Kato, the lower part of Paphos, Cyprus, is the home of the harbour. Despite being part of Paphos town, Kato has a life and feel independent to that of Paphos. Kato is the sea front of the town, with a wealth of important archeological sites, and delicious smells in the air, emanating from the traditional fish tavernas.
There are many places of interest in Kato, from the Paphos District Archeological Museum to Paphos Castle standing at the harbour. The Tombs of the Kings are a magnificent sight; 4th century tombs carved into solid rock complete with decorative pillars, and carvings. There are also the mosaic floors discovered during the excavation of the House of Aion, depiction scenes from Greek mythology.
The Ayia Solomon Church is a beautiful white orthodox church in Kato Paphos, where a sacred tree stands. Legend has it that those who leave personal offerings in the branches are cured of their ailments.
Being part of Paphos, Cyprus, Kato is not far from sensational beaches like the ones at Coral Bay and Kefalos, and all the facilities that they have to offer. The town of Paphos has all the facilities, shops and restaurants required to fully relax on holiday, and the range of holiday villas and luxury apartments in Kato mean that every taste is satisfied.
At the height of the summer in August, temperatures peak at 38°C. This is the busiest month in Paphos, but temperatures are hot from May until the end of October, and even winter temperatures are not too cold, with temperatures in January, the coldest month, rarely dipping below 10°C.
Paphos has its own airport, and therefore travel to Kato is very easy. There are regular flights from over 18 UK airports on a range of providers, so deals on last minute holidays or cheap flights to Kato are often very good.
Due to the size of the island and the many attractions scattered across the island, many people think the best way to get the most out of a Kato Paphos holiday rental is to rent a hire car. Hire cars are readily available from the airport.