Paphos Area

Paphos Area holidays

One minute you're lounging on a Blue Flag beach, the next you're uncovering ancient archaeological treasures. Yep, that's the Paphos Area! Stretching along Cyprus' south-west coast, this laid-back region takes care of every type of holidaymaker. Paphos is in the thick of it, with a palm-lined waterfront of buzzy bars and friendly tavernas. Take a seat and watch boats sail in and out of the harbour as you nibble meze platter favourites and sip wine from local vineyards. After things to do? A waterpark, zoo, malls, PGA-accredited and award-winning golf courses, plus UNESCO-listed historical sites make days out easy. Towards the Akamas Peninsula, epic sandy shores and twinkling waters mingle with centuries-old monasteries and the forested Troodos Mountains.
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Language

Greek Cypriot

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+2hrs

Cost of a beer

£2

3 course meal

£30

Flight times

5hrs

Heavenly beaches

Aphrodite herself is said to have risen from the seas along the shores of Paphos. You can see why she picked the spot – turquoise waters lap against golden sands, with a backdrop of dazzling limestone cliffs. It really is a beautiful place to explore, so stay a while.

Ancient attractions

There are so many historical sites to tick off on a Paphos holiday, from the Tombs of the Kings to the Temple of Apollo over towards Limassol. In Amathus Bay, you’ll find what’s left of the royal city that was once home to the children of the mythical hero, Heracles. It’s a passport to the past.

Remarkable resorts

If you’re looking for after-hours fun from a Cypriot stay, you’ll find it in the hip holiday resorts of Paphos and Limassol. Both come with harbourfronts brimming with bars, pubs and nightclubs, so your every whim will be catered for. This west coast really does have everything.

Coral Bay Paphos Holidays Villas Available Here

Coral Bay Paphos

With a spooling 600m beach, a collection of sleepy seaside tavernas and the ancient ruins of Paphos on your doorstep, Coral Bay takes elegant coastline to a whole new level.

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Aphrodite Hills

Seek solace in the Cypriot sunshine. This humble resort arrangement boasts spectacular scenery, blissful beaches and some great routes for walking.

Paphos Holidays Villas Available Here

Paphos Resort

With beautiful beaches, castles and ancient relics to explore, it’s easy to see why Paphos should be on your must-visit list on your Cyprus holiday.

Beaches

The beaches in west Cyprus are so pristine that Blue Flag status practically comes as standard. The sand is a stunning golden white and the twinkling blue waters are set to amaze. Pull up a seat in a beachside café and watch the world go by. See all beaches (13)
Aphrodite's Rock

Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

Just off shore, this rock is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. It’s a beautiful and romantic spot to walk to, on a picturesque stretch of coastline. You can’t climb on...
Aphrodite's Rock

Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

Just off shore, this rock is believed to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. It’s a beautiful and romantic spot to walk to, on a picturesque stretch of coastline. You can’t climb on...

Sights

History buffs will be in their element when they arrive on their Paphos holiday. You’ll find everything from Egyptian catacombs carved out of rock to Roman ruins and an amphitheatre. To see the spot where the goddess of beauty rose from the sea, hop on a boat to Aphrodite’s Rock. See all sights (10)
Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

Paphos Area

The impressive mosaics and frescoes offset the tranquillity of Kykkos Monastery. After a beautiful drive through the mountains, you finally reach this lavish set of buildings, dating back to the 11th century....
Tombs of the Kings

Tombs of the Kings

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

This UNESCO World Heritage Site features underground tombs and chambers dating back to the 4th century BC. It's a place where high-ranking officials were thought to have been buried. Despite the name, the tombs...

Activities

The beautiful Cypriot landscape is bursting with wildlife-filled forests and quaint mountain villages to explore on foot or by bike. Zoos, waterparks and even microbreweries offer up even more ways to spend your days, while sports fans have plenty of options when it comes to golf and water sports. See all activities (37)
Aphrodite Hills Golf Course

Aphrodite Hills Golf Course

Aphrodite Hills, Paphos Area

The Aphrodite Hills Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole championship green with stunning views of the mountains and the Mediterranean. A golf buggy is included in the fees, and you’ll see why as you...
Baths of Aphrodite

Baths of Aphrodite

Polis and Latchi, Paphos Area

As legend has it, the Goddess of Love used to bathe in a small grotto near Polis, now known as the Baths of Aphrodite. Shaded by a fig tree and surrounded by a backcloth of sweet-smelling wild flowers, this...

Eating and drinking

Cyprus serves up an enticing combination of Greek and Turkish cuisine. Meze platters – with hummus, stuffed vine leaves and other small dishes – are a great way to get to grips with the local flavours. The island is also the home of halloumi, a delicious salty cheese that’s irresistible when fried or grilled. See all eating and drinking (5)
Paphos Harbour

Paphos Harbour

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

Watch the world go by as you sip on a refreshing cocktail or lemonade at the harbour. You'll find a huge mix of bars and eateries there. Take your time to walk the length of the harbour before deciding which to...
Paphos Harbour

Paphos Harbour

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

Watch the world go by as you sip on a refreshing cocktail or lemonade at the harbour. You'll find a huge mix of bars and eateries there. Take your time to walk the length of the harbour before deciding which to...

Shopping

A covered market pops up in Paphos every weekend. Here you can snap up local crafts like handmade lace, tablecloths and leather goods. For high-street brands and antique furniture, head to Limassol. Here you’ll find plenty of places to snap up those Cypriot holiday souvenirs! See all shopping (3)
Kings Avenue Mall

Kings Avenue Mall

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

If the heavens have opened, or you just want to cool off in air conditioning, make a beeline for Kings Avenue Mall. It's got shops, restaurants, a multiplex cinema and children's play areas all under one roof....
Kings Avenue Mall

Kings Avenue Mall

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

If the heavens have opened, or you just want to cool off in air conditioning, make a beeline for Kings Avenue Mall. It's got shops, restaurants, a multiplex cinema and children's play areas all under one roof....

Nightlife

Paphos and Limassol have a packed after-dark line-up. Their harbours teem with cocktail bars, Irish pubs and local-style tavernas with something for everyone. Plus both come with cavernous clubs that would look just as at home in Ayia Napa, their rival party town on the east coast. See all nightlife (4)
Georgiou A Street

Georgiou A Street

Limassol - Paphos, Paphos Area

Limassol loves to party. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues, with a neon-lit strip of bars and clubs lining Georgiou A Street. Although the clubs don’t tend to get going before 2am, you can...
Bars aplenty around Kato Paphos

Bars aplenty around Kato Paphos

Paphos Resort , Paphos Area

Paphos has a buzzing nightlife scene with loads of atmosphere. The strip, known as Bar Street, doesn’t get busy until about 9pm, when the clubs and bars burst into life. Dance the night away, sip...
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