CYPRUS: Paphos city (Pafos) [HD]
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Paphos (Greek: Pafos) is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs of the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value.
Archaeologists report that the site of Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite's mythical birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century BC.
New Paphos (Nea Pafos), the currently inhabited town, lays about 12 km northwest of the old city Paphos, which now is the archaeological site of Palaepaphos, Kouklia.
The economy of Paphos depends largely on tourism and there are four resorts in the district: Kato Paphos, Coral Bay, Latchi, and Aphrodite Hills. The largest by far is Kato Paphos which employs over half of Paphos' population. Farming, especially banana, grape and tobacco cultivation, also contributes significantly to the economy of Paphos.
Paphos enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island. The greatest amounts of precipitation mainly occur from mid-November to March. It almost never rains in the summer. In July and August, humidity measurements can go up to 85%.
Paphos Castle was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour. It was then rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1222. In 1570 it was dismantled by the Venetians. After capturing the island, the Ottomans restored and strengthened it. Throughout the ages it has seen many uses. It has served as a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt during the British occupation of the island. More recently the castle serves as a backdrop to the annual open air Paphos cultural festival which takes place in September.
May 11 & 20, 2015
CYPRUS: Palaipafos archaeological site (Old Paphos) / Kouklia [HD]
Palaipafos (Palaepaphos) was one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in the ancient Greek world, and once an ancient city kingdom of Cyprus. Here are the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite, where the most ancient remains date back to the 12th century BC. The temple was one of the most important places of cult and pilgrimage of the ancient world, until the 3rd–4th centuries AD. The museum, housed in the Lusignan Manor, has many finds from the area.
The Lusignan Manor was built in the 13th century by Lusignan kings, and it has been renovated and restored over the years. One of the wings that dates back to the Ottoman period now hosts the museum.
Kouklia is a village in the Paphos District. The village is built in the area of Palaepaphos (Old Paphos), mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is located 14 km (9 miles) east of Paphos.
May 21, 2015
CYPRUS: Aphrodite Hiking Trail [HD]
The Aphrodite Trail is one of the most beautiful walks on Cyprus due to it's stunning views.
Moderate walk - circular trail, on paths - 7,5 to 8,0 km - 3,0 to 3,5 hours - ascents about 340m.
The trail starts in Baths of Aphrodite, an area in the Akamas (northwestern peninsula of Cyprus). It derived its name from a small grotto shaded by an old fig tree, in the waters of which, legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe. According to mythology, this is where she met her lover Adonis.
May 17, 2015
(We hiked the trail in the opposite direction.)
4K Ultra HD Cyprus Kouklia
The ancient Capital of Cyprus is now a small village and magic place. Here was the origin of the cult of Aphrodite, also called Venus. Kouklia features the ancient ruins of the temple of Aphrodite. The film is shot in 5K on Red Epic and finished in 4K. Copyright 2014. Produced by Theodoros Nikolaides and Jasmin Tschernutter. Assistant producer Ronan Saretta. Stock footage by IRIS32.
EXPLORING CYPRUS: The Tombs of the Kings in Paphos
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Paphos : The small town with great history
Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.
Cyprus Aphrodite's Rock Walk around
This is one of a walk around Aphrodite's Rock. It's soo beautiful, the water is very warm once in. Be sure to take trainers / sandals etc as there is no sandy beach.
Churches in Cyprus
Cyprus: travel around the island. The Attractions Of Paphos, Akamas, Troodos.
This video is about our trip to the island of Cyprus in 2016.
In 7 minutes you will see: coast near the town of Paphos, Paphos Archaeological Park, the beaches of Coral Bay, abandoned ship Edro III Shipwreck, Sea Caves, Peyia, Avakas Gorge, Lara (Turtle) beach, the Akamas national Park, Troodos mountains and Kykkos monastery, Orites Wind Farm, Kouklia, Limassol, Aphrodite's rock (Petra tou Romiou).
Enjoy watch video on the beautiful Cyprus!
2016 (С) Pelato