Cheap flights to Paphos
So beautiful that the ancient Greeks believed it to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, Paphos is still wowing the crowds today with its enchanting mix of unrivalled beaches and cultural treasures.
This elegant city on the south west coast of Cyprus is so packed with history that it is a World Heritage Site in its own right. So if you want to see ancient Greek theatres, Roman villas, Classical temples and some of the world’s best-preserved Roman mosaics, then you know where to come.
But the appeal of Paphos doesn’t end there. Luxury spa hotels, a medieval harbour with a smorgasbord of restaurants serving some tasty Greek cuisine, and a load of lively nightlife complete the lineup of tourist treats on offer at this small, yet perfectly equipped resort.
Of course that’s forgetting to mention the year round sunshine, warm seawaters, and those waterparks that keep the little ones entertained for hours. Sounds like this place has everything you could wish for from that perfect summer holiday – well it does.
Wine doesn't just go with dinner. Several wine routes around the vineyards of Paphos combine sampling local vintages with a leisurely tour of the region, which is at the peak of its beauty during these months. Ask for details at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation office at the airport or visit the town office at 8 Agoras Street.
Enjoy world-class opera under the stars as the open-air 16th Paphos Aphrodite Festival, on 5-7 September, with the historic harbour and its Venetian fort as a backdrop. This year, Verona's Opera Futura performs Cosi fan Tutte with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Ticket prices range from €25 to €70. pafc.com.cy
The 18th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama takes place in open-air amphitheatres across Cyprus throughout July. Companies from all over the globe perform their interpretations of some of the most enduring drama the world has seen. cyprus-theatre-iti.org/English.html