Paphos is the ancient capital of Cyprus and now one of the island’s most popular resorts.
The charming harbour town, set against the Troodos Mountains, is popular, thanks to its family friendly beaches, fascinating history, terrific location and warm sunshine. Paphos holidays will particularly appeal to history lovers, as the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and like an open museum. As the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, the town is bursting with Greek and Roman relics of the past.
The old town ‘Kitma’ has a quiet atmosphere and retains a traditional charm, with narrow lanes and quirky craft shops. Meanwhile, the new town ‘Kato Paphos’ is packed with restaurants and cafes and an enjoyable nightlife, with music bars and clubs.
Paphos has a wide selection of beaches on offer, so new stretches of sand can be explored every day. As well as golden sand and an abundance of water sports, the magnificent Aphrodite’s Rock is also a major draw to the beach.
All in all, Paphos is one of the best places to enjoy a Cyprus holiday, with access to some of the island's richest history and most beautiful beaches.
Paphos Airport to Paphos: 40 to 50mins approx
Larnaca Airport to Paphos: 2hrs approx