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Paphos

(pā`fŏs), 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 B.C. New Paphos was 10 mi (16 km) to the northwest. An important seaport, it was the capital of Cyprus from the middle of the Hellenistic period until the time of Constantine.

Paphos

a village in SW Cyprus, near the sites of two ancient cities: famous as the centre of Aphrodite worship and traditionally the place at which she landed after her birth among the waves. Pop.: 32 575 (1992 est.)
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People in Paphos aren't as happy as the other towns as there is no master plan," said Kyriacos Kyriacou, the head of the 'Friends of Paphos Old Town'.
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On the west coast of the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos was the island''s capital for 600 years and its visible archaeological legacy has led to the whole town being placed on UNESCO''s World Heritage list.
Hailed as the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, Paphos is a picturesque town in the south-west of the island.
What makes Paphos so popular is its beautiful location.
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THE NOMINATIONS for the Paphos Hearts of Gold Award 2105 will close on Saturday morning and organisers of the event are urging the public to send in their nominations before it's too late.
TOMBS OF THE KINGS,Kato Paphos A large necropolis burial ground lying about 2km north-west of Paphos harbour and is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near Paphos and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea, their son was Paphos.
On the west coast of the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos was the island's capital for 600 years and its visible archaeological legacy has led to the whole town being placed on Unesco's World Heritage List.