Paphos Harbor is mostly a tourist hub; the street along the water is overflowing with restaurants and souvenir shops. But amongst it all, there are slices of serenity. We loved walking this small corner near the castle, even in the pre-sunset chill. Men came out to fish along the road, staying long after the daylight left. Later, while we were eating dinner nearby, we even had a man come running into the restaurant with a live octopus that he had just pulled out of the water.
I don’t have photos of it, but both mornings that we were here, we started our day running along the boardwalk from our hotel to this castle and back. The view was incredible. There is something oddly reassuring about seeing the waves crest next to you as you run in January. The harbor gave us that.