Old Town of Paphos

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Paphos, Cyprus27 contributions
New upgraded old town!
Aug 2021 • Friends
I like the new upgraded old town. Now you can find more places to drink and eat. New small cafes and restaurants/taverns. You can also find some clothes shops, jewellery shops, etc. The streets now are clean and tidy which is very positive!! During the day though it is still quiet it gets busier later in the afternoon and becomes really busy at night with the cafes/pubs having live music or djs. On sunday the shops are close which i think it is negative as the old town is a place for residents and tourists that go around every day and on that day you can only walk and sit to a cafe.
Written August 3, 2021
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mda_yorkshire
Saltaire, UK117 contributions
Quiet
Jul 2021
We had a look around old town while staying just outside Paphos in July 2021. This was during the covid pandemic so everywhere was very quite which was a shame as there were lots of nice shops and cafes .
Written July 31, 2021
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1,654 contributions
Graffiti art
Jan 2021 • Couples
The old town of Paphos sits slightly up on the hillside from the shoreline. It is quite compact and has some interesting buildings. There is a great café Nero which has an amazing view across down to Paphos harbour. The best way to view the old town is on foot or by bike and the main attractions I guess all the meals and graffiti artist drawings.
Written July 27, 2021
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Alexinho09
Ottawa, ON8 contributions
Biggest touristic scam
Jul 2021
Paphos, alongside all of Cyprus, must be the biggest tourist scam in the history of tourism. The Cyprus government must have ran a multi-decade marketing campaign to sell as a touristic destination, whereas in reality there is nothing to see there. Paphos old town is dirty, all architecture is 60-70s built with a significant share of the buildings now abandoned. Don't be led by the scam of the other sites too - Tombs of the Kings and the archeological site near the harbour is nothing special, whereas the harbour is just a handful of cheap restaurants with international food. And, there are no beaches in Paphos - only a sad sight of desperate Russian tourists and locals jumping off the docks.
Written July 14, 2021
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david s
netanya, israel440 contributions
A sad scenery..
Jul 2021
Regrettably, a visit on a hot day to the old town proved a disappointment. Quite a few of the shops were closed, and those that were open were void of tourists. The Covid pandemic wreaked havoc on the island's tourist industry and had a devastating effect on the old town. It was really sad to walk the empty streets, and for a tourist, practically nothing to see, save maybe the nice architectural renovation of the old khan ( a former rest place for travelers and their horses) and surrounding buildings.
cost for a taxi from Poseidonos Avenue to/from the Old Town Euro 8 for each direction, taking less than ten minutes.
Written July 11, 2021
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Brianngog
Cyprus6,676 contributions
Relaxing
Oct 2020 • Friends
We haven’t been to Paphos Old Town for some 15 months and as we were staying with friends then we felt a visit was overdue. Very relaxing and lovely peaceful atmosphere accompanied us as we strolled around the pedestrianised areas. The renovation and updating of the Old Town continues and is being carried out with a lot of love and attention. Plenty of outlets to satisfy everyone’s requirements and well worth a visit.
Written October 16, 2020
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frogfingers
Sheffield, United Kingdom31 contributions
Walked from Paphos Harbour
Sep 2020 • Couples
Lovely area. Unspoilt. Locals friendly. Lovely views of the coast. Nice markets. Good restaurants. Tourist info office lady very helpful. Recommended.
Written September 25, 2020
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Peyia123
Larnaca, Cyprus36 contributions
Exploring the Old Town.
Aug 2020
We live in Peyia & have visited the old town on many occasions with friends,family or as a couple-it’s an interesting place to wander around with many places to eat & drink.
While we enjoy our visits there are several issues such as many empty shops with others being built.
Many of the shops seem to close very early as does the market itself-have often seen tourists wandering around looking for open shops only to be disappointed.
While some trees have been planted more shaded areas are required especially during the hot summer months.
The actual indoor market-the older part needs refreshing.
The current mayor is someone who obviously cares about Paphos & a lot of work has been undertaken to improve the area.
It must have been very difficult for the business owners & that was prior to the coronavirus!
The fruit & veg market was relocated into new premises in the car park & unfortunately has been closed during the coronavirus-hopefully it will soon reopen!
Unfortunately the renovations & building works seem to be never ending.
We will continue to visit & support Paphos & wish it every success.
Written September 2, 2020
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Linas S
5 contributions
Not recomend
Jul 2020 • Couples
Paphos old town- Rubish on the ground, empty soda cans in the fields, plastic gloves. Empty buildings, closed shops, no doors, fallend or faided advertisements, construction areas that maybe are under construction for decade. Abandoned buildings, even working places looks like they were not been serviced for many years, no tourists. Like in a movie, it looks like people lived there, but now half of them moved.
Written July 3, 2020
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Snowdrop777
Cambridge, UK39 contributions
Quiet with a nice view
Mar 2020
Unfortunately we visited on a Wednesday when the market closed at lunchtime, so it was very quiet. We had some lunch and admired the view down to Paphos Harbour.
Written March 15, 2020
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