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Paphos, Cyprus

With its ancient history, Blue-Flag-awarded white-sand beaches and the bluest of seas, Paphos is an evocative place to soak up the sunshine. One of the most attractive regions on the island it has a diverse landscape dotted with vineyards, monasteries and pretty villages. It also has the longest coastline of any district with gorgeous beaches.

Renowned as the birthplace of Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty, Paphos is home to one of the most visited sites - Aphrodite’s Rock an interesting giant rock formation which stands out from the pristine coastline. Kato Paphos Archaeoloical Park is another must-visit attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes some of the most perfectly preserved Roman mosaics in the World. A lively resort area near Paphos Harbour is Kato Paphos with dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars and a pedestrianised quayside along the waterfront. You can’t miss Paphos Castle situated at the edge of the harbour which dates back to 1391. Climb up the battlements for excellent views across the harbour to the low hills to the north.