You will get acquainted with the ancient capital of Cyprus, a city filled with stories and legends. In 2017, Paphos took on the honour of becoming the European Capital of Culture. Various cultural events will take place here throughout the year: exhibitions, concerts, and much more.
Our first stop is the famous birthplace of Aphrodite, which has been listed as the twenty most romantic places on the planet. You will hear the legend and see the place where the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite came ashore from the foam of the sea.
Then we head to the centre of old Paphos, to the catacombs of St. Solomon, and after we take a walk to the church of St. Kyriaki. The place where the temple was built is associated with the name of the Apostle Paul. According to legend, at the column, which has survived here to this day, the Saint was flogged. Next, we head to the Paphos Archaeological Park, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we will visit the house of Dionysus mosaics, telling about the life of the ancient Greek gods.
In your free time, you can stroll along the promenade overlooking the Paphos Fortress, go shopping with local souvenirs, or enjoy lunch in a cozy traditional tavern with excellent fish and seafood. At the end of our excursion, we will visit the medieval Kolossi castle, closely associated with the name English King Richard the Lionheart.
The main attractions you will see:
The tour is guided in English and Russian.