General Travel

An Introduction to Paphos, Cyprus

If you’re looking for a trendy holiday destination this summer, then look no further than Cypriot town of Paphos. Home to some of the world’s most finest and adored ancient treasures and archaeological wonders, Paphos is visited by millions of people every year, and the entire city was even classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As the largest town on Cyprus’ Western Coast, the views are magnificent from the shorelines, and you can see some amazing parts of the Mediterranean from the bays too.

From art galleries and museums to great restaurants and waterparks, there’s so much to see and do in Paphos, whether you’re travelling with your family or just friends. There are also a number of smaller settlements to experience on this side of Cyprus, that are home to fantastic vineyards and dairy houses. Let’s take a look at some of the best things Paphos has to offer tourists  – if you’re thinking of visiting this year visit to find the lowest fares on flights.

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Just like most of the islands in the Mediterranean, the beaches in Paphos are simply stunning, with golden brown sands and crystal clear waters. From Vrisoudia and Municipal to Pachyammos to Alikes, there are a number of beaches that are special to tourists at this time of year, and they’re great places for families and couples to watch on as their children enjoy the shallow waters.

Not only are these beaches close to the town, but there are a number of restaurants and bars that spill out onto the sands, so you don’t even need to walk far to get some great food and drinks. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do on these beaches, wind-surfing as well as snorkelling have become very popular over the years; enquire with your tour operator if you want to book some lessons.

Things To Do In Paphos

Paphos holds a lot of archaeological history, meaning there are a number of sights to be seen in the city. Not only is the medieval fort located just by the harbour, but there’s also the Kato Pafos Archaeological Park – a great visit if you’re looking to see some of the most treasured finds in the world. Offering a vast selection of spectacular mosaics that vividly depict Greek mythology, it really is an excellent opportunity to experience some culture in Cyprus.

Carrying on with the historic theme, the Tombs of the Kings is located towards the northern shores of Paphos, and shows the site where a number of famous kings were buried on the island. This area is also surrounded great churches and monasteries, again with stunning architecture, so manke sure you bring a camera!

Food and Drink

One of the best things about Paphos is the variety of Mediterranean cuisine on offer. The harbour houses a number of local restaurants that offer Brazilian, Italian and Asian foods, and there’s also a vibrant café scene there too. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a nice evening meal, Paphos won’t fail to accommodate.