No matter when you visit Paphos you will no doubt be intrigued by its air of holiday charm.  This is combined with history, classical style buildings, and its olden day elegance.  These classical buildings lead you to the upper part of Paphos town which in turn leads to the shopping area.

The lower part of Paphos town which is known as Kato Paphos has a life all of its very own.  Kato Paphos is located close to the sea and is built around the harbour.  Here you will find fish tavernas, hotels, souvenir shops, and some important archaeological sites.

One of the most popular hotels in Kato Paphos is the Aloe Hotel.  This is a new modern building that comprises of 272 guest rooms.  This hotel is located only 150 meters from the beach and boasts some excellent facilities.

The archaeological area in Kato Paphos was listed in the World Heritage List in 1980 and this site includes a vast number of areas and monuments from prehistoric times that include the Middle Age.  Most of the remains date back to the Roman period and the mosaic floors in the four Roman villas are a treasure.  Some other important monuments that are well worth a visit include the Odeon, the Agora, and the fort of Saranta Kolones.

Kato Paphos is close to all the amenities that Paphos has to offer.  It is just a 15 minute drive to the airport.  The Paphos Aquarium is also close by and here you can experience a real underwater world.  There is a wide range of fish and you can see them in their recreated natural environments.

Yachting is also extremely popular and with 2 marinas and 5 ports it is no surprise that you can see yachtsmen all year round.  A walk around the harbour is also a great way to spend the afternoon and in Kato Paphos with its glorious weather you will no doubt want to stop in one of the many harbour side restaurants and bars for a cooling drink.

Kato Paphos is the life and soul of Paphos and no matter what you are looking for in your holiday you will find it here.

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