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).
A City Sightseeing bus tour gives you a potted history of Paphos, with a 24-hour ticket for hopping on and off at convenient spots. Tickets: €12.50 adults, €5 children, €30 family. www.city-sightseeing.com
Petra tou Romiou, the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love, is a short drive from Paphos and a wonderful spot for a paddle or a picnic. Buses also run throughout the day to this picturesque place, known as "Aphrodite's Rock", departing from Paphos Harbour bus depot.