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With a subtropical Mediterranean climate, Paphos, on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, is perfect for a beach break whatever the season. With blue flag beaches that stretch along the coastline, a buzzing tourist scene and a historically rich town centre, Paphos is ideal for those looking for sun, sea and adventure under the glorious Cypriot sun.
In the Greco-Roman era, Paphos was the island’s capital and today the ancient Roman Governor’s Palace is home to a collection of exquisite mosaics, one of the area’s most popular attractions. The atmospheric Tombs of the Kings are also worth a visit and nearby Petra tou Romiou is the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. The town itself dates back to the Neolithic era, making in a place rich with history and archaeological sites.
The hugely popular Coral Bay beach is one of the loveliest places in Cyprus to relax on a sun lounger. The deep blue waters make this an ideal spot for water sports, including parasailing and jet skiing. Paphos is also near the naturally splendid Arkamas peninsula, home to the green sea turtle. Here there are many nature trails and outstanding panoramas – perfect for that all important picture moment.
The region of Paphos is divided into three areas, coastal, plains and mountainous and each area offers something a bit different. Further afield, the city of Limassol, the second largest in Cyprus, is a buzzing metropolis, complete with medieval castle as well as well as a yearly wine festival and countless shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
Cyprus is not just blessed with a fantastic climate and excellent beaches; the history behind the island is fascinating too. Paphos holidays are the perfect base to begin exploring this magical island, whether you are climbing up to the mountain hill-top monastery of Kykkos, exploring underground churches or simply tasting some freshly caught local fish. Also check out holidays to Larnaca for your alternative holiday experiences.
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