Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos was once the capital of Cyprus and is full of artifacts, cafes, restaurants, bars and discos. It is now divided into two distinct areas, one area is ideal for those who enjoy shopping, local culture and ancient history and the other for eating and drinking into the early hours. Together with the beautiful beaches, Paphos is a great place for everyone.

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Paphos

If music be the food of love then read on, as Paphos is the resort for you. Paphos is divided into two quarters, each one as interesting and as exciting as the other - Ktima for those who like to shop and embrace local culture and ancient history; and the port of Kato Pafos where you can eat, drink, make new friends and watch the boats come in and out until sunset. A beautiful resort with beaches to match, that is suited to anyone and everyone. Transfer time from Paphos airport is approximately 20 minutes.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Paphos Reviews

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Paphos Hotels (?)

Aphrodite Sands Resort Photograph of Aphrodite Sands Resort
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Contemporary styled apartments on an architecturally attractive complex with landscaped gardens, a Spa and fitness centre....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Aliathon Holiday Village Hotel Photograph of Aliathon Holiday Village Hotel
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This holiday village is set in landscaped gardens and is only 150m from the beach. Conveniently located for various places of interest, such as the Pafos Aphrodite Water park, promenade and bus stop o...

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Louis Ledra Beach Hotel Photograph of Louis Ledra Beach Hotel
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The Ledra Beach hotel is located in the leisure area of Paphos. The hotel offers proven high standards of accommodation and service and is situated just 100 metres from the nearest shopping centre....

4.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

Pyramos Hotel Photograph of Pyramos Hotel
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Popular for its warm hospitality and central location, this hotel is the ideal choice for the budget traveller who likes to be close to all the resorts amenities....

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Kings Hotel Photograph of Kings Hotel
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This small, family run hotel is ideally situated on the main road close to the many facilities and historical sights of the area....

4.1 / 5 from 12 reviews

Roman Boutique Hotel Photograph of Roman Boutique Hotel
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Comfortable hotel a wide range of facilities set amidst ancient tombs, making this the perfect resort to have a relaxing holiday or spending time on the nearby beach....

4.7 / 5 from 10 reviews

Annabelle Hotel Photograph of Annabelle Hotel
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Located right on the seafront, this stylish hotel is a popular choice for those who like to be close to the heart of the action....

4.7 / 5 from 22 reviews

Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos Photograph of Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos
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This luxurious beachfront hotel offers All Inclusive accommodations. Set in landscaped gardens yet close to restaurants, bars and taverns nearby, it’s perfect for a romantic holiday with your better...

4.7 / 5 from 35 reviews

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Conveniently situated with a good range of facilities, the New York Hotel Apartments are ideal for families and couples....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Royal Blue Hotel and Spa Photograph of Royal Blue Hotel and Spa
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A luxury hotel set high in the resort offering panoramic views to the sea, 2 outdoor swimming pool areas, a spa and health centre and modern and spacious accommodation for up to 8 people....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel Photograph of Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel
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Asimina Suites Hotel is a adult only luxury hotel (minimum guest age for hotel is 16 years) which offers a great range of activities for those seeking a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Tasmaria Hotel Photograph of Tasmaria Hotel
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Friendly family run apartments with comfortable accommodation and in a central location, making this the perfect base for exploring this part of Paphos....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Paphos Reviews

Holiday Date:25th Oct 2017
Accommodation:Basilica Holiday Resort Hotel
Room:Superior Studio - Garden View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Nice vibrant town with friendly atmosphere everywhere. Bus service 1st class so no need to stay in one place.

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Avlida Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

We Paphos, the harbour and Coral Bay was lovely.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Aloe Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Inland View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The harbour is breathtaking, but beaches are mainly stone and shingle.

Holiday Date:20th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Kissos Hotel
Room:Superior Room - Pool View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Lovely place, the harbour was delightful, Coral Bay for sun bathing a bus ride away. Lots of bars and restaurants to eat out.

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Beaches

The Paphos area is famed for its white sandy beaches and with more than 50 km of coastline offering 27 beaches, it is ideal for a spot of sunbathing, snorkelling or simple paddling. The beaches in the main town and surrounding resort areas can be busy during the peak seasons, though quieter beaches can be found within a short drive or at some of the hotels private beaches.

The Kato Paphos town beach is a small stretch of sand backed by the essential palm tree lined promenade. Situated close to the harbour this area is packed with shops, cafes and restaurants.

To the north of Paphos is the beach at Coral Bay, a popular choice particularly with families due to its shallow waters and fine sands.

Things to Do

Owing to its great history and large number of historical sites, including remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs it's unsurprising that UNESCO decided to make Paphos a world heritage site.

The Tomb of the Kings contains underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC, sculpted out of solid rock. These tombs are believed to be the burial sites of high officials rather than kings.

The Paphos Archaeological Park is found close to the harbour and houses several attractions on site, such as the Paphos lighthouse; Odeon, the house of Aion; the house of Dionysos and the villa of Theseus with their splendid mosaics.

Paphos Fort is located on the edge of the harbour, dating back to the Roman era, it's a popular tourist spot and beautifully illuminated at night

Aphrodite's Rock is found between Limassol and Paphos, believed to be sacred. Legend says that this is the point where Aphrodite emerged from the sea in 1200 BC.

Out and About

The upper section of the resort 'Ano Paphos' is the commercial centre home to designer shops, jewellers, lace shops and street markets. The lower 'Kato Paphos' contains the main archaeological points of interest, along with many hotels and tavernas.

Paphos has a good public bus network though most of the attractions are within walking distance of one another making exploring the city by foot possible.

Numerous cafes and restaurants offering cuisines from over the world can be found in Kato Paphos, in particular around the pedestrianised harbour area and along the promenade. For the younger crowd looking for night-time entertainment Bar Street (Agiou Antoniou, found close to the harbour) is packed with bars, some British-style pubs and several nightclubs.

Nearby Attractions

The Paphos region has plenty of great ideas and places for a daytrip, ideal for anyone seeking a break from the beach.

The Aphrodite Waterpark is found at the far eastern end of the Kato Paphos coastal road and is open from May to October. There are a number of rides and attractions including a lazy river, wave pool and a children's fun pool.

The Paphos Zoo was originally a bird park and now with its increasing number and species of animals has turned into a very well maintained small zoo.

The Akamas Peninsula by Jeep Safari; this scenic corner of the island is a nature preserve, home to the deep Avakas Gorge; Lara Bay a nesting ground for the protected loggerhead and green back turtles, and the Baths of Aphrodite (believed to be the bathing place of the Goddess of love and beauty.

Set just 10km outside of Paphos close to the Tala Village, is the beautiful and well kept Ayios Neophytos Monastery, a great spot away from the hustle and bustle of the resort.

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