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Pafos “A Cosmopolitan Resort”

Pafos “A Cosmopolitan Resort”

Pafos offers a wide selection of accommodation ranging from luxury beachside hotels with every amenity, such as business centres, salt water pools, exotic gardens and health spas, to a variety of hotel apartments for the budget conscious. Relish mouth-watering delicacies at the numerous restaurants serving both local and international cuisine and offering exceptional value. Enjoy classical opera under the stars in the romantic setting of the medieval castle overlooking Pafos harbour during the various summer festivals. Or jive to the latest dance tunes at a plethora of entertainment spots, part of the modern town’s varied nightlife.
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Geroskipou “ The Sacred Garden’’

Geroskipou “ The Sacred Garden’’

Not far from the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty lies the Municipality of Geroskipou. Now a suburb of Pafos town this once tiny hamlet was a centre for silk making, and also lays claim to having been the site of Aphrodite’s sacred garden. The 11th century five domed Byzantine Church of Agia Paraskevi situated in the main square is well worth a visit. A few minutes’ walk from the church is the house of Zimboulaki which has been made into a rather special Folk Art museum. Those with a sweet tooth will also relish a visit and tasting session at the Aphrodite Delights shop opposite the main square. Here the family run business of making delicious Loukoumi is always open to visitors, and these boxes of delicious pillows of sweet delight make for superb and inexpensive gifts for family back home.
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Pegeia “Byzantine Marvels”

Pegeia “Byzantine Marvels”

Pegeia, perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, is known for the fountains in its picturesque village square, a beautiful construction with typical arches, where women used to meet in days gone by in order to wash their clothes and fetch water. The village itself is renowned for its spectacular views, while the coastline below has one of the best sandy beaches of the Pafos region at Coral Bay, which each year is awarded with a Blue Flag for its bathing water quality. If you love culture and history, stop off at the church of Agios Georgios and admire some superb examples of Byzantine art in the form of a 6th century basilica complex with extensive panels of geometric and animal floor mosaics, rare in Christian iconography. Or visit Maa-Paleokastro, the site, on a peninsula near Coral Bay, where the Mycenaean Greeks first landed in Cyprus in the Bronze Age.
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Polis “Nature at its Best”

Polis “Nature at its Best”

Experience the meaning of real relaxation in the Polis tis Chrysochous area, the least developed coastline of Cyprus. The Akamas National Park will appeal to nature lovers or those in search of peace and quiet. It is an area of exceptional beauty with rocky promontories, sandy coves and "The Baths of Aphrodite". This is where, according to mythology, the goddess Aphrodite frolicked with her lovers, bathing in a fresh-water grotto shaded by a wild fig tree. Enjoy local fresh fish at the tranquil and picturesque harbour of Latchi or get a taste of local culture in the pedestrian town centre. Visit one of the last Mediterranean nesting grounds for the green loggerhead turtles, whose numbers have greatly been increased thanks to a successful conservation project on the sandy beaches of Lara. Follow one of the many beautiful nature trails and spot rare endemic plants, like the Cyprus orchid, tulip and crocus that grow there, or watch migrating birds fly by overhead.
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