Information about flights to Paphos
On the magnificent southwestern coast of the Mediterranean nation of Cyprus, Paphos has an illustrious ancient past, and is acclaimed for its romantic sunsets. It overlooks terrific sandy beaches and stunning emerald waters, and is especially popular with holidaymakers from Western Europe. Most people who arrive here take direct flights to Paphos International Airport from destinations such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Athens.
Must-see: The Paphos Archaeological Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Paphos Archaeological Park has been inhabited since the prehistoric era, and once comprised four grand Roman villas. It's particularly renowned for its Tombs of the Kings and detailed mosaic floors, and is open to visitors throughout the year. See the Asklepieion that was once a nursing home, explore the enormous 2nd-century Odeon, and observe the mythological artworks of the 4th-century House of Aion.
One of the most famous beaches in Cyprus, Coral Bay has a prestigious EU Blue Flag rating, and is just a few kilometres from Paphos. It comprises 600 metres of pristine golden sands, and is overlooked by numerous trendy bars and tavernas.
The Petra tou Romiou
Known in English as the Aphrodite's Rock, the Petra tou Romiou is a magnificent series of rocks where you can witness some spectacular views of the sunset. In Greek mythology, it is the birthplace of Aphrodite, a Greek goddess of beauty and love.
The Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery
Dating back to the 12th century, the impressive Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery is high up on the Cyrpriot hills and is surrounded by beautiful vineyards.
A little further afield: Mount Olympus
1,952m-high, Mount Olympus, the highest peak in Cyprus, is also revered for its stunning panoramic views, and can be reached by car.
Hotels in Paphos
Some of the best-rated luxury hotels in Paphos include the romantic Alexander the Great Beach Hotel, the family-friendly The King Jason hotel, and the majestic Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel. If you're looking for somewhere that's more affordable and offers impeccable value for money, you might wish to consider the Helios Bay Hotel or Louis Phaethon Beach.
One of the main reasons why people visit Cyprus year after year is to enjoy its superb fresh cuisine, which is a vibrant mix of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. Highly regarded restaurants include the international-style Ficardo Restaurant, the Baan Thai Kitchen, the Italian-inspired Porto Bello restaurant, and the Greek-themed Laona Restaurant.