Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

The City of Paphos and its name

Paphos is a small, coastal and very romantic city in the southwest of Cyprus

Paphos is named after the daughter of Aphrodite and the legendary Greek sculptor Pygmalion and was the capital of Cyprus in Greco-Roman times.

Location and Attractions

Paphos is located at the crossroads of three continents:Europe, Asia and Africa.

25 km east of the island, the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite is located: the "Rocks of Aphrodite", also known as "Petra tou Romiou", taking its name from the legendary byzantine frontier-guard Dighenis Akritas, is a spot of spectacular beauty and one of the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus!

Close to the Rocks of Aphrodite lie the ruins of the famous Temple of Aphrodite, dating back to the 12th century B.C.

Paphos, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

unesco The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage and every year plenty of tourists from all over the world gather in Paphos to admire the extraordinary beauty, cultural wealth and exotic romantic settings of Paphos.


Ancient Greek places