Paphos is a coastal city in southwest Cyprus and is the capital of Paphos District. The current city of Paphos lies on the Mediterranean coast‚ about 50 km west of Limassol. Paphos International Airport is the country's second-largest airport. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate‚ with the mildest temperatures on the island. Paphos is made up of two areas: a) the lower town or 'Kato Paphos'‚ by the harbour and most of the tourist hotels and nightlife and b) the upper town ('Ktima Paphos') which is the main administrative‚ commercial and modern shopping town for the region of Paphos. The market is in the upper town. Both sections are small enough to navigate on foot‚ although many people take the bus to travel up the hill from the harbour area. Buses are also available to reach Coral Bay‚ Polis and other local villages. However‚ it is easier to use a vehicle (bike/quad/car) to travel further into the Troodos mountains‚ the Akamas peninsula or go off the beaten track to find small villages in the hills.
Paphos offers a wealth of dining choices. There are limitless choices from Chinese to Mexican‚ Italian to Indian. But the jewel in Paphos' crown is its traditional Cypriot mezze and seafood. Head to the harbour to sample freshly caught fish at one of the many seafood restaurants along the front. Venture into one of the many villages fringing Paphos town for authentic food andgreat atmosphere. Head towards the mountains‚ or call into Kathikas village where there are a multitude of traditional tavernas.
Accompany any traditional cyprus dish with wine from the Nelion Winery‚ Vasilias Nikoklis inn offers a variety of local wines starting from Cyprus apperitif zivania‚ the Refreshing roze‚ the dry white wine the medium sweet white and red‚ the ofthalmo and the shiraz.