi (16 km) to the northwest.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Paphos.asp   (183 words)

  
 Paphos - Discover beautiful Paphos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nea Paphos, or New Paphos, is the name given to the sprawling archaeological site that occupies the western segment of Kato Paphos, north of the harbour and west of Leoforos Apostolou Pavlou.
This is the ancient city of Paphos which was founded in the late 4th century BC when Cyprus was part of the kingdom of the Ptolemies, the Graeco-Macedonian rulers of Egypt whose capital was in Alexandria.
Paphos' second most popular attraction is an impressive collection of intricate and colourful mosaics in the southern sector of the archaeological park immediately to the south of the Agora.
www.cntraveller.com /Guides/Cyprus/Paphos/Default.aspx?Page=3   (501 words)

  
 Holiday Apartment for rent Kissonerga Paphos Cyprus
The apartment is in a small complex in the quiet village of Kissonerga, near the popular town of Paphos.
There is a bus service through the village connecting it to Paphos but to get the best from a holiday on the island, a car is desirable and this can be booked at the same time as booking the apartment.
The area is steeped in history, and the Tombs of the Kings, Aphrodite's Birthplace and the mosaics of Dyonisis are all close by.
www.paphos-cyprus-apartment.com   (314 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Paphos
There were two towns of this name, Old Paphos which owed its renown to the Phœnician goddess Astarte, as represented by a sacred stone or bætylus, and now identified with Kouklia, on the right bank of the Diorizo; and New Paphos, located at the village of Baffo, over nine miles distant from the former.
Baffo is a miserable village, the larger portion of its population living at Ktima half a league away.
In the Middle Ages the Latin Diocese of Paphos was dependent on the Archdiocese of Nicosia.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11457b.htm   (363 words)

  
 Search results - smedia
Once inside the ROMAN HOTEL,you wil be stunned, as you are immersed in centuries of Greek history and Mythology.Resembling a Greek palace, the museum-like interior has to be seen to be believed.
The KING’S HOTEL is a small 2-star family hotel situated in Kato Paphos on the Tombs of the King’s Road, near numerous archaeological places of interest, such as the Tombs of the Kings, Catacombs...
A small hotel may have all the charm in the world, yet what the discerning guest will sometimes miss is the variety of experience to make the holiday an unforgettable pleasure.
www.bookings.net /searchresults.html?aid=301170;city=-2738671   (377 words)

  
 Virtual Tour of Cyprus, Paphos
Many ancient sites surround Paphos located on the Western coast of Cyprus.
Paphos has grown in the last few years to become one of the most popular resorts in Cyprus.
Waterside restaurants and souvenir shops surrounding the small harbour with its Fort is one of Paphos major attraction.
www.angelfire.com /nj/kypros/paphos.html   (209 words)

  
 Cyprus: Paphos
Context: Paphos was one of the larger cities on Cyprus.
Situated on the island's western end, it was the Roman administrative center for Cyprus.
Among the deities worshiped at Paphos was Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
www.luthersem.edu /ckoester/Paul/Journey1/Paphos.htm   (80 words)

  
 Paphos Amathus Hotel. Cyprus. Paphos. 40% discount
The Paphos Amathus Beach Hotel is having a very good location, driving up to the hotel you will enjoy the wonderful view of the avenue.
All the wonderful 257 rooms at the Paphos Amathus Hotel in Paphos are furnished according to the highest standards and are appointed with a balcony or verandah, bathroom, telephone, mini-bar, hairdryer, air-conditioning, TV and a small safe for documents.
The Paphos Amathus Hotel's restaurants are proud of their exceptional dishes.
www.cyprushotels.org.uk /paphosam.shtml   (341 words)

  
 Thomson.co.uk - Resort Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The area by the coast is known as Kato Paphos and boasts a pretty little harbour and plenty of open-air cafés and bars.
Further inland is the old town of Paphos, known by the locals as Ktima.
We stayed at the hotel atlantica golden beach in paphos, fantastic hotel the staff made our holiday, nothing was to mutch trouble, food was great, rooms cleaned daily.
www.thomsonbeach.co.uk /th/beach/viewSelectedResort.do?resortCode=000799&destinationCode=001443&brochureCode=TH01   (948 words)

  
 Almyra Hotel (ex.Paphos Beach Hotel). Cyprus. 40% discount
Situation is the same as of the Annabelle Hotel, in few minutes from the historical center of the town.
The Almyra Hotel, Paphos has 143 bedrooms, most of which have a sea view and 32 Studio Suites and 20 Bungalows, all with sea view.
Recreational facilities at the Almyra Hotel, Paphos include: a swimming pool which (heated in Winter), sunbathing terraces - sun beds and parasols free of charge, sauna, Jacuzzi, shopping arcade, hairdressing salon and TV room.
www.cyprushotels.org.uk /paphosbeach.shtml   (539 words)

  
 Hotels in Paphos, Cyprus
Situated on 500 metres of natural sandy beach close to the town of Paphos, the 5-star Coral Beach Hotel and Resort offers absolute relaxation and spectacular sunsets.
An exceptional and popular hotel situated in the heart of Kato Paphos across the road from the beach, close to shops, restaurants and places of interest.
Paphos is the capital of the west and positively teeming with history.
www.bookings.net /city/cy/paphos.jp.html?aid=304992   (265 words)

  
 Paphos Flights: Cheap flights to Paphos, South Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to legend, it was on the Paphos shoreline that Aphrodite, Goddess of love, arose from the crashing waves and the rock marking her birthplace became a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
For a great family day out, head down to Paphos Aquarium, where both Mediterranean and tropical species (including crocodiles) can be seen in the 72 environmentally-friendly tanks.
The tombs are still on the outskirts of the town as they were nearly two and a half millenia ago but are now open to the curious tourist to poke about in.
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Europe/Cyprus/South-Cyprus/Paphos/Paphos--Flight.html   (517 words)

  
 Paphos Accommodation
All Paphos hotels and apartment hotels are located in Lower Paphos and are very close to one another.
The Mayfair is situated in a quiet part of the tourist area of Paphos.
The Azia Beach Hotel is situated directly by the shore of the blue Mediterranean Sea of Paphos, in one of the most desirable locations of the island.
www.world66.com /asia/middleeast/cyprus/paphos/accommodation   (743 words)

  
 Paphos - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age.
In ancient times it was known for its Aphrodite-cult: the Myceneans - the rulers of Cyprus at the time - erected temples for this fertility goddess.
Modern Paphos is a beach resort as there are so many in the Mediterranean.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/paphos.html   (296 words)

  
 Paphos-Holidays.com a site to find your holiday accommodation.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The voltage in Cyprus is 240V A C throughout the island and sockets and socket outlets are of the flat three pin type (as U.K.).
One is at Larnaca and a second into Paphos.
Shops in Kato Paphos (the tourist area) generally open all day, every day in the summer season.
www.paphos-holidays.com /Information.html   (211 words)

  
 King Alexander villas - Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These 2 and 3 bedroom villas, all having excellent view of the blue sea of Paphos can be rented on a weekly basis.
King Alexander Complex at Paphos, Cyprus constructed recently is a modern complex of 37 luxury villas sharing beautifully laid out gardens and a swimming pool.
Kato Paphos the main tourist area is 4 miles east of the villas.
www.kingalexandervillas.com   (161 words)

  
 Flights to Paphos: UK flight information for Paphos,Cyprus
Charter flights to Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus from the UK Charter flights to Paphos from the UK run mainly to provide transport for package holidays, excess seats are sold off on a flight only basis.
Once the capital of Cyprus, and situated on the south west coast of the island, this lush and colourful resort is always popular with holidaymakers.
The market held In Old Paphos, also accompanies the historical sites, whereas the increasingly modern district of Kato Paphos offers fantastic Greek food in its tavernas, cafés and bars.
www.charterflights.co.uk /flights/cyprus/paphos   (405 words)

  
 Paphos hotels, CYPRUS hotels, Mediterranean Resort hotels - Dilos Holiday World
Whatever your Paphos Hotel accommodation requirements, for business or pleasure, you will find a majestic destination which meets your expectations.
Paphos is the ancient capital of Cyprus, the place where the Godess of Love and beauty emerged from the sea.
The whole city is nothing less than an open museum full of treasures coming out of time.
www.dilos.com /location/hotels/1032   (201 words)

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