The harbour at Kato Paphos attracts visitors all year round, who take the opportunity to walk along the quay and maybe visit one of the fish restaurants, tavernas or cafes. This place is a great location for a super day out.
The whole area has recently been significantly improved. It’s become a lot more pedestrian friendly – unusual in Cyprus – with significant investment in smartening everything up.
Fancy some people watching? This is the place. Sit down at one of the many cafes or restaurants, order yourself something chilled and watch the world go by.
The view is wonderful, with lots of colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. The castle is in fact all that remains of a much earlier castle dating from 1391, which was demolished by the Venetians. The Ottomans used it as dungeons and the British as a warehouse for salt! It can be reached via a small bridge over a moat and is worth a visit for the view from the top.
The harbour is also a good place to take a boat tour of the surrounding beaches and coastline.
Many people choose to get married in Cyprus because of the weather. Among the boats in the harbour are a number dedicated to wedding receptions so very often you’ll find wedding parties on their way to enjoy a reception afloat.