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Time, Opening Hours & Holidays in Paphos

If you’re planning a trip to Paphos, Cyprus, it helps to know the local time and working hours.

Whether you’re using public transport or hoping to do some shopping during your stay, getting familiar with the customs and traditions in this stunning Mediterranean destination can help ensure that everything runs smoothly during your visit.

Read on to find helpful information about the time zone, working hours, and holidays observed in Paphos so you can plan accordingly!

Time, Opening Hours & Holidays in Paphos

The Time Zone

The time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2) in Paphos and all of Cyprus.

This means that if it is 2 pm in London, England (GMT), the time in Paphos will be 4 pm.

Cyprus has Daylight Saving Time (DST):

In other words, during summer, The clock is moved forward one hour (GMT+3) on the last weekend of March and back to Standard Time on the last weekend of October.

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Working & Opening Hours

The stores are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, with a long lunch break.

Many shops close on Wednesday at 14:00 and are open on Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00.

Bank branches are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The supermarkets are also open on Sunday.

The restaurants are usually open daily from 11:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 22:30.

The opening hours of the museums and the main sites in Paphos vary from place to place.

It is recommended to be updated on the page of each attraction on my website with the exact hours for each attraction.

Most are open from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, and Saturday until noon.

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Public Holidays

The public holidays in Paphos are similar to the other European countries, including Christmas, Easter, and New Year’s Day.

In addition, some national holidays, such as Cyprus Independence Day (October 1st), Labour Day (May 1st), and Good Friday (the day of the Greek Orthodox Church), are also observed.

New Year’s DayJanuary 1st
Epiphany Day January 6th
Greek National Day March 25th
National Anniversary Day April 1st
Labour Day May 1st
Assumption of the Virgin Mary August 15th
Cyprus Independence DayOctober 1st
Greek National Anniversary DayOctober 28th 
Christmas EveDecember 24th
Christmas DayDecember 25th
Boxing DayDecember 26th
Green MondayChangeable. Usually around February-March.
Good Friday Changeable. Usually around April-May
Easter Sunday / Monday Changeable. Usually around April-May
Monday of Pentecost (Festival of the Flood) Changeable. Usually around June
Catholic Easter Sunday Changeable. Usually around March-April

In conclusion

Paphos is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and observes Daylight Saving Time. The working hours vary from place to place, but the stores typically open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, with a long lunch break, and some stores close on Wednesday at 14:00 and are open on Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00.

There are also public holidays in Paphos, such as Cyprus Independence Day, Labour Day, and Good Friday.

To ensure you don’t miss any attractions or stores during your visit, it’s best to check the opening hours of each place online before you leave.

On my website, you will find all the information you need to plan your trip to Paphos.

So have a great time exploring all that this destination has to offer!

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Matan Cohen

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.

As someone who lives in Paphos, I’ve always been passionate about sharing the beauty of my city with others:

That’s why I decided to build this website, so visitors can quickly learn everything they need to know before visiting Paphos.

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