Paphos town is the upper part of Paphos also called Pano Paphos or Ktima which is home to all of the trendy boutiques, shops, Debenhams, supermarkets, governement offices, the courthouse, most of the private clinics, the general hospital and most of the private schools. There are also a few quaint hotels here nestled on back streets that have more of a local feel compared to the luxurious 5 star resorts that are in Kato (lower) Paphos and Coral Bay area. A covered market that sells souvenirs, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables is open all year round and is a great place to meander around and enjoy the bustle or the market or just relax at one of the many cafes that overlook Kato Paphos and provide a spectacular panoramic view of the Sea. The International airport is only 10 minutes away from town at which thousands of tourists fly in daily during the high season to enjoy the great weather, relaxing lifestyle and friendly people. Historically, Paphos has such a great legacy that UNESCO just added the entire town to its World Cultural Heritage List. Paphos stood as the capital of Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Old Paphos where the village of Kouklia lies is an important archaeological area where excavations have been conducted uncovering the famous temple of "Aphrodite of Pafos" who was said was said to have emerged from the sea by Paphos. In addition, old Paphos was one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in the ancient Greek world. Ayios Neophytos Monastery is just outside of Paphos and is famous for its enclosure that was carved out of the mountain and houses some of the best Byzantine frescoes from the 12th and 15th centuries. Visiting or living in Paphos provides a culturally rich town steeped in tradition yet it keeps up with today's world by providing all the amenities and conveniences of the modern, fast paced world but at a slower pace!