Guys of antiquity worshipped Aphrodite by sex along with her temple maids at Paphos on Cyprus. Now the website gets brand new recognition, writes Andrea Watson.
In 2017, Paphos will relish the name of European Capital of customs. That would have thought that this vacation resort in Western Cyprus, a tangible jungle of resorts, Chinese and Indian eateries, bars, tired souvenir stores, pinball parlours and all sorts of the detritus of 1970s-style mass market tourism could win this honour? Also some people that are local amazed.
Just just What did europe, which determines the name, see in this bid? Scrape the surface – literally – and you’ve got the response. The possibility development by way of a farmer ploughing land in 1966 delivered to light an enormous archaeological website near the harbour where cup base boats ply their trade. […]