Paphos Holidays

Paphos travel guide

Your Paphos holiday

According to the myth Paphos is the son that the goddess Aphrodite bore, and it is for this reason that the city is founded under the patronage of Aphrodite. The area was first inhabited by the cult of Aphrodite. Architectural remains of the Hellenistic and Roman period still exist, as Paphos grew to become an important city during the pre-Christian time. Under Greek rule Paphos enjoyed big economic growth, yet soon the Romans became the main power in the Mediterranean and the Greeks submitted under their control. In 46 AD Saint Paul visited the island and converted the governor. During the Middle Ages the Byzantines protected Paphos from foreign invaders.
The capital of Cyprus was moved to Salamis, and was an important place for many of the soldiers of Richard the Lionheart’s Third Crusade. The Crusaders left Cyprus, then the Byzantine ruling house moved on, and in this time the Venetians, Turks, and British all took turns to rule. All these changes of power left Paphos in decline. Cyprus gained independence from Britain in 1960 and the country was allowed to join the League of Nations. The pro-Greece Cypriot government took control, sparking an invasion by Turkey in 1974 that split the island indefinitely. Paphos, however, benefitted from the invasion as two competing resort towns became part of Turkish control, and the Greek-Cypriot government invested in Paphos as a business centre and tourist destination.

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Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

5 stars
5.0 / 5
The five star Coral Beach Hotel and Resort is situated on 500 metres of natural sandy beach close to the town of Paphos, and offers absolute relaxation and spectacular sunsets. This unique resort combines the traditional Cypriot decor of white walls and authentic woodwork with the modern amenities of a 5-star resort. The resort is located on the edge of the Akamas peninsula, an area protected by UNESCO. Guests can enter Akamas and enjoy the breathtaking scenery either by horseback or jeep safari. The town of Paphos has itself been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1980.
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Paphos Gardens Hotel

3 stars
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Welcome to the Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel, this wonderful hotel is situated only 300 meters from a beautiful sandy beach. The hotel has great access to the local shops restaurants, beaches, and evening entertainment. Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel combines the best of self-catering and hotel accommodation, providing you with truly excellent service and activities to suit every guests needs. Paphos Gardens provides guest with the best in hotel facilities and services, the hotel friendly and professional staff will endeavors to meet all your accommodation needs ensuring you have a relaxing and carefree stay. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel provides guest with a myriad of room types, all fitted with the finest of facilities, ensuring you a relaxing and trouble free nights sleep. You are certain to have an unforgettable stay for all the right reasons. What better way to while away your day than enjoying a tasteful cocktail by the hotel's Pool Bar whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine. The hotel also has a Tennis court, gym, Pool and games can be found in the resort. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel is equipped with a fully fitted Health and Beauty Spa. The Spa is equipped with the finest of Spa treatments sure to make your stay truly relaxing. The hotel's professional health and beauty team will ensure that your session is soothing, productive and safe. For the more fitness minded guests, the hotel is equipped with state of the art cardiovascular training equipment certain to provide you with a comprehensive workout. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel features their excellent conferencing and meeting facilities. The hotel's main conference and meeting room can accommodate towards 200 delegates. The room is 100 sqm and is fitted with the best in conferencing and meeting facilities sure to provide you with a successful and productive meeting, conference, private party's, drink receptions and a host of other events. Paphos Gardens is one of the most tranquil and attractive locations to host your wedding reception. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, the ideal place for a drinks reception. The hotel experienced event and wedding coordinators will endeavors to meet all your conferencing and wedding needs. The hotel provides amenities like banquet facilities, bar, business centre, children's facilities, conference facilities, doctor on call, gift shop, gym, international access-high -speed, laundry service, lobby, parking facilities-at cost, reception, restaurant, safe deposit box, spa service, swimming pool-outdoor, tennis court and tour desk.
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Basilica Complex

3 stars
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Situated only 250 meters from the Paphos fishing harbor and the Municipality beach, the Basilica Complex is a Mediterranean Resort of charm and distinctive Cyprus flavour. Reflecting the unique culture, heritage and people the resort is next to the ruins of St. Pauls Pillar and the famous Paphos Mosaics. Numerous nearby shops, restaurants and bars are right on the complexs doorstep.The resort consists of studios and one and two bedroom apartments, all located among pleasant shady gardens. Fully furnished with well-equipped kitchenettes and private balconies, they offer an excellent holiday location.Additional Charge: Bed & Breakfast:7.00 , Half Board: 15.50; Full Board: 24.00Remark: The rates are in per room per day on Self catering Basis inclusive of CTO Taxes, service charge and VAT.
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Paphos Gardens Apartments

4 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews
Standing only 300 meters from lovely sandy beach and a minute from the tourist area, "Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort" offers low rise building combine self-catering with a hotel accommodation with all necessary service and daily activities for a pleasant stay and rest. The resort blocks around the hotel combine standard and superior apartments with pretty walkways leading to picturesque gardens.Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort offers Standard and Superior Studios and Apartments (One and Two bedroom), tastefully refurbished and furnished to the highest standards, maintaining a true Mediterranean feel and offering bright airy accommodation.Taxi transport is available in Kalo Paphos and it is bookable at the reception on request.The rates are in Euro per room per day on self-catering basis inclusive of CTO taxes, service charges and taxes.Additional Charges: All supplements are per person per day. Bed & Breakfast: Euro 7.00; Half Board 15.50 Euro; Full Board 24.00 Euro.
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Elysium Beach Resort Paphos

5 stars
2.0 / 5
Elysium Beach Resort Paphos is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. Situated on the beach, Elysium Beach Resort is in the historical heartland of the ancient city of Paphos. The resort is set adjacent to the ancient Tomb of the kings and 20 kilometres from the airport. The hotel boasts 250 spacious guestrooms that come with a host of modern amenities.
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Agapinor Hotel

3 stars
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Agapinor is a well known property in Paphos, located in the heart of this popular destination. A fantastic choice for every type of traveller (01/11 EP) It is a well known 4 storey bulding in the heart of Paphos. There's a fresh water swimming pool and a children's pool for the younger guests. Built to exceptional three star standards, the Agapinor Hotel is superbly situated in the centre of Paphos Town - Cyprus, with panoramic views of the West Coast, offering the ideal place for a Paphos holiday. The hotels location is ideal for shopping and sightseeing, with the local Market and Bazaar, District Museum, Public Gardens and Town Hall only a few minutes walk away. Kato Paphos with it's beaches and bars and the Harbour, which is ringed with tavernas, is only 1.5 miles, approximately 5 minutes by car. Within a short distance of the Agapinor Hotel Paphos is Land of the Kings, the House of Theseus and Dionysos and Saint Paul's Pillar. Bus stops are situated directly outside the Hotel and 200 metres away and the bus service will take you to the Local Market, Kato Paphos and Coral Bay, which is approximately eight miles away.
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Louis King Jason

3 stars
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This is a fantastic self catering option for guests who want more independence, and a fantastic starting point for exploring Paphos and the surrounding area (12/09 EP) It is a dark ochre cluster of maisonette style buildings, set in gardens around the sizeable pool area. This quality studio and apartment complex is located in a quiet residential area of Paphos.
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Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos

5 stars
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The luxurious Amathus Paphos was built in 1992 conceived of a deep-rooted desire to fulfil the ancient tradition of genuine hospitality in the modern luxury of five star accommodation. The hotels unique monastic architecture and classical interior achieve a subtle blend of intimacy. This superb retreat lies on the seashore surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, just two kilometres from Paphos charming fishing harbour. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel has been designed as an idyllic retreat for the discerning guest and offers an impressive range of facilities in exclusive surroundings.The hotel offers 273 superbly appointed rooms and suites, most of which are pool and sea view, or limited sea views.Our guests may choose from a variety of restaurants from modern European Cooking Art to Italian gastronomy and a Panasian cuisine. Evening entertainment consists of live music at the restaurants with Special theme Nights and a sophisticated Cocktail Piano Bar. Children have their own entertainment programme during the major school holidays.The Amathus Paphos boasts the Amathus Spa & Wellness Centre open all year round, a fully equipped and professional supervised gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool. For beauty and relaxation the sauna, hamam and the hydrobath are coming to complete the anti-stress and relaxation programmes, which includes sophisticated massage and beauty treatments, specially designed for the body and mind. The huge free-form swimming pool or sandy beach invites you to relax or enjoy sea sports and the tennis courts are at your disposal. For the Golf lovers, special arrangements can be secured at the Elea only 10 kilometres from the hotel and Aphrodite Hills, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley Golf Clubs, only 18 Kilometres from the hotel.The hotel provides a fully equipped self contained Conference Centre which can accommodate up to 425 delegates in The Plato Hall. In addition, The Zenon Syndicate Rooms can accommodate a further 120 delegates, or smaller groups when partitioned. The hotels prime location, luxurious dcor and furnishing, and its outstanding facilities along with the excellent service and hospitality combine to offer the visitor an irresistible package. There is really no alternative other than the leading hotel in Paphos.
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KingS

2 stars
4.0 / 5
Great budget hotel offering various facilities including sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room and satellite TV with video in the lobby area. Baby sitting services available on request. Good value for money. Complimentary ticket per room to the popular Paphos aquarium. (DB 10/08) Modern white washed building typical of the area. This family run hotel is located steps away from the Tombs of the Kings archeological site. A variety of shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants embrace the hotel. Within a short walking distance one can reach the picturesque Paphos Fishing Harbour and the centre of the old town shopping area. There is also easy access to the lovely beaches of Coral Bay and a daily bus service runs just outside the hotel to both Pano and Kato Paphos.
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Venus Beach

3 stars
4.0 / 5
A good all round hotel with a central location. Facilities include a large pool, indoor pool, beauty treatments, large gym and private parking. (DB 10/08) A multi storey building set in landscaped gardens. The hotel has access to one of the few sandy beaches in the area. Property enjoys views of the archeological site, sea and mountains in central Cyprus. Situated on a sandy beach front adjacent to the historical site of the 'Tombs of the Kings'. This hotel is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Paphos but is only a very short walk from local shops and bars in the tourist area.
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Hotels

Paphos Hotels

Nightly rates from €125.18

Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

5 stars
5.0 / 5
The five star Coral Beach Hotel and Resort is situated on 500 metres of natural sandy beach close to the town of Paphos, and offers absolute relaxation and spectacular sunsets. This unique resort combines the traditional Cypriot decor of white walls and authentic woodwork with the modern amenities of a 5-star resort. The resort is located on the edge of the Akamas peninsula, an area protected by UNESCO. Guests can enter Akamas and enjoy the breathtaking scenery either by horseback or jeep safari. The town of Paphos has itself been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1980.

Paphos Gardens Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed
Welcome to the Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel, this wonderful hotel is situated only 300 meters from a beautiful sandy beach. The hotel has great access to the local shops restaurants, beaches, and evening entertainment. Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel combines the best of self-catering and hotel accommodation, providing you with truly excellent service and activities to suit every guests needs. Paphos Gardens provides guest with the best in hotel facilities and services, the hotel friendly and professional staff will endeavors to meet all your accommodation needs ensuring you have a relaxing and carefree stay. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel provides guest with a myriad of room types, all fitted with the finest of facilities, ensuring you a relaxing and trouble free nights sleep. You are certain to have an unforgettable stay for all the right reasons. What better way to while away your day than enjoying a tasteful cocktail by the hotel's Pool Bar whilst soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine. The hotel also has a Tennis court, gym, Pool and games can be found in the resort. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel is equipped with a fully fitted Health and Beauty Spa. The Spa is equipped with the finest of Spa treatments sure to make your stay truly relaxing. The hotel's professional health and beauty team will ensure that your session is soothing, productive and safe. For the more fitness minded guests, the hotel is equipped with state of the art cardiovascular training equipment certain to provide you with a comprehensive workout. The Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Hotel features their excellent conferencing and meeting facilities. The hotel's main conference and meeting room can accommodate towards 200 delegates. The room is 100 sqm and is fitted with the best in conferencing and meeting facilities sure to provide you with a successful and productive meeting, conference, private party's, drink receptions and a host of other events. Paphos Gardens is one of the most tranquil and attractive locations to host your wedding reception. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, the ideal place for a drinks reception. The hotel experienced event and wedding coordinators will endeavors to meet all your conferencing and wedding needs. The hotel provides amenities like banquet facilities, bar, business centre, children's facilities, conference facilities, doctor on call, gift shop, gym, international access-high -speed, laundry service, lobby, parking facilities-at cost, reception, restaurant, safe deposit box, spa service, swimming pool-outdoor, tennis court and tour desk.

Basilica Complex

3 stars
Not yet reviewed
Situated only 250 meters from the Paphos fishing harbor and the Municipality beach, the Basilica Complex is a Mediterranean Resort of charm and distinctive Cyprus flavour. Reflecting the unique culture, heritage and people the resort is next to the ruins of St. Pauls Pillar and the famous Paphos Mosaics. Numerous nearby shops, restaurants and bars are right on the complexs doorstep.The resort consists of studios and one and two bedroom apartments, all located among pleasant shady gardens. Fully furnished with well-equipped kitchenettes and private balconies, they offer an excellent holiday location.Additional Charge: Bed & Breakfast:7.00 , Half Board: 15.50; Full Board: 24.00Remark: The rates are in per room per day on Self catering Basis inclusive of CTO Taxes, service charge and VAT.

Paphos Gardens Apartments

4 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews
Standing only 300 meters from lovely sandy beach and a minute from the tourist area, "Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort" offers low rise building combine self-catering with a hotel accommodation with all necessary service and daily activities for a pleasant stay and rest. The resort blocks around the hotel combine standard and superior apartments with pretty walkways leading to picturesque gardens.Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort offers Standard and Superior Studios and Apartments (One and Two bedroom), tastefully refurbished and furnished to the highest standards, maintaining a true Mediterranean feel and offering bright airy accommodation.Taxi transport is available in Kalo Paphos and it is bookable at the reception on request.The rates are in Euro per room per day on self-catering basis inclusive of CTO taxes, service charges and taxes.Additional Charges: All supplements are per person per day. Bed & Breakfast: Euro 7.00; Half Board 15.50 Euro; Full Board 24.00 Euro.
Nightly rates from €245.00

Elysium Beach Resort Paphos

5 stars
2.0 / 5
Elysium Beach Resort Paphos is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. Situated on the beach, Elysium Beach Resort is in the historical heartland of the ancient city of Paphos. The resort is set adjacent to the ancient Tomb of the kings and 20 kilometres from the airport. The hotel boasts 250 spacious guestrooms that come with a host of modern amenities.
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Flights

Flights to Paphos

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
Dublin Paphos Fri 16 May - Sun 25 May €509
London Paphos Fri 30 May - Sat 7 Jun €299
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Best time to take a holiday to Paphos

  • With the average high for the year resting at a pleasant 24°C, the Mediterranean climate makes the Paphos region comfortable enough for year-round travel. The lowest temperatures of the year occur in February, at an average low of 8°C. The best months to visit are April, May, September, or October, when temperatures are mild and weather activity is low. The most rainfall occurs between November and March, and little to no rain falls between June and August. Avoiding the summer months of June to August may be best if you want to stay away from drought conditions and high humidity.

Paphos highlights

  • See the Secret of Eternal Youth

    Guests looking for relaxation and beauty can find it just 40 kilometres north of Paphos at the Baths of Aphrodite. As the myth goes, Aphrodite used to bathe in the natural grotto close by underneath a fig tree, and tradition says that those who bathe in the waters will be given eternal youth. Visitors might be disappointed to learn that bathing is not permitted, but the baths do have a walking trail that lead guests to some of the island’s best views.

    Tour the Troodos Mountains

    Adventurous tourists who want to see something beyond Paphos’ ancient history can rent jeeps to explore the nearby Troodos Mountains. Nature lovers will enjoy the mountains’ many waterfalls, cool creeks, and distinct ecology. History buffs will not be bored, however, as they can spend time in the various Byzantine churches, monasteries, and villages where local foods, handcrafts, and other artefacts from the region are sold.

    Spend a morning at Paphos Harbour

    Head over and visit the medieval castle atop the mountain overlooking the harbour in Paphos to enjoy the early morning hours of the day. With great views of the promenade and busy port, this may be the best spot in the entire city to get a photo. The castle also has unique historical importance for those wanting a glimpse into Paphos’ past so marked by conflict. Sunrise offers the best opportunity to shoot a photo because the castle walls project a fire-red casting upon the light-green water.

    Swim at Coral Bay

    About 12 kilometres north of Paphos, Coral Bay might just be the island’s most beautiful beach cove, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The bay has a natural beach that extends over 600 metres in a crescent moon shape. Travellers will enjoy the soft, white sand, great swimming, and opportunities to catch some rays of sun. The water around the bay is not too deep, making it great for kids. Adults can enjoy water sports like water-skiing, banana boats, jet skis, and windsurfing.

Top Paphos attractions

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    The Tombs of the Kings

    Visitors who want to get a glimpse into the Cyprus kingdoms of the past should go to this famous burial ground. These underground chambers date back to the 3rd century BC and are carved out of the area’s rock. Though the tombs resemble something from Egyptian tradition, they actually reflect the architecture that was common in Cyprus at the time. Make sure to bring your walking shoes so that you are ready to explore all of the chambers and pillar halls. One mosaic that is popular among visitors shows King Icarios of Athens offering shepherds the chance to get drunk.

    The Paphos Mosaics

    Art lovers should definitely check out these historic mosaics dating back to the 3rd century. These mosaics are housed in buildings that are actually ancient Roman villas, and many of them represent Greek gods such as Apollo, making them a fascinating blend of two historic cultures. The mosaics were originally created for the dining rooms of the Roman upper classes, but today tourists can come for a small fee and see them daily. One of the most popular mosaics depicts the Greek god Dionysus drinking wine from a bowl. 

    The House of Aion

    This historical house is dedicated to the Greek god of eternity, Aion, and is yet another of Paphos’ must-see destinations. The most attractive element of the house is a five-panelled mosaic with Aion positioned as if posing for a contest. The Villa of Theseus and the House of Orpheus are two other historic houses that help tourists understand much of the relationship ancient Cypriots had with their gods. The House of Orpheus was actually recently excavated, and features coloured mosaics that represent Heracles and the Nemean lion.

    Odeon Amphitheatre

    Just north of these intriguing houses and their mosaics lies the Odeon amphitheatre. This amphitheatre dates back to the 2nd century and is still used to this day. Both musical and theatrical performances occur in front of an audience of 1,250 people. Along the amphitheatre, visitors can also walk up to a lighthouse with a lookout point towards the Akamas Peninsula.

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  • Cydive — Cyprus Scuba Diving Centre

    Take a plunge into pristine waters at this scuba-training centre. Offering lessons, dives and children's diving, this scuba centre is great for any adventure lover.

    Paphos Aphrodite Water Park

    Enjoy the sunshine at this family friendly water park featuring the largest family rafting attraction in Europe.

    Acropolis

    Investigate history at this site of ancient ruins. Made completely of limestone, this ancient entertainment arena is still in use today.

    Paphos Aquarium

    Spend a day with the family viewing a variety of fish, including both freshwater and saltwater species. For a toothy surprise, visit the crocodile exhibit.

    Aphrodite's Rock

    Said to be the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, this rock is a favourite of visitors due to its stunning backdrop.

    Adonis Bath

    Known as a key piece of the love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, this landmark is a must-see for its crystal blue waters.

    Paphos Fort

    This ancient fort offers stunning views of the surrounding areas. Located on the Kato Paphos Harbour, this site is made of large stones.

    Tombs of the Kings

    This stunning site is actually not a tomb of any kings, but the burial site of 100 aristocrats. The location is the site of ongoing archaeological findings.

    Saránta Kolónes

    Built in the 13th century, this landmark includes 40 impressive columns made of granite. This is also the site of the ruins of an ancient castle built in the seventh century.

    Paphos Bird Animal Park

    This facility offers close encounters with exotic favourites, such as giraffes, toucans, and snakes.

Paphos holiday travel tips

  • To and from Paphos

    A public bus can get you from Paphos Airport to the city centre. It is a relatively new service, and the timetables are designed according to the flight programs so that passengers do not have to wait at the airport. If there is a wait, taxi services are available. You could also consider car hire in Paphos, for access to your own transportation during your stay.

    Around town

    The Paphos transportation system may not be as varied as those of other large cities in Europe but they do maintain a bus system that runs well, with various lines inside the city and outside in the rural areas. Most of Cyprus runs on a combination of inter-urban public bus services, urban buses, and rural buses. Bus routes travel within the cities and suburbs. One-way tickets are around €1 for all routes. National bus lines cost around €10.

    Taxis and Ferries

    Taxis are also in high demand, as well as a new ferry service between Greece and Cyprus. Intercity taxi services are four to eight-seat minibuses that travel between different small towns on the island. Urban taxis provide 24-hour service, and can be flagged down on the street, but it is advised to reserve them in advance. Ferries run to nearby Limassol port, and from there you can take a taxi to Paphos.

Insider tips for Paphos travel

  • Seagull Restaurant

    This tasty eatery offers traditional Cypriot meals, such as Stifado, Fish Meze, and Mousakka, as well as other Mediterranean-inspired specialties.

    Paphos Market

    Browse through local produce, seafood, handbags, and souvenirs at this market located in the old town region of the city.

    Harry O's

    Shoot a few rounds of pool, and watch sports at this local night-time hotspot to wind down after a busy day of sightseeing.

    Santa Fe Ranch

    This ranch offers horseback riding adventures to guests. Experienced riders can even rent horses for use outside of the ranch.

    Fat Mamas

    Find American and Italian cuisine at this eclectic eatery, known for its loud and boisterous atmosphere.

Where to stay in Paphos

  • Guests who are looking for one of the finest of the city’s lodgings should check in to the Alexander the Great Beach Hotel. Located alone on a Blue Flag sandy beach and only walking distance from the Paphos harbour, the hotel was recently renovated, providing guests with modern comforts and amenities with a touch of elegance and old-world ambience.

    Another great resort location is the Riu Cypria Resort Hotel. Complete with an outdoor pool, swim-up bar, steam room, sauna, and health club with fitness equipment, this hotel has all the interactive amenities that a guest could need. Wireless internet is available throughout and the parking is complementary. The hotel also has a private beach and beauty salon.

    The Elysium Beach Resort Hotel has incredible accommodation and flawless service, making it a favourite with guests. This new age hotel prima donna is also conveniently located in the centre of Paphos with the Tomb of the Kings serving as a next door neighbour. Guests will enjoy the ultra large hotel rooms, and spectacular amenities like the pool, the restaurant, and the health club.

    A quaint and affordable hotel is the Akteon Village Hotel. A beautiful property with jacuzzi, sauna, pool and tennis courts, this hotel has great comfort and entertainment and is perfect for those bringing the little ones. Only walking distance from central Paphos, this spot is the perfect paradise for relaxation.
    So browse for a hotel in Paphos and start planning your itinerary now!

Paphos restaurants

  • Fat Mama’s (47 Tombs of the Kings Avenue) is the kind of restaurant that will suit a variety of tastes—perfect for those travelling with their families or in groups. The price is reasonable, and the two distinct menus keep everyone happy. It is a great place to go for special occasions and celebrations, as diners will be entertained by choreographed dances for birthdays and weddings. The restaurant is always full of people, so go early to get a seat. The fillet steak and chocolate cake are highly recommended.

    Diners will enjoy a fusion of Italian and French cuisine at the Colosseum Ristorante (101 Danaes Street, Olympian Complex), the product of Chef Nicos’ years of travelling and subsequent culinary exploration. The result is a scrumptious mix of tasty pastas, stuffed mushrooms dishes, large steaks, and enticing seafood platters. Throw in an attractive wine list and this place has it all.

    Try typical Mediterranean treats at the Sienna Restaurant (Chlorakas Avenue, Parareti 3 Court, Shop 16–17). This restaurant offers fine dining for couples, and also accommodates larger families. Parents looking to enjoy a quiet dinner can have their children amuse themselves in the designated play area. Menu favourites include anything pasta, Sienna chicken, and the sirloin steak.

    Tex Restaurant (22 Iasonos Street) features standard fare like grilled steaks, fish and chicken platters, and a wide array of starters, as well as some delicious dessert options. One recommended sweet is the halva ice cream with pistachio nuts and Macedonian halva.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and Hygiene

    Paphos has no compulsory vaccinations, and water quality is acceptable, yet because of the amount of limestone in the region it should be drunk with caution. Bottled water is a safer option in the summer. Some popular brands include Dalia, Pedoula, Al Vera and Montano.

    Accidents or Health Problems

    The health infrastructure of Paphos is of extremely good quality. The medical equipment and medical staff are good, and most cases can be treated locally.
    In the case of an emergency, visitors should call 112. Some good clinics include Makarios Hospital III on telephone number (02) 22 49 36 00, The General Hospital on (02) 22 45 11 11 and the Evangelistria Medical Centre on (02) 22 67 15 80.

    Security

    Criminal assaults are infrequent, although petty crime is increasing, so you are advised not to walk alone at night, or with jewellery or other attractive objects that catch attention. The country has had political tensions within the last 30 years, as Turkey controls the north section and the Republic of Cyprus controls the south. Try to avoid speaking on the subject of the Turkish Republic. It’s recommended that you carry photocopies of travel documents in case the originals are lost or stolen. Remember to drive on the left, and do not leave the scene of an accident without waiting for the police. The possession and consumption of drugs are severely punished. Photos of military sites on the Turkish side are prohibited.

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