Paphos Shopping and Districts

(Paphos, Cyprus)

View of local cafeThe shopping opportunities in Paphos reflect its status as a leading tourist resort, and holiday makers won't find it difficult to purchase everything from famous Lefkara lace and silver handicrafts, to groceries, designer gear and stylish beachwear.

Many gift shops in Paphos tend to stock all of the usual tacky seaside souvenirs, although within the biggest hotels, onsite gift shops do tend to provide a better quality of goods. The traditional Cypriot beverage of Zivania (distilled Pomace wine) is always an especially popular souvenir, although do be warned - it is 45% proof and so extremely alcoholic.

Image of Paphos Old Town market

Where to Shop

The best shopping choices in Paphos are clustered around the Makarios III Avenue, in the Ktima district. At the northerly end of this avenue is an open-air market, where local goods and bric-a-brac await bargain hunters.

Bear in mind that shopping hours in Paphos are extended during the busy summer season, with the biggest stores staying open until at least 20:00 and often as late as 23:00. However, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, shops often choose to close. Shops in Paphos and throughout Cyprus close on Sundays.

Debenhams is a popular department store here, while for self-caterers, supermarkets come in the form of Carrefour, Orphanides and Papantoniou. Those planning to get married in Paphos and looking for suit hire will find several wedding specialists in this area of Cyprus.