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PAPHOS, BIRTHPLACE OF APHRODITE

For 1-3 people (Not a per person rate) $959 USD
Per Person (For groups of 4-8 passengers) $315 USD
Per Person (For groups of 9-14 passengers) $203 USD
Per Person (For groups of 15-19 passengers) $184 USD
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PAPHOS, BIRTHPLACE OF APHRODITE

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Paphos is the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, of love, sexual intercourse and beauty.

Pathos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. It is Paphos that is the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, of love, sexual intercourse and beauty. The founding myth is interwoven with the goddess at every level. In Greco-Roman times Paphos was the island's capital, and it is famous for the remains of the Roman Governor's palace, where extensive, fine mosaics are a major tourist attraction. The apostle Paul of Tarsus visited the town during the first century.The legacy from its remarkable history adds up to nothing less than an open museum, so much so that UNESCO simply added the whole town to its World Cultural Heritage List.

We will make a stop at the marketplace and then move on to the beautiful mosaics in the house of Dionysos, which are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Then there are the mysterious vaults and caves, the Tombs of the Kings, the Pillar to which Saint Paul was allegedly tied and whipped which. will follow on this itinerary.

Paphos also contains many catacomb sites dating back to the early Christian period. The most famous is Saint Solomoni Church, originally a Christian catacomb retaining some of its twelfth century frescoes. A sacred tree at the entrance is believed to cure the ailments of those who hang a personal offering on its branches.

To turn to another century altogether, we visit an attractive fishing harbour near the Medieval fort. You will have some time to wander and contemplate the connection between the ancient world and the present as you wander around the old fishing harbour. You will have some free time to shop before you enjoy a lovely lunch.

With its population of only 27,000 inhabitants Paphos is the capital of Cyprus' western region. Most of the inhabitants actually work as employees in various branches of tourism!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Visit Paphos - birthplace of Aphrodite
  • Stop at a local market
  • See mosaics in the house of Dionysos
  • Visit the Tomb of the Kings
  • Saint Solomoni Church
  • Visit a more modern fishing harbor
  • Lunch (Included for groups 4 or more, optional 20 euros extra from groups 3 and under)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (7.5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and hats are recommended.
• Restrooms available at the Petra to Romiou, Mosaics and Limanaki and restaurant.

Restrictions

• Please note that the Salomoni Catacombs is partly closed by a gate. You will be able to see the site from the outside but will not able to enter.
• Lunch is included, except for groups of 1-3 passengers, which will need to pay an extra 20 Euros for lunch (optional).