The project started with Mr Christos Christoforou’s love of Birds and Wildlife. The Pafos Zoo was originally going to be for Mr Christoforou’s private use to house his enormous private collection of Birds, but he decided to open the Zoo to the public, so that they may also enjoy the splendours of his private collection & it also being a unique Zoo in Cyprus. Mr Christoforou’s other aim was to educate the local community about the importance of caring & conserving all wildlife. The Zoo took 3 years to complete & it was finally open to the public in September 2003.
Ancient temples, rock-cut tombs and Roman villas with elaborate mosaic floors all reflect the highly sophisticated societies which inhabited Paphos in the past. With a history dating back more than eight thousand years, the town offers a wealth of treasures to the visitor.
With history and culture enticing visitors from near and far to explore each and every corner of Paphos, times past are now the focus of attention, albeit with a cool modern twist in an old town that has been brilliantly revamped. And with the renovated Hani of Ibrahim (Ibrahim’s Khan) standing proud at the centre of it all, with contemporary architectural features accentuating the old brickwork, we give you three great reasons to check it out.