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.
The last week in February sees King Carnival enter Paphos in a flamboyant community parade as partying starts before Easter fasting. Parades, fancy-dress competitions, children's events and special celebrations in bars and hotels reach a high on the last weekend before Green Monday, the 4 March start of Lent. Call the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (+26 932 841) for full events dates or visit the office at Paphos International Airport.
Professional chocolatier Joulietta Fine Chocolates makes handmade luxury chocolates with a Cypriot twist. Great gifts include delights made with rosewater, lemon, honey and basil (16A Alexandrou Ipsilandi, Shop 1, between Lidl and Time Out kiosk, +99 316 525).