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Back at 1957 a small restaurant / coffee shop opens at the small Paphos harbour by the name Aphrodite (Venus), mainly to serve the fishermen and the few dockers who were working at the ships anchoring at the Paphos moorings.
A small restaurant/coffee shop opens at the small Paphos harbour by the name Aphrodite (Venus),mainly to serve the fishermen and the few dockers who were working at the ships anchoring at the Paphos moorings.
It was 1967 when an exhausted stranger washed ashore, right off the harbour. It was a beautiful pelican, really tired by his migration flight and was carried by the fishermen at Aphrodite restaurant.
The Paphos Pelican Restaurant story
Two years later, and after all the fame he gathered around his intriguing persona the restaurant had to change owners and thus was renamed “Pelican”.
Paphos Pelican Restaurant story
“Koko” had a car accident back at 1972. Unfortunately he didn’t survive and the harbour lost his generous and kind character.
Kokos in his natural habitat - The Pelican Restaurant Paphos
Two years later, during the Turkish invasion, the restaurant was almost completely destroyed by the Turkish air-force bombing on July 1974, only to be rebuilt and re-operate one year later.
Two years later, during the Turkish invasion, the restaurant was almost completely destroyed by the Turkish air-force bombing on July 1974, only to be rebuilt and re-operate one year later.
So on 1975 the restaurant was reopened and named after its previous owner “Pelican”
On 1975 the restaurant was reopened and named after its previous owner “Pelican”. Read the full story of the Pelican Restaurant at: https://www.paphospelicanrestaurant.com/about-us
On 2004, and after a great amount of trouble, a new Pelican arrived, strong and kicking right from Africa to take over the business, named again “Kokos”, bringing only excitement and joy to the people who work at the harbour, the visitors of the Castle as well as the customers of the restaurant.
On 2004, and after a great amount of trouble, a new Pelican arrived, strong and kicking right from Africa to take over the business, named again “Kokos”, bringing only excitement and joy to the people who work at the harbour, the visitors of the Castle as well as the customers of the restaurant. 
Read the full story of The Pelican Restaurant at: https://www.paphospelicanrestaurant.com/about-us
10 years later, on 2014,  “Kokos” gets himself familiarized with the internet and goes online. And now he is here to tell his and his predecessor’s story.
10 years later, on 2014,  “Kokos” gets himself familiarized with the internet and goes online. And now he is here to tell his and his predecessor’s story. 
Read the full story of The Pelican Restaurant at: https://www.paphospelicanrestaurant.com/about-us

About Us

A Pelican Story

1957
A small restaurant/coffee shop opens at the small Paphos harbour by the name Aphrodite (Venus), mainly to serve the fishermen and the few dockers who were working at the ships anchoring at the Paphos moorings.
A small restaurant/coffee shop opens at the small Paphos harbour by the name Aphrodite (Venus),mainly to serve the fishermen and the few dockers who were working at the ships anchoring at the Paphos moorings.
1967
It was 1967 when an exhausted stranger washed ashore, right off the harbour. It was a beautiful pelican, really tired by his migration flight and was carried by the fishermen at Aphrodite restaurant
The Paphos Pelican Restaurant story
1969
Two years later, and after all the fame he gathered around his intriguing persona the restaurant had to change owners and thus was renamed “Pelican”.
Paphos Pelican Restaurant story
1972
“Koko” had a car accident back in 1972. Unfortunately he didn’t survive and the harbour lost his generous and kind character.
Kokos in his natural habitat - The Pelican Restaurant Paphos
1974
Two years later, during the Turkish invasion, the restaurant was almost completely destroyed by the Turkish air-force bombing in July 1974, only to be rebuilt and re-operate one year later.
Two years later, during the Turkish invasion, the restaurant was almost completely destroyed by the Turkish air-force bombing on July 1974, only to be rebuilt and re-operate one year later.
1975
So in 1975 the restaurant was reopened and named after its previous owner “Pelican”.
On 1975 the restaurant was reopened and named after its previous owner “Pelican”. Read the full story of the Pelican Restaurant at: https://www.paphospelicanrestaurant.com/about-us
2004
In 2004, and after a great amount of trouble, a new Pelican arrived, strong and kicking right from Africa to take over the business, named again “Kokos”, bringing only excitement and joy to the people who work at the harbour, the visitors of the Castle as well as the customers of the restaurant.
2014
10 years later, in 2014,  “Kokos” gets himself familiarized with the internet and goes online. And now he is here to tell his and his predecessor’s story.
Where To Find Us
Opening Hours
MONDAY - FRIDAY
10:00AM - 10:30PM


SATURDAY
10:00AM - 10:30PM


SUNDAY
10:00AM - 10:30PM
Location
We're located on Apostolos Pavlos Avenue, right on the harbour and a few meters by the Castle.


102 Apostolos Pavlos Avenue, The Harbour, Paphos 8040