Paphos [ An Expert’s Detailed Guide ]

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This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023

Paphos is one of the 6 administrative districts of the country of Cyprus.

Today in this article, we are going to learn about Paphos. We will try to answer every question there is about the district of Paphos, so keep reading till the end to know better.

You can click the links below to learn about different cities in Cyprus.

Let’s start, shall we?

Where is Paphos located?

Paphos district is located in the western part of Cyprus. Paphos is part of Southern Cyprus. Its main town and capital is Paphos.

Where is Paphos located

Map of Paphos

Paphos is called Pafos in Greek and Baf in Cypriot Turkish.

Map of Paphos

Area and Population of Paphos

The total area of the Paphos District is 1,396 sq km (538.99 sq mi).

The total population of the Paphos district as of 1st October 2021 was estimated to be around 101,900.

Area code and Telephone code

The area code of Paphos is 26. The postal code for Paphos is 8000 – 8999.

The telephone code for Paphos, Cyprus is +357-26.

What Time Zone is Paphos?

Paphos Time Zone

Paphos uses the Eastern European Standard Time, and during summer it observes Eastern European Summer Time.

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

What currency do they use in Paphos?

Paphos uses Euro as its currency. Euro is the official currency of the country of Cyprus. If you have dollar or pound, you can get them exchanged at the local bank or money exchangers. You can also exchange them at the airport.

Is Paphos Greek or Turkish?

Paphos is pure Greek. Paphos is located in the Southern part of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus speaks Turkish and the southern part of Cyprus mainly speaks Greek.

Distance between Paphos to Other Cities

Paphos to : DistanceEstimated Time
Nicosia152.2 km107 mins
Limassol67.9 km52 mins
Larnaca132.1 km87 mins
Kyrenia173.8 km144 mins
Famagusta173.8 km124 mins
Ayia Napa178.2 km116 mins

How far is Paphos from Protaras?

Paphos is 186.4 km far from Protaras. It will take you around 2 hours and 4 minutes to reach Protaras from Paphos on a car or public bus.

How far is Latchi from Paphos?

Latsi (Latchi) is 40 km far from Paphos. It takes around 47 minutes to reach Latchi from Paphos.

Weather in Paphos

Weather in Paphos

The days in summer are hot, and the winters are cold in Paphos. The temperature goes up to 37 degrees Celsius in summer and 10 degrees Celsius in winter. You can click here to read in detail about the climate in Cyprus.

Does it snow in Paphos?

No, it doesn’t snow in Paphos. Snow only falls in Nicosia, in Troodos Mountains. The temperature has never been so low in Paphos for snow to occur.

When to visit Paphos?

If you like summer you are suggested to visit Paphos in June-August, and if you love winter you should visit Paphos in January-March. March is the season spring begins in Cyprus. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day. If you are visiting Paphos in March, you are suggested to pack light winter clothes.

How safe is Paphos?

Paphos is moderately safe. There are some pickpocketers in the street, so you are suggested to be extra cautious. Take proper care of your wallet and passport. You will see some beggars in the street, but very few. Paphos is safe at night. Vandalism is there also corruption and bribery. The shops mainly target tourists and charge you more, but if you don’t want to buy it, they don’t force you.

What is Paphos famous for?

Paphos is famous for having the whole city (Paphos) registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Paphos is best known for its cultural and historical interests, including the Tomb of the Kings, Mosaics, castle, and numerous churches, though it is also popular for its festivals and annual events. The coastal city of Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus.

Does Paphos have halal food?

Yes, there are some shops in Paphos which are halal. The majority of those shop owners are Muslims and they respect every other religion.

What are the cons of living in Paphos?

Here are some of the cons of living in Paphos:

  • Paphos is expensive.
  • People are racist.
  • Traffic is crazy in Paphos.
  • Bad driving practice.
  • Fewer job opportunities for foreigners in Paphos.

Where do expats live in Paphos?

Expats in Paphos mainly live in Kato Paphos, the old town and villages nearby the city of Paphos.

How much can you earn in Paphos?

You can earn somewhere between 700 Euro to 100,000 Euro a month depending on your skills and qualifications. Mainly for foreigners and international students, 5 Euro per hour is the basic salary. But, if you are highly educated, you can earn somewhere between 15-20 Euro per hour.

You can click here to read in detail about the average salary income in Cyprus.

Is Paphos cheap to live in?

Compared to Nicosia and Larnaca, Paphos is comparatively expensive to live in. If a nice 2 bedroom flat in Nicosia costs 650 Euros a month, then you will have to pay 800/1000 Euros a month in Paphos for the same flat. Grocery items are almost the same price all over the country. Around tourist areas, the costs of items are slightly expensive in Paphos compared to other cities.

How much do you need to live in Paphos?

You need around 1600 Euros a month to live comfortably in Paphos. With that much money, you can rent a two-bedroom flat, eat 3 times meals, pay utility bills, and do basic shopping.

You can click here to read in detail about the cost of living in Southern Cyprus.

and click here to read the cost of living in Northern Cyprus.

Is there an Airport in Paphos?

Paphos has the Paphos international airport. Paphos International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located 6.5 km (4.0 mi) southeast of the city of Paphos, Cyprus. It is the country’s second-largest airport, after Larnaca International Airport.

You can click here to read in detail about the airports in Cyprus. 

How far is Paphos from the Larnaca Airport?

Paphos is 132 km far from Larnaca airport. It will take you around 1 hour and 23 minutes to drive from Paphos to Larnaca airport.
How much is a taxi fare from Larnaca to Paphos?
Taxis charge you around 100-120 Euro from Larnaca to Paphos. During night time they are slightly expensive. They charge you around 140 Euro at night.

Distance between Paphos and Larnaca airport

Can you drink tap water in Paphos?

You can drink tap water in Paphos, but you are suggested not to. Even though tap water is drinkable, people usually drink bottled water in Paphos. The water may be safe to drink when it leaves the source, but it might collect pollutants (dirt, dust, and other stuff) on its way to your tap. If you have to, then always drink only after filtering and boiling the tap water.

Which plug is used in Paphos?

3-pin plugs are used in Paphos. They are the same as the plug from the UK. The associated plug type for Paphos is type “G”. It’s a plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Paphos operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Do I need a plug adapter for Paphos, Cyprus?

If you are coming from the UK, you wouldn’t be needing a plug adapter, as both Cyprus and the UK uses the same pin plugs. If you are coming from another part of the world, where they don’t use 3-pin plugs, then you would need to carry a plug adapter with you while visiting Cyprus.

Where is Paphos old town?

Paphos old town is located in the city center of Paphos. This Old Town was rehabilitated in 2017 to restore its public places and historical buildings so they have a great look. In 2017, the Old Town received funding to restore its historic buildings and public spaces, meaning it currently looks tip-top. The latter’s known for its boutiques and farmer’s market. The Old town market is an experience that should not be missed.

Where can you see turtles in Paphos?

Where can you see turtles in Paphos

You can see the turtles in Paphos in Lara bay and the Turtle conversation station. The beach is clean, sandy, and wide. Turtles in Paphos hatch during the night-time, when the light of the moon can guide the mother and later the hatchlings, back to the sea. Also, emerging at night reduces exposure to daytime predators. Turtles in Cyprus nest between the months of March and June.

When does Sun Rise and Sets in Paphos?

Usually, in Paphos, the Sun rises at around 6 am in the morning and sets at around 7:28 pm in the evening.

What shops are in the Kings Avenue Mall in Paphos?

Kings Avenue Mall is located at Corner St. Paul &, Tombs of the Kings Ave 2, Paphos 8046. Following are the shops available in Kings Avenue Mall:

  • Adidas
  • Aldo
  • B Bar Hair & Nail Bar
  • Burger King
  • BSB
  • Calvin Klein
  • Camel Active
  • Cashline Money Transfer
  • CYTA
  • Crocodile
  • Epic
  • Guess
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Jack & Jones
  • KFC
  • Lacoste
  • Lynne
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pull & Bear
  • Subway
  • T.G.I Fridays
  • Wagamama
  • Zara

Is Paphos good for Snorkelling?

Paphos is very good for Snorkelling. The water is pure and clean. Beaches are well managed and there is no danger of wild water life.

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