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Paphos Region Holidays

Located on the west coast of holiday hotspot Cyprus, you'll find the old-meets-new area of Paphos. Home to UNESCO must-see sights, a Blue Flag beach and tons of traditional Cypriot restaurants, Paphos offers the full works. Not to mention its bustling harbour, packed with modern cafes and bars.

Paphos holidays are a firm favourite with families, couples and those wanting to simply soak up the Mediterranean sun. Whether you're looking for an All Inclusive getaway or a family fun-filled adventure, there's plenty of Paphos hotels and holiday packages to suit every kind of holidaymaker.

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Activities in abundance

Thanks to its wealth of day trips and activities, you certainly won't be short on choice on what to do in Paphos, it has everything you need to create an unforgettable trip.

Despite the eastern coast of Cyprus being more well known for its beaches than the west, Paphos still serves up some seriously impressive sandy stretches. So much so, the Bijou Beach has a Blue Flag status and it's located right in the centre of town making it extremely easy to access. Plus, whilst you're kicking back on your sun lounger you can admire the overlooking Medieval castle.

One of the most popular things to do in Paphos is head to the beautiful beach of Coral Bay. Once a well-kept secret, this half a kilometre of golden sand can be found just 10 minutes away from the centre. Offering a generous supply of water sports, you can take part in things like scuba diving, parascending or hop on a thrill-seeking banana boat.

Take around a 40-minute drive from Coral Bay and you'll find the Baths of Aphrodite in Polis. A historical sight made up of exactly that — a spot where the Aphrodite goddess did her bathing. For those that enjoy getting their walking boots on, you'll find a really good nature trail which starts from this very point too.

Just a 45-minutes' drive from the Paphos town centre is the Vouni Panayia Winery. Here you can look around the state-of-the-art fermentation area and its cellars, which are home to half a million ageing bottles. Of course, this is followed by a tasting session of some of the finest wines.

Whether you're on a Paphos family holiday with the little ones or not, there's plenty of parks, zoos and eco-tours that are sure to keep everyone occupied. Choose between whizzing down the rapids at the adrenaline-fuelled Super Aphrodite Waterpark, coming up close to the likes of tigers, elephants and giraffes at Pafos Zoo or trying your luck at the Luna Park amusement centre.

For those that enjoy a spot of retail therapy no matter where they are in the world, the Paphos Old Town has a covered market that takes place every weekend. Wander around its many stalls and you'll find Cypriot speciality souvenirs. From Lefkaritika lace to high-quality leather and silverware, you'll be coming home with your suitcase full!

Places to Visit

Coral Bay

One of the best beaches on the west side of Cyprus, Coral Bay is one of the main places to visit during your Paphos holiday. Backed by limestone cliffs, soak up the sun on its peaceful white sands or try your hand at one of its many water sport activities.

Tombs of the Kings

The Tombs of the Kings are a must-see. Spare a couple of hours and head to this UNESCO World Heritage Site where you'll be surrounded by ancient tombs in a desert-like landscape. Head down the stone steps and learn all about their fascinating history.

Bijou Beach

This Blue Flag beach may only stretch for around 150 metres, but it's sat right in the centre of town. Split into two different parts, you can kick-back on the sand or relax on the wooden, decked area. No matter which section you choose there's plenty of sun-loungers available and a couple of beach bars serving up those necessary Pina Coladas.

Whisk back to ancient Greece

The spirit of ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite lives on in the age-old temples and crumbling ruins of Paphos, making it an ideal destination for a historic and cultural holiday. One of the main attractions is UNESCO's Tomb of the Kings — these underground chambers are where aristocrats were buried nearly 2000 years ago.

Within Paphos town itself, you'll find one of the most important archaeological sites of Cyprus — the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Here you can witness some of the most impressive examples of Roman architecture, the amphitheatre and remarkable mosaics. Speaking of which, the House of Dionysus is particularly famous for its spectacular Greek mosaics.

Cypriot wining and dining

When it comes to dining, your spoilt for choice in Paphos. With a full line-up of restaurants serving up next-level cuisine you'll indulge in the finest Cypriot flavours. One that particularly stands out is the Ficardo Restaurant on Poseidonos Avenue. This whitewashed eatery dishes up elegant cuisine in the most colourful of gardens. If you would prefer something even more authentic, head to the Ktima area where you can tuck into meze with the locals. Make sure you try the local delicacies, sheftalia sausages and halloumi cheese.

Although Paphos takes you way back to ancient times, its 21st century nightlife brings you right back to date with an abundance of cocktail and wine bars. . Take your pick of over 300 fine wines at the New York inspired Gina's Place or head to Bar Street. Just off the harbour, you'll find its neon lit path lined with cocktail, karaoke and themed bars. For those wanting to party until dawn, Paphos nightlife doesn't disappoint. There's thousand-capacity clubs that open their doors a little later into the night. Here you can expect all of the club, dance and trance classics.

Paphos weather makes a perfect all-year-rounder

This Cypriot gem is a firm favourite almost all-year-round thanks to its Mediterranean climate. In just a four-and-a-half-hour flight to Paphos, you could be basking in temperatures of up to 31 degrees during the Summer months. The hottest and best time to visit Paphos is between the months of June and September. This is when you can expect clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine to bask in.

Even in winter, you can still enjoy pleasant temperatures of around 15 degrees and sometimes they even reach up to the toasty 20s. While the sunshine hours are slightly less at this time of year, an advantage of a winter holiday to Cyprus is that the resort is less crowded.

Location of Paphos Region

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Jan
JanuaryTemp: 17°C
Feb
FebruaryTemp: 17°C
Mar
MarchTemp: 20°C
Apr
AprilTemp: 23°C
May
MayTemp: 27°C
Jun
JuneTemp: 31°C
Jul
JulyTemp: 33°C
Aug
AugustTemp: 33°C
Sep
SeptemberTemp: 31°C
Oct
OctoberTemp: 28°C
Nov
NovemberTemp: 23°C
Dec
DecemberTemp: 19°C
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