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A trip to Paphos

I had the opportunity to visit Paphos in South Cyprus last week when I drove the family to the airport there.

The city is a tourist centre which is located by the sea, with a nice promenade, many restaurants, cafes and shops. Further up the mountains is the city’s true centre. In and around Paphos there are many attractions like Paphos castle, the Kings’ tombs and Aphrodite’s birthplace.

Travelling by car takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Nicosia.

Paphos, or Baf, as it is called in Turkish, was under the rule of the Roman Empire and the capital is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Along the way there are many lookouts to stop and admire the view of Cyprus’s southern coastline.

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Church of St. Paraskevi Yeroskipou

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Church of St. Paraskevi Yeroskipou
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Church of St. Paraskevi Yeroskipou

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Pafos public beach
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Pafos public beach
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Castle Paphos Harbour
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View from the castle
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The promenade by the harbor

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Paphos harbor and promenade
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Caves at the kings’ tomb

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Kings tomb
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Kings tomb

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Kings tomb

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Apfrodites cliff

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About Petter Koubek 206 Articles
Has worked as a photographer since 1997. After his apprenticeship he commenced employment at the Metro newspaper in Prague as picture editor and photographer. Since 1998, he has worked freelance mainly for newspapers, weeklies and magazines in Sweden, but also assignments in advertising, weddings and Hus photography. Since March 2014 Petter has been living in Northern Cyprus. His approach is characterized by photojournalism and Petter has a penchant for storytelling with imagery.