The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was on a tour of the island and found himself in Paphos:

A fest of Venus upon her rising from the sea. The people of Paphos formerly celebrated it with lascivious rites. Foreign men were invited in marriage...

It is interesting to see how the names of places were understood and written by the visitors. Johan David Akerblad, a Swedish orientalist and diplomat, kept a record of his visit to various places in Cyprus: