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Old Town of Paphos (The Old City)

Welcome to the heart of Paphos, where every stone tells a story. The Old Town is a living museum with a history that stretches back to ancient times. 

As you stroll along the old city’s narrow streets, you’ll feel like you’ve returned in time. Byzantine churches tower over you, their ancient stones echoing with centuries of history. 

Venetian walls are silent witnesses to the city’s past, while Ottoman houses seem to murmur stories of days gone by.

Modern Marvels

Despite its ancient roots, Paphos’s Old Town is also a hub of modernity. The area is reentering, with new buildings and developments springing up, blending seamlessly with the old. 

Look for striking contemporary architecture and street art that adds a touch of modern flair to this historic area.

Hidden Gems

One of the charms of the Old Town is its hidden gems. 

Quaint cafes, charming boutiques, and traditional tavernas serving authentic Cypriot cuisine are tucked away in the labyrinthine streets.

Take the time to explore these hidden treasures in Paphos and discover the city’s true soul.

Culinary Delights

Food is integral to Cypriot culture, and the Old Town is a culinary delight. 

From meze platters bursting with flavor to freshly caught seafood, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. 

Take advantage of the opportunity to sample some Cypriot traditional dishes like souvlaki, halloumi, and loukoumades in the heart of Paphos!

Please check my Best Restaurants in Paphos Old Town guide for more information.

Easy Access

Getting to the Old Town is easy and affordable. 

The regular Harbour Station service 610 bus runs frequently, making exploring all the area offers convenient. 

For just 2 euros, you can hop on and off at your leisure, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.

Once you step off the bus, the Old City Market awaits you: great hotels in the area alongside plentiful shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Venturing further, you’ll find exciting landmarks, impressive murals, and reminders of the area’s rich history.

The Best of Both Worlds

The Old Town’s ability to seamlessly blend the old with the new makes it unique. While history is everywhere you look, so are signs of progress and modernity. New buildings are constantly erected, adding a fresh and exciting dynamic to this ancient city.

Ready to experience the magic of Paphos’s Old Town? 

So the next time you feel tired of Kato Paphos, head up the hill and immerse yourself in the Old Town.

Plan your trip today and immerse yourself in this unique destination’s history, culture, and culinary delights!

Old Town of Paphos
Discover Paphos’s Old Town
ExperienceShops, galleries, restaurants, nightlife, market
CharmNarrow streets with a rich history
Modern TouchNew contemporary architecture blends with the old
Culinary DelightsTraditional Cypriot cuisine and hidden gems
AccessAccessible and affordable via bus service 610
HistoryAncient ruins, landmarks, and murals
Blend of Past and PresentSeamless integration of old and new

The old town area in Paphos – is known as Ktima.

Here, you’ll find an array of museums (like the Ethnographic Museum or the Archaeological Museum of Paphos), the famous Kennedy Square, fantastic street art like Aphrodite’s Children Mural, great shops like The Place, and a vibrant municipal market.

If you haven’t yet enjoyed visiting Paphos town, let me be the first to tell you that it is most definitely worth your while!

This stunning coastal town, located in southwest Cyprus, is steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty.

Paphos town has something to offer everyone with its ancient ruins, charming streets, and gorgeous beaches.

Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or simply seeking a relaxing beach getaway, this town has it all. Plus, with its warm and welcoming locals, you will feel at home in Paphos town.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and prepare for an unforgettable experience in one of the most enchanting destinations in the world!


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