The town’s name is associated with the goddess Aphrodite in the foundation myth, since the eponymous Paphos was the son (or, according to Ovid, daughter) of Pygmalion, whose ivory worship figure of Aphrodite was brought to life by the goddess as “milk-white” Galatea.
Ktima is the primary residential zone, whilst Kato Paphos, by the sea, is constructed around the old port and has the majority of the city’s luxury hotels and entertainment infrastructure. The busiest route in Paphos, Apostolou Pavlou Avenue (St. Paul’s Avenue), links two-thirds of the city. It starts in the city centre at Kennedy Square and ends at the port outside the old fort.
Paphos is the capital of cultural and heritage in Cyprus and has many attractions and museums to back the claim