Starting from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s Tourist Information Office in Gladstone Street, walk through the “classical” part of the town. Head past the neoclassical Pafos (Paphos) City Hall, a popular venue for civil weddings, and admire the Library, another neoclassical building. Spend some time in the Byzantine Museum attached to the Holy Bishopric with its remarkable collection of exhibits from the 7th to the 18th centuries, mainly icons. Among them is one of the oldest icon found in Cyprus, that of Agia Marina dating to the 8th or 9th centuries. Further down you will come across a traditional old house belonging to the Eliades family that has been converted into an Ethnographical Museum for their private collection of exhibits from the Neolithic Age to the present. Walk east along Griva Digheni Avenue past two grand neoclassical school buildings with huge flame trees in the front, stopping off at the Pafos (Paphos) Archaeological Museum with its collection of finds from the Pafos (Paphos) area. Linked to the Aphrodite Cultural Route, the museum has a rare Warrior Aphrodite. Don’t miss an interesting set of surgical and other medical instruments.
Retrace your steps to the old part of Pafos and walk down the main shopping street of Makarios Avenue until you reach the traditional pedestrian quarter or “Laiki Gonia” with its shops selling local souvenirs and the Municipal fruit and vegetable market. Further up, pass by the Christian Church of Agia Sophia that was turned into a mosque in the 16th century. To the south lies the Ottoman hamam, recently restored and used as a cultural centre. Return to the Tourist Information Office past the bus station, admiring the beautiful view of the coast as you go.