Paphos

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.

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.

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Paphos Hotels (60)

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...

Contemporary styled apartments on an architecturally attractive complex with landscaped gardens, a Spa and fitness centre....

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....

With an excellent location, spacious accommodation options and a good range of facilities - the New York Hotel Apartments are a great choice for families and couples seeking a relaxing break in the su...

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

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....

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....

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....

Kefalos Beach Tourist Village is located in the heart of Paphos, Cyprus and its proximity to the beach and sea makes it one of the most popular hotels on the island. ...

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....

Soak up the uninterrupted views to Paphos castle, the harbour and blue Mediterranean sea from this contemporary styled, beachfront hotel...

The Elysium offers luxurious accommodation, is adjacent to the ancient 'Tombs of the Kings' and is 2km to Paphos Harbour. The hotel is many in one with different parts of the resort suggesting differe...

Stunning superior seafront accommodation with a wide range of facilities in an excellent location, perfect for a relaxing stay in this area of Paphos....

The Basilica Holiday Resort offers a great range of accommodation with a lovely outdoor complex featuring two swimming pools....

Situated outside of Paphos in the village of Tremithousa, the Club St George offers self-catering apartments and villas with a great range of facilities and swimming pools to ensure relaxation and enj...

The hotel is an ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday. It's within a short distance from the beach and town centre, and there's a choice of places to eat on site....

This superior 4 star hotel is ideal for both families and couples alike. Guests can relax in the comfortable surroundings, pamper themselves in the luxury health spa or enjoy the extensive facilities ...

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

Almyra Hotel is one of the Thanos Hotels in Cyprus and has an individual style that will make guests feel at home....

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....

Overlooking a beautiful bay, the Aquamare Beach Hotel offers first-class facilities in elegant surroundings, perfect for holidaymakers of all ages....

Cynthiana Beach Hotel is situated on a headland with its own natural lagoon. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation with a wide range of facilities, making it an ideal pick for families seeking a ...

The Louis Imperial Beach is located in the town of Paphos and offers guests a high standard of accommodation in a club style hotel. The hotel is well known for its comfortable and spacious rooms and g...

Family run complex offering a friendly and laid back atmosphere and spacious apartments; located just around the corner from restaurants and bars and within walking distance of the harbour and beach....

This family owned and run hotel is situated 1.5km from the harbour of Paphos. With a distance of 150m to the nearest beach, it makes it an ideal holiday resort for adults, teenagers and children alike...

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...

This holiday complex is surrounded by green lush gardens and it is built in a Greek island style, with red-tiled roofs. The King Jason is the ideal place for family holidays as it combines self-cateri...

Queens Bay Hotel has direct access to the cove beaches from it's palm gardens. This is an all inclusive hotel with a full programme of activities and entertainment, indoor and outdoor pools and comfor...

The Kefalos Damon is a family run hotel located in the newer resort of Kefalos. Here you will find a large swimming pool surrounded by gardens, a children’s pool and you are within close proximity t...

These family-run apartments are conveniently located just 200 metres from the beach and there are pubs, restaurants, shops and local historic sites all within a ten minute stroll, ideal for all the fa...

Offering bright and comfortable accommodation only a stone's throw from the beach, the Avanti Hotel has everything needed for a relaxing stay in Paphos....

Alexander the Great Hotel has a great location right next to a golden Blue Flag Beach. Only a few minutes’ walk away, you can find the city centre of Paphos and the city’s famous harbour. This awa...

Spacious, well equipped and contemporary styled apartments with 1,2 or 3 bedrooms, set around the outdoor pool and pool-side bar....

Superior apartments with a good range of facilities and within easy reach of Paphos and all the attractions and amenities that it offers. A great choice for all ages....

The Avanti Holiday Village offers comfortable apartments on a fully facilitated complex, perfect for a family holiday to Paphos....

Sunconnect Sofianna Resort is an ideal All-Inclusive family choice. With fun-filled water slides and dedicated kids and teen areas, the younger family members can enjoy their holiday while the adults ...

This idyllic complex is renowned for its facilities, friendly and attentive service and its extensive entertainment programme....

This waterside hotel provides fantastic views of Paphos harbour, the perfect relaxing setting....

The Venus Beach Hotel is located near the Tombs of the Kings in western Cyprus, offering five star facilities and entertainment by the beachfront. ...

Centrally located in the heart of Paphos the Kissos Hotel is the ideal property for families, couples and individuals that want to have everything within walking distance....

The Cypria Maris Beach Hotel is an Adults Only property that is open all year round and located by the beach with brilliant service and facilities....

Large superior hotel set in attractive gardens and overlooking the beach, with a wide range of facilities to suit all types, making this a great choice for a relaxing holiday....

The Aloe Hotel is located in a popular area of Kato, just a short walk away from the beach and local amenities, perfect for those looking to enjoy a laid-back break close to the heart of the action....

The Daphne Apartments are ideally situated in the Kato area of Paphos, surrounded by all you need for a perfect vacation for the whole family....

The Agapinor Hotel is in a good location to enjoy the views of the harbour and the West Coast. It is very centrally located for shopping and sightseeing and is in a good position for guests and makes...

This family run hotel provides an ideal choice for families and couples seeking a relaxing holiday....

Situated on the outskirts of Paphos, the Avlida Hotel facilitates for families and couples making it a relaxing base for your Paphos holiday....

Ideally situated in the heart of the tourist area of Paphos, with its wide selection of bars and restaurants and just a minute's walk from the beach, harbour and Ancient Fort of Paphos. A popular hot...

The Paphiessa complex offers an ideal combination of both hotel and self catering accommodation, with a friendly family-run service and peaceful setting. The nearby centre of Paphos is just a stroll o...

Not only do guests at the Panareti Paphos Resort have many facilities to choose from, they also have access to the facilities at the nearby sister hotel....

Small and friendly apartment complex set around a central pool area, surrounded by orange groves and yet just a 5 minute stroll from shops and restaurants...

Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel is perfect for couples of all ages, the location and facilities make this ideal for those looking to unwind in peaceful and romantic surroundings....

Axiothea Hotel is set into the hillsides of the old town with views over Paphos and the Mediterranean. This traditional hotel is well located for exploring the historic sights and is close to numerous...

A hotel that boasts it's own sandy beach and an extensive palm garden. Offering its visitors exceptional comfort and plenty of amenities, in an atmosphere of genuine friendliness and hospitality....

A family run complex of self catering apartments and studios with an on-site swimming pool and the beach just 1km away....

Louis Phaethon Beach Hotel is an all inclusive family hotel with a beach front location and it's own mini water park. The hotel has indoor and outdoor pools, daytime and evening entertainment and is a...

Mayfair Gardens & Hotel features comfortable accommodation, seasonal kids club and on-site restaurant. The complex features two outdoor swimming pools....

The Princessa Vera Hotel is a modern hotel situated along the main tourist street a short walk from the beach and within easy reach of local amenities. ...

The Royal Seacrest Apartments are well placed for enjoying many of the resort amenities, close to bars, shops, restaurants and the beach. A great choice for those who prefer the flexibility that self-...

A sophisticated atmosphere, leisure facilities for all ages and lovely Mediterranean views make for a relaxing holiday in a great location....

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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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