In 2017 Paphos was the European Capital of Culture. Many projects have been completed, mainly in the city center, over the past 4 years. The city received thousands of new visitors in 2017. The economy of Paphos depends largely on tourism. There are four resorts in the district: Kato Paphos, Coral Bay, Latchi, and Aphrodite Hills. In 2018, Paphos’ old town has been restructured and modernized, with many new little shops opening. Around Kennedy square, there are now bars and pedestrian areas, and it appears that the heart of the city is beating again, especially after the economic crisis in 2013 and the bank haircuts. While it has always been the least industrial and modern from the towns in Cyprus, Paphos retains its charm as new projects are beginning and the town is progressing.
Paphos is the main city in the south-eastern district of Cyprus, which is bearing the same name. According to Greek mythology, the very place where Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born is called Petra Tou Romiou. This sea stack, better known as the Aphrodite’s Rock, is located on the Paphos seashore and attracts a lot of tourists.
The Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Aphrodite’s baths, and other places named after the goddess are also located in the Paphos area. LivinginCy offers some of most exotic properties for sale.