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Paphos Harbour
Interesting with the old castle and lots of colourful fishing boats in the harbour but it’s very touristy. There are plenty of fish restaurants, although much of the fish is cooked from frozen. I had expected meals with plenty of Mediterranean vegetables but, sadly, most meals come with both rice and chunky chips. The local wine is very drinkable.

Paphos Castle/Fort
The original Byzantian castle dates from 1391. It was rebuilt in the thirteenth century by the Lusignans, originally a French family, much given to crusading who established branches in Cyprus and Armenia. Ownership passed onto the Venetians, who dismantled it in 1570, only to be ousted by the Ottomans who rebuilt it. The Ottomans used it as dungeons and the British as a warehouse for salt from 1878 until 1935. There’s a good view of the harbour from the top.

Archaeological Park
This is a large World Heritage  ite next to Paphos Harbour. A number of houses have been excavated and many beautiful mosaics have been revealed. The site also includes a large Odeon, a semi-circular amphitheatre. It’s well worth a visit to see the mosaics (probably the best I have seen anywhere in the world), as well as the amazing views of the harbour and sea.

St. Solomon’s Catacombs
There are small group of catacombs between Kato Paphos and the harbour. The Saint Solomon’s Catacombs is an underground  church carved into the limestone. There are also some suggestions that It was used as a graveyard from the Hellenistic times. Outside the catacombs there is a large tree where locals and tourists hang rags and handkerchiefs, with the legend that doing so can cure diseases.

Paphos Old Town and Market
There’s not much character to the buildings in the old town. However, there is a colourful, interesting indoor covered market selling clothes, jewellery, pictures, art, lace tablecloths, leather goods and tourist souvenirs, etc. in a Bazaar style setting. The market is open Monday to Saturday from about 9am to 2pm. Whilst we were in Cyprus the banks opened after 11 days of being closed but the large queues to withdraw money did not materialise, even though the Laiki bank was due to be closed down.