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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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This is another major project for the city and its residents and is part of a general aim to move Paphos forward," he said.
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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.
What makes Paphos so popular is its beautiful location.
Head of the Paphos municipality beaches committee, Nicos Simildes, told the Cyprus Mail that despite the government making an announcement last year that they would increase the number of months lifeguards work on the islands beaches, nothing has yet been implemented.
APHRODITE'S ROCK, off shore alongmain road from Paphos to Limassol Named after the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, the rock located between Limassol and Paphos is believed to be sacred.
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.
Paphos municipality made over e1/4610,000 from civil marriage ceremonies during 2017, it emerged on Tuesday.
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