Visitors flock to Paphos harbour for the best views out to sea and the brightly painted fishing boats which continue the harbour. Enjoy relaxing and watching the globe pass by at one of the fish tavernas, fish restaurants or cafes which line the harbourside. To explore the places coastline and beaches you can take a boat tour from the harbour.
The Paphos Mosaics
While visiting the harbour and castle in Paphos do not forget to view the colourful Roman mosaics which were discovered by the very old in the 1960s. After discovering the primary mosaics more excavations were carried out, revealing a number of Roman homes which contained remarkable mosaics depicting scenes from very old mythology.
These mosaics give an insight into the riches and flamboyant lives of some of the Roman Paphitis. The key mosaics are found at the House of Dionysos, the house of Thesus and the House of Aion which are all placed near the lighthouse and fortress of Saranda Kolones, near to the Harbour.
Placed in Limassol, the ruins at Curium date from the second century AD. There are 2 sites here, the old city of Kolossi and the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates which are extremely near to each other. With amazing scenery which overlooks the sea and the museum in the nearby village of Episkopi, these ruins are not to be missed.
A visit to the walled city of Nicosia should not be missed when visiting Cyprus. Built by the Venetians in the 1500s, the walls and the 11 bastions surrounded most of the city’s most historical monuments.