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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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Visit the Roman mosaics in Pafos, below, or be brave and swim around Aphrodite's rock
Pafos is a fabulous break in the sun ( with or without children
Between Pafos and Pissouri, don't forget to come off the motorway at Petra tou Romiou - Aphrodite's Rock - and take a picture of the missus emerging from the sea, just like the goddess herself.
In the final game of the group, two sides that have improved considerably in recent weeks, Nea Salamina and Pafos FC, clash at the Ammochostos stadium.
Speaking during the festival's annual Press Conference, Paphos Mayor and President of the company's Board of Directors, Fedonas Fedonos said: "For a 17th year running, thanks to the support of the music loving audience of Cyprus and its foreign visitors who have embraced the Pafos Aphrodite Festival, the enchanting area of the Pafos Medieval Castle will become a focal point of culture without boundaries.
Also in Pafos, at Ledra Beach 192 of the hotel's rooms underwent redecoration earlier this year with the addition of six specially designed honeymoon rooms, now during the winter a second phase of works will take place to renovate the remaining 78 rooms, the corridors and the main restaurant.
Kerry Katona with her pal on a good night out in Pafos, Cyprus
Palmera Properties Coventry (PPC), in Coundon, is spearheading the development of apartments, villas and bungalows in Pafos, a Mediterranean resort.
The impressive preserved Pafos mosaics at the Villa of Dionysos are also not to be missed, as well as the Baths of Aphrodite, near the quaint fishing village of Latchi.
Elsewhere, Anorthosis moved three points clear of AEK following a narrow 1-0 win over AEL and AEK's draw against Pafos FC.
STEVEN PRESSLEY is set to return to management with Pafos in Cyprus.