Paphos is rumoured to have been built on the site where Greek Goddess Aphrodite was born. Located on the South West coast of Cyprus the town is only 9 miles away from Paphos Airport so transfers are short and you can begin your holiday straight away!
There are a number of beaches in and around Paphos with one of the most beautiful being Coral Bay. This golden beach has sparkling clear waters and is child friendly so the whole family can relax all day soaking up the sun. There are also many types of watersports to take part in.
Paphos also has many examples of its ancient history including Aphrodite’s rock, the place where the goddess was said to have emerged from the sea, the ancient Paphos Castle, the Tomb of the Kings and several churches and monasteries to explore.
As a popular beach resort Paphos does not disappoint when it comes to its nightlife. There is a vast choice of restaurants, tavernas, cafes and bars all serving delicious food varying from traditional meze to international cuisine. There are also many clubs and discos to move on to after dinner if you feel like dancing the night away.
Shopping in Paphos is also great with many of the seafront shops offering essential supplies and souvenirs with boutiques and craft shops to be found in the town centre.
Things to do
The beaches in Paphos are awash with opportunities to try different watersports. With jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, surfing, diving, snorkelling, pedaloes and banana boats being some of the fantastic sports you can have a go at. What a great way to cool off and have fun at the same time.
Tomb of the Kings
The Tomb of the Kings are a network of underground tombs dating back to 300 BC. Although the name suggests that these tombs were the burial place of Kings it was actually High Officials that were buried here. The tombs are carved out of solid rock and are intriguing in their design with narrow stairways, passages and chambers.
Coral Bay is popular with both tourists and locals alike and with it soft golden sand and its clear sparkling waters it’s easy to see why. This is a child friendly beach so the whole family can spend the day here topping up your tan, building sandcastles and splashing in the sea. There are also several shops, supermarkets, restaurants and tavernas close by serving fresh fish and Cypriot delicacies. Book Your Flight