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Built on a rocky escarpment, Upper Paphos commands a superb view of the coastline and the harbour of Lower Paphos is ringed by tavernas famous for their fish dishes. It is a place of historic and archaeological interest, including the remains of the House of Dionysus, a Roman villa with some fine mosaics, and the nearby Villa of Theseus.
Other attractions include the District Museum, the castle overlooking the harbour, the Tombs of the Kings, the remains of the Byzantine castle of Saranda Kolones, the Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery and the Panagia Chryseleousa Church, the biggest early Christian basilica on the island.
Paphos is an excellent centre for exploration; eastwards the land rises through the vineyards, the forests and the Cedar Valley; northwards, the road leads over the foothills, passing close to the monastery of Agios Neofytos (founded in AD1220), and down to the little town of Polis on the north coast.
Polis is an unexploited and virtually undeveloped beach area with one tourist hotel, a campsite and a few self-catering establishments; accommodation is also possible in private homes. Nearby is the fishing harbour of Latchi, which offers a variety of fish dishes including grilled swordfish steak. Westwards from Latchi is an unspoilt beach; beyond is the little grotto known as Fontana Amorosa.
North of Paphos is Coral Bay which has a bathing beach and several good restaurants. Further on is the fishing village of Ayios Yeorgios tis Peyias, which has an early Christian basilica of the same name and some ancient tombs cut into rocks; and nearby is Lara Beach where a turtle hatchery has been established.
In the opposite direction, towards Limassol, is the village of Yeroskipos, home of 'Turkish Delight', with a small but interesting folk museum; and Palaia Pafis (Aphrodite's Temple), with the Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Birthplace), near the village of Kouklia.
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