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You’ll find the harbour city of Paphos in southwestern Cyprus, where the mountains meet the sea and where there are a tons of things to do. In Paphos, locals pride themselves on being the birthplace of the Aphrodite (Venus), the goddess of love and beauty. With that mythical correlation, a sense of romance, beauty and deep history enriches everything here, inspiring writers, poets and artists throughout time. The city boasts diverse influences from various conquerors. The sites are rich here, whether you go to Old Paphos and Kouklia, the legendary Kato Paphos Archaeology Park or the modern city of New Paphos. And, beyond the city, you’ll discover some of the finest beaches in the country—here, sun, sand and sea collide for perfect days of relaxation.  Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.