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The Best Cypriot Dishes in Paphos

Are you seeking a truly unique and delicious experience in Paphos, Cyprus? Do you want to savor the best local cuisine while enjoying all the beauty this magical city offers?

Look no further than the delicious delicacies of traditional Cypriot foods.

Whether enjoying Meze at a cozy Greek and Cypriot taverna or trying delectable flavors like Souvlaki and Halloumi Cheese, many unique dishes await you in Paphos!

Let me guide you through some of the best Cypriot dishes that will have your taste buds singing with delight.

So join me as we take an unforgettable culinary tour around beautiful Paphos, uncovering its tasty treats!

The Best Cypriot Dishes in Paphos


Have you tried halloumi or haloumi? It’s a fresh and semi-hard Cypriot cheese traditionally made from sheep’s milk, and it’s delicious!

Nowadays, most Halloumi is made from cow’s milk, but you can still find the original version in some places.

Cyprus has a wide variety of fantastic food and drink, and Halloumi is probably the most famous!

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Wow, you’re in for a treat with Meze, a charming collection of small Cypriot dishes. Usually served with alcoholic beverages, the menu is to die for with items like a salad with feta cheese, olives, tahini, hummus, fried halloumi cheese, and much more! 

You can’t visit Paphos and Cyprus without trying some fantastic Meze dishes in almost every restaurant.

It’s a great way to sample delicious food without getting too full.


You’ve got to try the delicious Cypriot delight – Gyros!

A succulent blend of pork or chicken, with vegetables and fries, all perfectly wrapped in a pita, rolled to fit in your hand.

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Have you ever heard of Soutzoukos? It’s the Cypriot variation of Georgian Churchkhela and delicious!

If you’re ever on the island, do not miss a chance to try this unique sweet dish made with almonds and walnuts coated with dried grape juice.

And the best part? They are shaped like candles!

In conclusion

Paphos is an amazing city with loads of fantastic dishes to explore.

Try the famous Halloumi Cheese and Meze for a genuinely authentic Cypriot experience, or sample Soutzoukos for a sweet treat!

No matter what you try, your taste buds are sure to be delighted by the culinary delights of Paphos.

For more information about the local drinks, please read my guide about the drinks in Paphos.

Happy eating!

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Yiasoo! My name is Matan, and I live in Paphos. I love my city, and I want to share all of its secrets with you! On my website, I will give you all the information you need about Paphos—where to eat, where to stay, and what to see and do. So just lay back, read my guides, and enjoy my city!

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Hi, my name is Matan, and I live in Paphos, and I think it’s the best place on earth.

There’s something about the sun and sea that makes me happy:

There’s nothing like the ocean breeze and waves crashing on the shore to relax and make me feel at peace. 

I love spending time outdoors, hiking, or just exploring new places. And when it’s time to wind down, I enjoy reading a good book or playing my piano.

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