Paphos, the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, provides a perfect holiday spot for those who start their travels in search of a mix of old and new. Paphos holidays have a lot to offer.
It’s true that Cyprus is a haven for club lovers and it seems at times that there are more bars and clubs than anything else. But Pathos is also home to a marvellous collection of archaeological sites and pretty colonial buildings, that house everything from government institutions to museums.
If your tastes are with culture and history - then you should head in the direction of Kato Paphos and its scenic medieval harbour. Here you’ll find layer after layer of Cypriot character as well as a great collection of restaurants and waterfront tavernas, A coastal strip with a newly built promenade, which leads to the marina.
The Paphos Archaeological Park houses a large number of attractions, which include the House of Dionysos and the Houses of Theseus. Both once grand Roman villas, famed for their intricate mosaics.
The Paphos Fort is at the tip of the marina and was once a fort prison held by both the British and the Turks - the current build dates back to the 1500’s and was built by the Turks.
If you’re looking for the perfect beach holiday with plenty of nightlife options then a holiday to Paphos will be perfect. We have a great selection of cheap Paphos holidays for 2014. Not to mention budget all inclusive Paphos holiday deals and last minute Cyprus that are perfect for groups, families and couples alike.
Weather in Paphos
Temperatures are at their hottest in June, July and August...in the late 20s up to early 30s. The coldest month January is generally 12 degrees C.
Paphos holidays monthly temperatures
Paphos holidays - Key Facts
Here are some key facts about Paphos:
- Approximate flight time from the UK - 4 hours, 30 minutes
- Destination Airport - Paphos International Airport, Cyprus
- Currencies - Euro EUR
- Official Language - Greek
In Ktima you’ll find something of a more traditional centre with beautiful colonial buildings and an old Turkish quarter ‘Mouttalos’. It’s ever so slightly deserted but it should give you an insight into how Paphos looked some 30 years ago.
The highlight here is Ktima’s excellent restaurants - try a typical Cypriot style Moussaka with a glass of Cyprus wine. If you’d like to explore a traditional village then head to the Tala Village north west of Paphos.
As well as having a great collection of restaurants it also has a beautiful Agios Neophytos Monastery. The Tombs of the Kings has something of a misleading name as it wasn’t actually the tomb of the royals. Instead the burial grounds of rich citizens and officials - all cut from solid rock.
Once you’re done there you should take a relaxing stroll on the coastal path which leads from the Tombs of the Kings to Geroskipou Beach.
When dusk settles on Paphos the clubs begin to open their doors. The best of the bunch, if only for their location, are on the sea front and the city centre.
There are, as you might expect, a great collection of terrace bars - try the Lighthouse Beach Bar on the shore of Lighthouse Beach for something a little more relaxed.
For a true Paphos clubbing experience - try the now legendary Barrio del mar. It’s just a few yards from Yeroskipou Beach and boasts some 6 bars and a capacity for 2000+ people. As with many of the clubs here - the music selection isn’t exactly inspired - but if you feel in the mood for a soundtrack of House and R&B - then Barrio del mar can do no wrong.
For a popular pre-bar try the tourist favourite - Robin Hood Pub. Located on a busy street surrounded by other bars, that though internally are exactly the same, don’t quite pull in the same large crowds as this one does.