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Kouklia was once known as 'Palaeopaphos' (Old Paphos) and is roughly 16.6 kms away from the actual city of Paphos on the popular Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The village is situated north of Limassol's central highway the A6 in Paphos's coastal area and is only about 8 kms from Paphos airport.
Kouklia, once an important centre of religious worship for many of the Mediterranean countries was known to be the mythical birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and today is an important archaeological region having been designated a UNESCO heritage site. The village is a peaceful place in a agricultural area but there is still plenty to see and do with its beaches, watersports, eateries, ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes.

Top Attractions near Kouklia

Panagia Katholiki Church was constructed during the 12th or 13th Century and it's dome can still be seen as well as parts of murals from this time. Additions were made during the 16th century and with later additions the church has lost its original cross shape.

The Royal Manor House is known to be one of the best surviving examples of Frankish architecture in Cyprus. It was built by the Lusignian kings in the 13th century and was used a adminstrative centre. Only parts of the original structure remain and the east wing, which dates to the Ottoman period is now used as an archaeological museum.

The Sanctuary of Aphrodite once a very important religious site once consisted of numerous buildings but very little now remains apart from the low foundations of the north of the temple. Exhibits and displays can be seen in La Cavocle which is now used as a museum. This Lusignan manor was once the headquarters of the Crusaders sugar plantations and it gave it's name to the modern village of Kouklia.