Paphos Facts

Visitors arrive at the international airport which has regular shuttles along the 8km highway to Paphos Town. The main bus station is in upper town at Ano Pafos (Ktima) with daily buses to Kato Pafos, every 15 minutes or so, and to Coral Bay every 20 minutes. Other daily buses go to Polis and villages nearby. There are three services a day to Limassol and to Nicosia.

The main mode of transport is taxis which line up along the promenade in the lower town of Kato Pafos or near the bus station in Ano Pafos (Ktima) . Service taxis can be called from your hotel and are cheaper than normal taxis for longer journeys. They will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.

Paphos accommodation — rooms and hotels

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There's the wide range of hotels and apartments, although most are designed for the package tour market and the independent traveller may have difficulty finding rooms, especially in the high season. The holiday hotels are found along the coast in Kato Pafos and the independent vsitor will head to Ano Pafos (Ktima) where rooms are much more readily available. The only decent camping is at Coral Bay, about 11km north of Pafos.

Paphos restaurants and eating out

There is a huge number of restaurants and bars in Kato Pafos, notably around the attractive harbour where tables spill out onto the promenade. Visitors pay top prices in the tourist hotspots and better and cheaper meals can be found in side street tavernas strip. Restaurants are thinner on the ground in Ano Pafos (Ktima).

Most bars and clubs are clustered along Agiou Antoniou, known locally as Bar Street. Most cater for the younger crowd. There are several British-style pubs and at least eight nightclubs.There are plenty of banks and ATMs in both Ano Pafos (Ktima) and Kato Pafos. Exchange services are dotted everywhere and many places will accept UK money if a small tip is thrown in.

Police Paphos: 26 806 060

Cyprus Telephones

The Cyprus country code is 357 so to dial Cyprus from the UK it's
UK dial out 00 + 357 +area code + local number

Cyprus area codes are:

22 Nicosia 23 Famagusta 24 Larnaca
25 Limassol 25 Platres 26 Paphos

Ayia Napa local numbers (23):


There is a range of Cyprus-wide hotline numbers to get help or report stuff .

Emergency: 112Police Hotline: 1460British Police: 1443
Hospitals: 1400Forest Fires: 1407Narcotics Helpline: 1410
Drug Unit: 1498Domestic Violence: 1440Night Chemists:1403


Larnaca: 24 630300Limassol: 25 330333Nicosia: 22 451111
Paralimni: 23 821211Paphos: 26 240111*Emergency aid is free


Larnaca: 24 643000Paphos: 26 422833

Cyprus Tourism Organization

Ayia Napa: 23 721100Nicosia: 22 37715

Cyprus Hotel Association

Ayia Napa: 23 721275Nicosia: 22 445251


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