Paphos, sometimes spelled Pafos, is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus, sheltered from the north by Troodos mountains and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today at Kouklia, and New Paphos.
Paphos has a temperate climate, one of the healthiest in the whole Mediterranean.
Paphos International Airport is the country's second-largest airport.
Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage for its spectacular ancient remains.
Paphos was nominated as a European Capital of Culture for Year 2017, along with Aarhus.
Paphos local economy stands on two main pillars, tourism and land & building developing industries. Attracts the majority of the incoming tourism flow to the island estimated to represent of about 40% and maintains the first place in absolute numbers of 5 and 4 star hotels of the island.
Paphos is a combination of many things: a cosmopolitan holiday resort with spectacular countryside nearby.
The citizen of Paphos, who lives a comfortable life thanks to the prosperity which exists as a result of the economic growth and who has no cause to envy any other city of Europe, continues to be the same as the citizen described by Cicero in his letter to Gaius Sextilius Rufus: a citizen whom you should get to know to appreciate.