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.
Want to give your feet a treat after hitting the sales in the tourist area? Head to the healing Garra Rufa Fish spa opposite the bus depot in the harbour where tiny fish gently nibble away at your toes. Prices start at €7 for five minutes and they often run reduced-cost happy hours (Poseidon Avenue, tel: 26 960 545).
Paphos Zoo, near Peyia village, is home to a huge collection of exotic birds, tigers, white lions and giraffes. There's also a parrot show, which promises fun for all ages (St George Road, tel: 26 813 852, pafosbirdpark.com).
For an insight into Paphos' rich history, visit the Tombs of the Kings, a fascinating city cemetery dating back to 300 BC. Wealthy Ptolemaic aristocrats, rather than royalty, were buried here (Tomb of the Kings Road, tel: 26 306 295).