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The culture of a region is identified by the people and their beliefs and most importantly their civilization. Paphos (Pafos) was once ruled by powerful empires like the Romans and the Myceneans, the relics of which can be distinctly traced in the Cypriot Culture.

The city of Paphos is famous for its art and culture around the world, it can also be called as the cultural seat of the Europe. Being the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite has made this city even more pious. The museums, art galleries and festivals revolve around the city’s rich cultural background.

Galleries

Kivotos Arts & Crafts Gallery

Kivotos Arts & Crafts Gallery

‘Kivotos’ in Greek literally means an ark, simply put, which means a safe haven for all the artists in the region...

Forza 9

The Forza 9 art gallery lies in the heart of the Polis Chrysochous on the Andrea Lardou street, and is a great platform...

Festivals

Green Monday, February

At the beginning of Lent, 'Green Monday' is celebrated in Paphos (or Pafos) with a kite flying competition...

Anthestiria Flower Festival, May

In May, Cypriots welcome the arrival of the spring with the Anthestiria or Flower Festival...

Agia Paraskevi Traditional Fair, July

Celebrated in the honour of St. Paraskevi, this fair is organised in all the churches of Cyprus...

Museums

Pafos Ethnographical Museum

Owned and run by the Eliades family, this is the most enriched and the best private museum in Paphos...

The Steni Museum of Village Life

Situated at Steni in Paphos, the Steni Museum of Village Life, embodies the rural life in Paphos from the period 1800 to 1945...

District Archaeological Museum

A majestic house to the variety of archaeological objects in the Paphos District, the Archaeological Museum is located...

Exhibitions

Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art

The Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art gallery is located on the Solonos Street which represents culturally rich city of Paphos...

Kouklia Arts Centre

The Kouklia Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Kouklia village. The centre is extended over two buildings namely...

Kyklos Gallery

The Kyklos Gallery is the oldest art gallery in the Paphos City. It is a popular platform to showcase the works of many local and...

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