Attractions Paphos Τhe history of Pharos in Kato Paphos

Τhe history of Pharos in Kato Paphos

The Pharos of Kato Paphos is located next to the archaeological sites of Kato Paphos near the harbour and the well-known Medieval Castle of the city. It was the first lighthouse ever built in Cyprus by the British in 1888. Its purpose was to guide seafarers to the harbour in safety at night.

Next followed the construction of the lighthouses in Cavo Greco, Agia Napa and in Cavo Kiti, Larnaka.

Pharos in Kato Paphos operates with solar energy. It has the ability to save energy for 25 days,  ensuring it can continue to operate even if there is no sun.

Its clean structure lines and strict architecture reveal its functionality. The main building material is stone, which gives the impression that Pharos is in its natural environment.

Today, Pharos is considered to be a part of our culture and attracts many tourists every year while demonstrating the important relationship of people who lived in Cyprus with the sea.

Top Stories

302 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 302 new Coronavirus cases out of 38,001 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Monday, 1, March, taking confirmed infections to...

Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail

Judges found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three...

Tourism DepMin welcomes Royall Caribbean’s decision to include Cyprus in its routes

Cyprus Deputy Ministry for Tourism welcomed world-renowned cruise ships company, Royal Caribbean's decision to incorporate Cyprus among its destinations during June – August 2021,...

Where to get a rapid test on Tuesday, 2 March

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

CyBC says Eurovision song will not change

Andreas Frangos, President of the Administrative Board of state broadcaster CyBC, said that the song that will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision contest will...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...