Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 1

Published 29th of June, 2019

It's a year since we had a proper look around Old Town, so we thought another blog was due. We won't be revisiting every place we visited in the previous blogs. Instead we will be focusing on new additions and places we missed last year. Even so, we took nearly 100 pictures for this blog, so we have split it in two. Part 2 will be published on monday.

Introductions

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We will start by showing you some of the things you can expect to see in the two blogs, to whet your appetite. Lantern Lane was a big draw last year, in part because of the delicious food served at Laona restaurant. However, the lanterns themselves were also a draw. Unfortunately, the winter storms blew them away, literally, but they are now back and better than ever.

New Vistas

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We won't be revisiting every mural. You can see them in existing blogs and on our Old Pafos companion website. Instead, we will be focusing on areas that have recently been redeveloped, like this walkway.

Ibrahim's Khan

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Ibrahim's Khan is also coming together nicely, so we will pop in here.

Secluded Green Areas

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But we will also be visiting the more secluded areas, like Ivis Maliotou Park.

New Beginnings

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And if you miss the Old Old Pafos, take heart. Not everything is nice and shiny new like the Cafe Nerro. No, a lot of the old businesses still survive in Old Pafos. We shall be visiting some of them so you can see that it isn't all just a brave new world.

So what are we waiting for? Let's get the show on the road...

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