Paphos is split into two areas: there is Pano Paphos, which is also known as the old town, and Kato Paphos, which follows the coastline up to the harbour. With a total population of around 90,000, Paphos covers 1,396 km² and incorporates four municipalities.
The charm of Paphos still continues to draw in many British expats looking to move to Cyprus, with a notable appeal for the younger Brits who are looking for a more multi-cultural community. Here we take a look at some of the key areas of Paphos:
A ten minute drive towards the hills from Peyia will bring you to Kathikas, a traditional Cypriot village. Known as part of ‘wine country’ as it is well known for its grape production, such as xynisteri grapes.
The village is located ‘above the humidity line’, which means that due to its elevation, the heat of the summer isn’t quite so intense here. Equally the winters are a little chillier.
The town of Peyia is situated around 14km northwest of Paphos and boasts impressive views of the Mediterranean from its hillside location. Surrounded by a large forest and with the Akamas National Park to its south, as well as the district’s best sandy beaches Peyia appeals to those that gravitate towards an outdoor lifestyle.
It is also a short drive from Coral Bay; famed more as a tourist strip with an array of bars, clubs and restaurants, so that there is a nightlife there if you choose it.
The town has all amenities within walking distance, including an English-speaking private school with an intake of three to 18 years.
Property remains fairly cheap here compared to some part of the island and is seeing increasing levels of buyers looking to invest in property here.
With its origins as a small fishing harbour, Latchi has expanded considerably and is a great draw to all nautical enthusiasts.
With its location in the northwest of the island, it is a little further out from Paphos Airport in comparison to some of the other towns on the island.
If you’re looking for a more rural rather than coastal location, Tala is the place to head to. Situated A 6km north of Paphos, is a hotspot for British buyers looking for an area that is split almost equally between Cypriot and European residents.
Koulika lies around 16km east of Paphos and was once well known as something of a religious centre, drawing in pilgrims from across the Mediterranean. It remains on the doorstep of the birthplace of Aphrodite and due to its historical interest, still remains as a key location to both set up home and for holiday lets.
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