With its picturesque harbour, historical sights and relaxing atmosphere, it's easy to see why holidays in Paphos are a popular choice. The coastline is a mixture of sandy bays and rocky coves, with the beach at Coral Bay just a short bus ride out of town. The quaint fishing harbour is lined with open-air restaurants, bars and cafés. The Old Town is home to traditional narrow streets, shops and a market. Reputed to be the birthplace of the Goddess of Love Aphrodite, Paphos is surrounded by culture, with the Byzantine Castle, Tomb of the Kings, St Paul’s Pillar and Temple of Aphrodite all close at hand. The hills surrounding the resort are home to pretty villages and are great for hiking and horse riding, while golfers flock to the resort's three courses. With 300 days of sunshine a year and a good choice of hotels and self catering accommodation, holidays in Paphos hit the spot with couples, families and solo travellers - why not hop on a flight to Paphos this summer and see what you're missing!
Holidays in Paphos are packed with things to see and do. There's a selection of water sports on offer, including jet skiing, diving and relaxing boat trips. Inland, explore hills, villages and forests on bike, horse back or on foot. Visit the wonderfully preserved mosaics near Paphos Harbour, or head to the fascinating Tomb of the Kings. Great family days out include Aphrodite Waterpark, the Paphos Aquarium or Pafos Bird and Animal Park. Don't miss the stunning rock formations, where Aphrodite is said to have been born out of the water. On your shopping list should be the delicately woven Cypriot lace, handturned pottery, and paintings and sculptures.
Paphos isn't a party resort, but it's still home to vibrant, varied nightlife. The aptlynamed Bar Street is home to a good choice of pubs, cocktail bars and karaoke venues, with a couple of discos thrown in. Paphos also has some great performing arts acts and there is a full calendar of both traditional and modern productions and events throughout the year. For a lowerkey evening, head to the harbour, or look out for hotelbased entertainment.
Paphos has is a wide variety of places to eat, catering for all tastes. Along with tavernas serving up freshly caught seafood and local cuisine, you'll find restaurants serving up food from as far afield as China, India and Mexico. Don't miss a chance to sample local specialities like halloumi and moussaka and try wine made from the grapes of local vineyards.
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