By Sarah Coyne
We all have those places that we love to frequent and for me Labyrinth Wine Bar is one of them. Situated just off the municipal gardens in central Paphos, many people will have passed it and never known it was there because if you blink you will miss it. It is almost hidden from public view but the entrance is through a small pedestrian gate set in the old garden wall. The bar is situated in an old colonial style building dating from 1907 and has a terrace outside while indoors there are secluded seating areas and a gallery space. It looks tiny from the outside but inside it goes on and on – hence the name.
The bar is huge and has a vast selection of wines on show and scattered around are cupboard-like cellars of wine; no doubt in storage for future years to come. The selection of wine is very impressive and covers all budgets. There are over 60 local and international wines on the wine list and the owner certainly knows his stuff here. Bottles range in price from 16 to 136 euros. They have nine “House” wines – red, white and rosé to enjoy by the glass.
Labyrinth is in the middle of where many of our best eateries are in Paphos and makes an ideal place to enjoy an aperitif before dinner. But if you want to stay the whole evening they offer various platters consisting of meat, cheese, smoked salmon or salads. Various musicians perform live on a Saturday night which adds to the cool vibe of the place.
The gallery inside under the name Mitos Gallery is planning exciting regular exhibitions, which is a great addition to the space.
If you want to sit in a lovely environment, drinking wines and watching the trendy people of Paphos this is the place. With the onset of winter this makes a wonderful indoor venue to meet friends and try new wines from the list.
Labyrinth Wine Bar and Gallery
Where: Ayiou Theodorou 5, Paphos
When: 5.30pm – 1am. Closed Sunday
Contact: 99 425862
How much: Glass of wine from 5 euros, Platters from 7 euros