Information & Facts
Paphos enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with sunny, warm
summers and short mild winters when the weather is comparable to a
pleasant European spring. In summer temperatures are comfortable
without too much humidity. Towards the end of the brief winter
season, in late January and February, snow falls on the nearby
mountains and it is possible to make a ski-trip and take a dip in
the blue sea all on the same day. Paphos guarantees more than 340
sunny days a year.
Paphos has a reliable and inexpensive bus system that connects
Kato Paphos and the upper town. Hiring a car is a good way to
explore the surrounding areas, but the main parts of town can be
easily navigated on foot. Municipal taxis are available and tend to
be reasonably priced, servicing Paphos and its surrounds, although
it is recommended that these are hailed rather than pre-booked as
drivers tend to turn on meters when leaving to pick up passengers.
For the more adventurous, hiring a scooter can be an exciting way
to explore Paphos, but it is worth noting that accident rates are
The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small
percentage speaks Turkish. The Greek Cypriot dialect differs from
mainland Greece. English, German and French are spoken in tourist
The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008.
Major credit cards are accepted at most establishments. Money and
travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, open from Monday to
Friday. There are ATMs spread throughout the island, operating 24
hours a day.
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