“ The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. ” (Jacques-Yves Cousteau)

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Paphos General Information

 

Paphos is a one of the 'must visit' resorts in the Mediterranean.  With its own International Airport 20 minutes from Paphos town, it is easily accessible and boasts the record of the most re-visited resort in Cyprus. 

Its history is truly rich, but it is amazing to realise that it was Paphos that was visited first by the Apostle Saint Paul, and where, close to Paphos Harbour, the very first Christian Church was established outside the Holy Land.  Archaelogical sites, museums, nearby monasteries, folk houses, archaelogical digs and authentic villages are in abundance in and around Paphos.

It has a unique and diverse landscape, lending itself to some quality cottage industries, with fishing, agriculture, wine & olive oil production, pottery and lace making, basket weaving, all too apparent as you explore the many villages of the region.

The jewel of Paphos is of course the Akamas Peninsular, the last undeveloped frontier and a protected World Heritage Site, home of the Mediterranean Green Loggerhead Turtle.  This region can be explored sustainably by Jeep Safari daily during the Summer Months.

Paphos Harbour, a busy, lively place all year round, flanked by its Byzantine Fort, Odean and some of the best examples of Roman Mosaics in the Mediterranean, has a lot to offer visitors, with its daily boat trips, glass bottom boats, fishing trips, diving trips and probably the best fresh fish tavernas on the island.  The Summer months brings concerts and entertainment for all tastes.  Paphos harbour's main bus terminal services inter-village areas as well as inter-town routes.  The surrounding harbour area is home to many shops, restaurants, tavernas, hotels, bars and nightclubs.

Tombs of the Kings area, leading out of Paphos to Coral Bay, also boasts a busy stretch of restaurants, bars and hotels and is easily accessible by local transport.

A walk along the sea front is now possible along the whole stretch of Kato Paphos Hotel coastline.

Paphos remains a unique place, full of Greek history and once visited, touches the heart.  The mythology of the island comes alive in Paphos, being so near to the Birthplace of Aphrodite.  Kalliopi Dive College takes its name from one of the nine muses in Greek mythology, Kalliopi – Clio – Euterpe – Erato – Melpomene – Polyhymnia – Terpischore – Thalia - Urania.  Kalliopi "beautifully voiced" sang like an angel and was the Chief of all muses, presiding over eloquence and epic poetry.  Kalliopi was also our Chief Instructor's (Giorgos Ioakim) beloved mother's name.

 

 

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