Paphos is a coastal city situated in the southwest of Cyprus, with a population of 32,890 inhabitants (2011 census). It is the capital of Paphos District. The International Airport of Paphos is country's 2nd-largest airport.
- Two locations were named Paphos in antiquity: Old Paphos and New Paphos.
- New Paphos, the currently inhabited city, lies on the Mediterranean coast, around 50 km (31 miles) west of Limassol (the largest port on the isle), which offers an A6 highway connection.
- Near Old Paphos (Palaepaphos) at the seaside of Petra tou Romiou is modern mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of beauty and love. The founding myth is woven with the goddess Aphrodite at every level, so Old Paphos became the most important place for worshipping her in the ancient world.
- The town of Paphos is included in the UNESCO official list of cultural and natural treasures of world's heritage.
- Paphos has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, featuring the mildest temperatures reached on the island.
- The city has been selected as 2017 European Capital of Culture, along with Aarhus.
- Paphos'economy depends largely on tourism. There are 4 resorts in the district: Aphrodite Hills, Coral Bay, Kato Paphos and Latchi. Kato Paphos is the largest and employs over half of city's population.
- Farming, especially grape, banana and tobacco cultivation, contributes significantly to economy. Paphos boasts a 100 km (62 ml) water distribution network, irrigating 5,000 ha of land.
- The city of Paphos has the second international airport on the island. In terms of international trade Paphos Harbour is not important as most shipping uses Limassol's harbour. Paphos Marina has historical and cultural importance and is largely used for fishing.
- Paphos was once Cyprus' only traffic-free city. However, things changed after urbanisation and rise of population in less than 10 years. The problem is mainly in the city centre, where the tight roads of a small colonial village are no more able to do what they are created to do. The problems exist because some of the planned road links still remain on paper.
- Today the port of Paphos serves as small marina and fisherman shelter with a capacity of 300 boats. Probably it is the city's top tourist destination with plenty of cafés and restaurants. Every September since 1998 castle's square hosts the Aphrodite festival.
- Cargo and cruise ships use Limassol Port located 60 km (37 ml) away. A marina is planned to be built 10 km (6 ml) north, next to Kissonerga's Coral Bay. It is expected to serve up to 1,000 boats.
Port Paphos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Paphos, Cyprus. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|21 April, 2018|
|ms Europa||09:00||19:00||Rhodes Island, Greece|
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