Paphos Journals

A Holiday Town among the Ruins and Tombs

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A December 2007 trip to Paphos by Praskipark

Coral Bay Paphos Photo, Paphos, Cyprus More Photos
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Bombay Brasserie, Kato Paphos

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Restaurant | "A Genuine Taste of India"

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My family love Indian cuisine and wherever we go on holiday we always have to search the town or resort until we find a suitable Indian restaurant.On our second evening in Paphos last Christmas we were very lucky to come across the Bombay Brasserie one evening when taking a walk around the harbour and then back through the town.The entrance of the restaurant is attractive but not too eccentric like some Indian restaurants can be. The facade is mostly made from dark wood and there are two large front windows with heavy decorated curtains in blue and maroon silks. The front door was wide open as we entered and you were able to see down the main thoroughfare of the restaurant. All...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 14, 2009

Bombay Brasserie, Kato Paphos
65 Poseidonos Avenue
Paphos, Cyprus

Fabrica Hill

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Attraction | "The Legend of Fabrica Hill"

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Fabrica Hill is a strange attraction to say the least. To me, it sounds like there should be a factory built on top of a hill as the word Fabrica in Portuguese means factory and a similar word in Polish, Fabrik, also means factory.I don't know about a hill exactly but it is definitely a lumpy, verdant mound.Beneath Fabrica Hill graves and underground chambers have been carved out and in the Middle ages they housed a cotton mill. The walls were painted and the roofs were vaulted. On the eastern flank a rock chapel has been carved out for lovers to go and worship. The Digenis Rock on the north side of the hill is the subject of a fascinating legend which goes like this..... ...Read More

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Paphos Harbour and Castle

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Attraction | "Castle and Picturesque Harbour Rolled into One"

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The castle and the harbour front are probably the most two dominant sights in Paphos town and are very close to each other so rather than write about each seperately I have chosen to stick both attractions together.The castle which was built by the Turks in 1592, overlooks the fishing harbour. Nearby lies a heap of stones left over from the earlier fortifications which the Venetians destroyed in 1570 as they had too few soldiers to maintain a permanent guard. Although not the most beautiful castle I have ever visited, it is quite a dominating structure and is worth a stroll around the fortifications if just to get views of the harbour and the promenade which is always busy from morning to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 14, 2009

Paphos Harbour and Castle
Paphos Harbour
Paphos, Cyprus

Palm Grove Restaurant

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Restaurant | "A Restaurant that serves the Best Moussaka in Paphos"

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One of the good things about visiting the lovely island of Cyprus is eating home-cooked Cypriot food. You can go to Cyprus and eat steak and chips if you want to but I don't see the point as the choice of food in restaurants is extraordinarily wide, reflecting many different influences, Greek, Turkish and Lebanese dishes all feature on menus.During my stay in Paphos in December 2007 I was very fortunate to be able to try lots of different restaurants as we ate out every night due to the very basic facilities of the apartment we were staying in near Coral Bay. One of the busiest and most atmospheric restaurants we ate in was the Palm Grove restaurant which is situated in the Intercoral Shop...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 8, 2009

Palm Grove Restaurant
Intercoral Shopping Centre
Paphos, Cyprus

Coral Bay Paphos Photo, Paphos, Cyprus
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Tourism didn't arrive in the small town of Paphos until the 1980's and I didn't arrive until December 2006. It was Christmas and I wanted to see my son who was based in Athens at the time. As I didn't really fancy spending Xmas in a bustling, over-crowded and polluted city like Athens, I chose to visit Cyprus and meet up with him there. I remember walking to the coach which was waiting outside the airport to take us on to Pathos and thinking this place looks a bit run down. I could see the sea in the background so I felt a little more cheerful but part of me kept thinking - perhaps I should have gone to Athens after all. As the coach trundled down the cronky, pot-holed roads and came into ...Read More