A visitor's guide to Kato Paphos resort in Cyprus

Kato Paphos is the main tourist destination in Paphos region and one of the top holiday resorts in Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea. Many good hotels, small yet nice beaches, a lot of attractions and activities, restaurants and bars, very good infrastructure make Kato Paphos a very desirable holiday destination.

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Kato Paphos area

Kato Paphos attractions

Kato Paphos beaches

Kato Paphos nightlife

How to get to Kato Paphos

Restaurants and bars

Kato Paphos area is the heart of tourism for Paphos. Most of the hotels, restaurants, and bars are gathered in this area. At the same time, local people visit the area very frequently, so Kato Paphos is the area where everybody mixes up and mingle. In addition to the infrastructure, there are also a lot of attractions and things to do in the area. This unique mixture of ancient, old and new, variety of accommodation and food, the nice beaches, the sightseeing, the activities, are what make Kato Paphos area so popular, with hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Kato Paphos is a part of Paphos town. Paphos is practically divided into two distinctive areas, Kato Paphos and upper Paphos or old town. Kato Paphos is the area by the sea, while Paphos old town is about 2 km in the inland. While Kato Paphos mainly developed during the last 30-40 years to become the top holiday resort it is today, the old town, as the name suggests, is where the locals used to leave and still most of Paphos inhabitants stay in this area.

Kato Paphos attractions

There are numerous attractions in the area. Paphos harbour, Kato Paphos archaeological park, Paphos Aphrodite water park, Panagia Chrysopolitissa church and Saint Paul's pillar, Agia Solomoni catacombs, Tombs of the Kings are among them.

Kato Paphos beaches

There are some small yet nice beaches in Kato Paphos area. Some of them are awarded a Blue Flag which means that they meet certain criteria such as clear waters, amenities for swimmers and lifeguards. For more information see the dedicated page on Kato Paphos beaches.

Kato Paphos nightlife

Kato Paphos is the heart of Paphos nightlife. There are many places where you can find cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs as well as dancing clubs. Ayiou Antoniou street, the well-known street bar of Kato Paphos, is the place to go for a rather intense night out. There are also a number of beach bars, especially in the area of Rikkos beach to the west of Kato Paphos, where you can go for a different night out and join and enjoy a beach party.

How to get to Kato Paphos

If you drive a car, then just follow the road signs towards Kato Paphos, they are clear and it is almost impossible to get lost. There are also local buses which you can use to get to Kato Paphos. They have regular routes connecting all areas of Paphos with Kato Paphos, from early in the morning until late, from Coral Bay to the west to Paphos airport to the east. Click here for directions from / to Paphos airport. Of course, if you stay in one of the numerous hotels in Kato Paphos, then visiting the harbour and castle is just a short and very beautiful walk.

Restaurants and bars

There are many restaurants and bars in the areas. There are restaurants offering both local and international cuisine. Prices vary depending on the status of each restaurant. Bars and pubs are good places to sit and have a good time socializing while drinking a beer and listening to music. Many of them offer happy hours usually relatively early in the evening.