Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite's legendary birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century B.C. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Aphrodite's Sacred City at Kato Paphos Town
  • Kato Paphos necropolis (Tafoi ton Vasileon)
  • Aphrodite's Sanctuary at Kouklia village ("Palaepaphos" or Old Pahpos)

Aphrodite's Sacred City at Kato Paphos Town

Kato Paphos necropolis (Tafoi ton Vasileon)

Aphrodite's Sanctuary at Kouklia village ("Palaepaphos" or Old Pahpos)

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Cyprus 
Category
Cultural
Name
Paphos
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1980
Keyword
Registered in 1980