Plenty of secluded sandy coves
Paphos holidays are located on the southwest coast of Cyprus and only nine miles from Paphos airport.
Holidays in Paphos are steeped in history with the resort having two distinct parts. Kato Paphos (Lower Paphos) overlooks the Mediterranean and old harbour overflowing with archaeological sites where hotels and apartments line the waterfront. Ano Paphos (Upper Paphos) lays claim to quaint museums and is Paphos’ urban centre abundant in authentic Cypriot atmosphere. Paphos was the former capital of Cyprus and the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. It is said that Mark Anthony bequeathed Cyprus to Cleopatra as a symbol of his undying love.
Paphos has four pebble and sand beaches with plenty of secluded sandy coves. Coral Bay is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the resort where it’s long stretch of golden sand slopes gently into the shallow waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Latsi Beach is very popular due to having the added attraction of Aphrodite’s rock. Holidays in Paphos offer a smorgasbord of water sports from snorkelling and parasailing to jet skiing and diving. Paphos has its own diving school with the Zenobia Wreck being one of the top ten drive wrecks to explore in the world.
Holidays to Paphos are very popular with families and no such holiday would be complete without a day out to the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark where young and old alike can enjoy the waterslides, wave pools and lazy river.
The resort has a plethora of restaurants serving everything from traditional Cypriot tavernas to British pub fare, Italian, Mexican and Lebanese cuisine alongside Indian, Chinese and seafood dishes. What ever your taste Paphos has something to suit every palette. There are also plenty of fish and chips shops and fast food outlets. The restaurants and harbour side tavernas are very welcoming with many offering romantic sea views.
Quick Paphos Tips
The flight time to Cyprus is approximately 4 to 5 hours
The transfer time is approximately 25 minutes to 1 hour from Paphos Airport
The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro
You need to over 25 years of age to hire a car
Throughout the narrow lanes are plenty of boutiques and craft shops
Holidays in Paphos have a diverse nightlife with numerous English pubs, stylish cocktail lounges, traditional tavernas, charming cafes and discos dotted around the resort; you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your evening entertainment. Be warned the local and very strong Zivania firewater is sure to keep you on your toes.
Throughout the narrow lanes are plenty of boutiques and craft shops to pick up a holiday souvenir from traditional pottery to embroidery and sliver ware. The tourist markets sell beautiful woven Cypriot lace and unique paintings and often get very busy.
There is a plethora of accommodation throughout Paphos from simple self catering, bed and breakfast villas to luxury all inclusive hotels. Many of these hotels line the beautiful harbour in Kato Paphos with amazing sea views; you will find something to suit every budget.
In the 1980’s Paphos was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Holidays in Paphos have an abundance of ancient historic sites found around the resort.
No holidays to Paphos is complete without a look at the amazing mosaics at the House of Dionysus or a visit to the mysterious Tombs of the Kings. Holidays to Paphos should include a visit to the traditional villages of Yeroskipou and the medieval monasteries of Chrysoroyiatissa and Ayios Neophytos set in the mountains. Paphos is a fantastic holiday base to explore the rugged coastline and spectacular gorges along the Akamas peninsula. An hour from Paphos, the Troodos Mountains with lush forest and indigenous fauna and flora has fantastic hiking trails.You can book your Paphos holidays online at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
The Acropolis is the one historical site you can't miss and is made up of ancient ruins and buildings and is a UNESCO World Hertitage Site. Today it is used to stage musical and live performances
The beautiful Troodos Mountains serves up stunning scenery and awe inspiring views, covered in pine trees and has Byzantine monasteries and churches on it's mountainous peaks. Pretty villages are nestling in its valleys with many remaining unspoiled by development or tourism
There are three golf courses in Paphos that are situated within stunning natural surroundings, and are a golf lovers paradise