Living in Paphos, Cyprus:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Paphos, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Paphos what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Paphos is a small city with the population of only 50 thousand. For families with children it is advisable to check with the local schools before making permanent decisions to relocate. There are only three English speaking schools and they tend to be full for most grades. The unemployment rates are high and finding job can be a problem.

Loukas, says: 2020

It’s very ancient with plenty of historic sites and statuary to see, but has all modern amenities and properties. Beaches abound and lots of water sports and as an Island we have the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. Plenty of bars and nightlife. Something for all ages, mobilities, pocket size and interest.

Paphos is a the fourth largest city in Cyprus. It has a population of just 50,000. The city is heavily dependent on foreign tourists, which account for 80% of its economy. Looking to visit Paphos? Expect hot, humid summers and rainy winters with mild temperatures. One can enjoy swimming in the sea throughout the year. Cypriot cuisine is one of the main attractions.

Paphos has a fabulous collection of mosaics in the town centre. Recently the municipality has realised their importance and covered them over with structures to protect them from the sun. There are a lot of Roman artifacts in Cyprus and if you came to visit Paphos you could explore lots of sites and see examples of amphora and structures that are over a thousand years old.

Paphos is a small, but remarkable city. It’s a closed community of people who have learned to help each other and spend their evenings at the beach. The weather can be testing, extremely hot and humid during summer, but not too cold during winter. The cost of living is low, but the quality is very high.

Narcisse, says: 2020

Drivers are not very careful and have been known to ignore traffic lights. Someone also has to be aware that most drivers do not believe the traffic indicator to be important while driving. Unfortunately, my city (and country in general) suffers from a high number of road accidents.

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