From its picturesque harbour and breath-taking historical sights to its wonderfully tranquil atmosphere, few are able to resist the beauty of Paphos. Add 300 days a year of sunshine to the equation and Paphos is a heavenly holiday destination all year-round. Flights to Paphos from most UK airports take around just five hours, so you could soon be dipping your toes in the Mediterranean sea and basking in the sunshine that Cyprus is so famous for!
The Paphos coastline is a picturesque mix - just a short bus ride from Paphos' town centre, Coral Bay presents a cluster of rich, sandy bays and rocky coves. Here, you'll discover a quaint fishing harbour lined with traditional open-air restaurants serving freshly caught seafood and local specialities. We'd recommend admiring the stunning rock formations where Aphrodite is said to have been born out of the water!
Further inland, immerse yourself in Cyprus' captivating history with a trip to Tomb of Kings or Byzantine Castle. Alternatively, discover fun for all the family at the Aphrodite Waterpark or Paphos Aquarium; perfect to cool off during Cyprus' scorching hot summers, where temperatures tend to soar above 26 degrees. For a spot of shopping on your Paphos holiday, why not visit the Old Town and peruse delicately woven Cypriot lace, hand turned pottery and paintings, all on a rich backdrop of cobbled streets and stunning architecture?
While it isn't a party resort like Ayia Napa, Paphos also offers a vibrant and eclectic nightlife for party lovers. The aptly named Bar Street boasts a wide choice of pubs, cocktail bars, karaoke venues, and even a couple of discos. After a day of exploring the winding streets, enjoy one of its many traditional and modern productions that are staged throughout the year. Paphos is a popular holiday destination for all, particularly those seeking time to unwind!
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Things To Do
Holidays in Paphos are packed with things to see and do. There's a selection of watersports 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, hand turned pottery, and paintings and sculptures. Paphos isn't a party resort, but it's still home to vibrant, varied nightlife. The aptly named 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 low key evening, head to the harbour, or look out for hotel based entertainment.
Food & Drink
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.