Old Town Of Paphos
Old Town Of Paphos
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  • Nounouti
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Could not, not go back
    i did write a review few days back, my legs could not help but come back. Today’s meal was even better. The Red mullet and fish were fried to such perfection that I ate the lot, head tail and all. Never tasted better calamari, better ceviche, never had such impeccable service. Believe me not being paid for this review and would come back daily without hesitation. The price not cheap nor expensive and no one should complain in view of the quality and perfection of the cooking Yum yum
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Zia N
    Birmingham, United Kingdom140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not old but not bad
    If it was rebranded paphos centre then people perhaps wouldn't have expectations of a pretty quaint old town area. We were pleasantly surprised. Compared to the very run down kato paphos area this felt clean and smart. Great views and nice old market area of souvenir shops
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Amanda P
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Lovely place to visit we took a taxi . New places opening and the whole town is being modernised, plenty of shops and cafe bars . Well woth a visit looks great at night lighting is beautiful . Great views across paphos as ypu reach the top of the hill . A must on your to do list while in paphos. Buses run frequently and also there are plenty of taxis. (Taxi fare 15 euro from old town to paphos harbour )
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
  • sandra w
    Port Talbot, United Kingdom51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trendy bars to visit
    Visited in the evening but wished we'd gone earlier as lots of shops were shut. Had to take 2 buses from our hotel and had a 25 min wait at the harbour for the second bus unfortunately. Bought a day ticket for €5 as each journey is €1.5. Lovely views. Trendy bars and restaurants. Lots of construction work though. Research restaurants before you go. In the evening, we caught the bus where we were dropped off and it was a minibus!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Stacey H
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old town stunning
    Going to paphos for 10+ years I can remember when the old town was the fruit market! Now it’s stunning streets of local bars and restaurants where you will find local Cypriots enjoying Sundays with their whole families , w real authentic feel. Streets are picturesque. Some really lovely restaurants can’t wait to explore some more next year!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Sligomammy
    County Sligo, Ireland186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Summer 2023
    Unfortunately visited on a wed afternoon so half day closing for shops. Iced coffee revived us after a long walk and was like finding an oasis in the middle of the desert! Once revived, lovely streets to explore. Lots of eateries, coffee shops, tavernas and an amazing sunset whilst sipping a cocktail. Then enjoyed some cypriot BBQ food and people watching from various different locations in the town. Definitely.worth a visit
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • paulapea73
    41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Town Pathos
    Nice walk to the old town. Some lovely coffee and juice shops with beautiful views of the sea. Also a market in a beautiful setting. We had a coffee and a juice at Sykaminia some humus olives and bread which was fresh reasonably price and delicious
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Tiptoptotty
    113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sure where everyone else went
    We had a fab time in the Old Town and are not sure what the negative comments are about. Yes, there are lots of samey tourist shops but there are also loads of independent art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Paphos is a tourist resort, so you need to manage your expectations, but this is great for a few hours’ break from the pool.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2024
  • buddy1506
    Chichester, United Kingdom36 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not as expected, but found a lovely Cafe for lunch
    This was not what I expected. The market is a number of stools set up for tourists that are all very similar. Not the market experience I was expecting. There is nice pedestrianised area, but many of the shops / bars had closed down meaning there are a lot of empty units diminishing the experience of an ‘old town’ that I was looking for. Great view from the bus station over the sea and harbour. I would thoroughly recommend Sykaminia Cafe for lunch - which is opposite Cafe Nero near the bus station. Great atmosphere and well priced fresh food. Nice views towards the ocean, The town is worth a visit, but lower your expectations.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 21, 2024
  • Emma-Louise A
    Leicester, United Kingdom25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little town worth a visit but was very quiet.
    The Old Town of Paphos has clearly had some money spent on it in terms of modernization. We only visited on a Monday evening, and it was extremely quiet. However, based on the few hours we were there, we enjoyed exploring with the kids and felt extremely safe. Everywhere was clean, and I would say it's worth a trip to check it off the list.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written July 2, 2024
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Nounouti
London13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
i did write a review few days back, my legs could not help but come back. Today’s meal was even better. The Red mullet and fish were fried to such perfection that I ate the lot, head tail and all. Never tasted better calamari, better ceviche, never had such impeccable service. Believe me not being paid for this review and would come back daily without hesitation.
The price not cheap nor expensive and no one should complain in view of the quality and perfection of the cooking
Yum yum
Written July 31, 2023
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rdella
Princes Risborough, UK1,887 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
The old town of Paphos sits slightly up on the hillside from the shoreline. It is quite compact and has some interesting buildings. There is a great café Nero which has an amazing view across down to Paphos harbour. The best way to view the old town is on foot or by bike and the main attractions I guess all the meals and graffiti artist drawings.
Written July 27, 2021
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Pipsylil58
St Agnes, UK12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We stopped here briefly (for an hour) off the sightseeing bus to check out the ‘Old Town’. Yes I’ll agree there’s no cobbled streets or donkeys and it probably doesn’t have the same charm as your Spanish old towns but we quite liked it. There’s a lot of shops selling the same old overpriced touristy tat (but it’s cheaper than at the harbour side and the shop keepers are much friendlier!). And if you keep wandering around you will find some hidden gems where there are a few selling handmade things. (Look for the art shop which supports lots of local artists it’s particularly good!) Generally though we thought It had a nice feel to it with quite a few little tavernas and restaurants mixed in amongst the shops. Plenty of variety to keep my ‘easily bored’ teens shopping for a bit!
Written June 14, 2023
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Vicky R
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We travelled here in the morning and it was quiet until about 10am compared to when we were leaving. Easy access via bus 610. Parts of the town are being refurbished so a lot of builders around when we were there! There are beautiful tavernas, little cafes as well as the market itself. There are also historic buildings dotted about as well as street art. Definitely worth a visit to see a glimpse of old Cyprus. The market itself is what you’d imagine: hand bags, Cypriot material, souvenirs, leather etc! We got some bargains!
Written August 24, 2022
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Emma-Louise A
Leicester, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
The Old Town of Paphos has clearly had some money spent on it in terms of modernization.
We only visited on a Monday evening, and it was extremely quiet. However, based on the few hours we were there, we enjoyed exploring with the kids and felt extremely safe. Everywhere was clean, and I would say it's worth a trip to check it off the list.
Written July 2, 2024
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Maxine A
Kettering, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Walked into the old town from our hotel on the king’s road, about 30 minutes.
Now the old town is lovely but you can easily miss the hidden gems of small streets shops, cafe and the tourist market.
Head for the market behind cafe Nero and you will find streets to explore.
If you miss it you’ll end up in the square with all the official building and a few rubbish shops.
It’s well worth a trip but you’ll only need a couple of hours to see everything.
Written March 9, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,784 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Thursday 13th October and we took a stroll around the Old Town of Paphos.

There were some interesting parts but sadly there is not much character, rather soulless. A lot of it is a building site with old buildings being knocked down and replaced with new ones. It appeared that nothing seems to be restored, demolition and rebuild seems to be the preferred option.

Some of the old buildings still remaining were in a state of disrepair and crumbling, no doubt they will be demolished and rebuilt. There were some well maintained old buildings to see, not too many.

There was lots of graffiti around which really did add to the sense of depression and decline.

We did visit the Municipal Market (reviewed separately) which was a waste of time. The narrow streets around the market were lined with new build modern shops selling mostly souvenirs.
Written October 22, 2022
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david s
netanya, israel516 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Regrettably, a visit on a hot day to the old town proved a disappointment. Quite a few of the shops were closed, and those that were open were void of tourists. The Covid pandemic wreaked havoc on the island's tourist industry and had a devastating effect on the old town. It was really sad to walk the empty streets, and for a tourist, practically nothing to see, save maybe the nice architectural renovation of the old khan ( a former rest place for travelers and their horses) and surrounding buildings.
cost for a taxi from Poseidonos Avenue to/from the Old Town Euro 8 for each direction, taking less than ten minutes.
Written July 11, 2021
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ButterflyFoto
London, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
610 bus from Harbour to Old Town.
It feels more modern than old which is a bit of a shame, lots of building work happening and will be bright and colourful once completed.
Many bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from.
We enjoyed looking through the little lanes and we stumbled across a very peaceful and tranquil courtyard for a drink - Kiniras Garden.
Bought some nice gifts from some of the local shops, everything is handmade.
Written June 27, 2022
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Robert h
Worthing, UK98 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Should be renamed 'New town' Paphos. Acknowledging that we visited 'off season' (February), there's not much that's old about this area of Paphos. There is a lot of construction going on, and it appears to be a generic makeover of the area, with lots of plain white walls and facades that have little character or individuality that one comes to expect with old villages and towns.

Speaking to a local builder, it seems to be the work of the Mayor who has seen fit to carry out the work in this fashion. This strategy is apparently NOT popular with the local people - even if they are employed in carrying it out it seems! Many of the units are empty, and the Municipal market consists of a few stalls selling their wares. There is a charming shop ('Spaces'?) where they exhibit and demonstrate local crafts and skills, including glassblowing, weaving and pottery.

There are numerous bars and cafe's that no doubt are open and busy in the summer, and we enjoyed a drink or two, with a lovely view over Paphos and out to sea. Overall, very disappointing.
Written February 15, 2023
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