Paphos is a coastal town in the southwest of Cyprus. In Antiquity two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos and New Paphos. The currently inhabited city is New Paphos.
Paphos is the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, of love, sexual intercourse and beauty, and the founding myth is interwoven with the goddess at every level. In Greco-Roman times Paphos was the island's capital, and it is famous for the remains of the Roman Governor's palace, where extensive, fine mosaics are a major tourist attraction. The apostle Paul of Tarsus visited the town during the first century. The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
Paphos is a coastal town located in the southwest part of Cyprus having a population of only 28,000. Yesteryear Paphos was divided in two main areas: Old Paphos and New Paphos, whereas at present New Paphos is the one that is populated.
Paphos is said to be the town where the ancient Greek goddess of beauty, love and sex, Aphrodite was born. She was brought in the sea shore sitting inside a big beautiful sea shell, therefore the island of Cyprus is also known like Aphrodite¢s island.
Paphos used to be the island's capital in Greco-Roman times, and it is popular for the relics of the Roman Governor's palace, which is a main tourist attraction due to the widespread, fine mosaics.