Paphos

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Paphos

Discover the treasures of this ancient town and pleasant seaside resort.

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From 01/04/2023 to 29/04/2023

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5 good reasons to go to Paphos

Get more than just a tan
Get more than just a tan
In Cyprus, some of the most beautiful ancient sites of the Mediterranean are just a step away from the beach. Stone columns overlook the sea and the lines between history and mythology are often blurred. The town centre is a perfect example, as you wander from Medieval baths to the lower town and the vibrant seafront.
Declare your love
Declare your love
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born of the foam of Uranus on the shores of Cyprus. Nowadays, couples come here to celebrate their wedding and their love in the hope of earning the favours of the goddess. Where could be more perfect for a honeymoon?
The ideal climate
The ideal climate
Cyprus is one of the most northerly Mediterranean islands, with a similar climate to the Turkish or North African coasts. What makes it different? Its lush, rolling valleys are surrounded by the clear, refreshing waters of the Mediterranean.
A multicultural land
A multicultural land
Did you know that Cyprus is actually divided into two parts? The North is occupied by Turkey while the South is an independent republic and EU and eurozone member, with Greek as the official language. It is also home to some British sovereign enclaves.
Mouthwatering gastronomy
Mouthwatering gastronomy
This coming together of Greek and Oriental cultures has led to an amazing culinary diversity of meat dishes in sauce, mezes to share, moussaka, souvlaki and tzatziki. Desserts are also a delight, with pastries made from honey, almond and the famous local oranges.

To see / do

Culture and History

Archaeological sites in Paphos

Archaeological sites in Paphos

UNESCO Heritage sites offer magnificent and superbly preserved mosaics of scenes from Greek mythology. Explore also the Tombs of the Kings, named for their imposing size. They are actually the resting place of rich aristocrats who lived on the island in the 3rd century BC.

Petra Tou Romiou

Petra Tou Romiou

This huge rock is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite.This site is divinely beautiful, with milky blue waters and a fabulous sunset.

Chrysopolitissa Basilica

Chrysopolitissa Basilica

Almost all but the foundations of this 4th-century paleochristian religious edifice were destroyed during the Arab Invasions of 653. You can still admire marble columns and several original mosaics. Saint Paul's Pillar is also here, where legend says the saint was bound and whipped 39 times before converting his torturer to Christianity.

 

Agios Neophytos Monastery

Agios Neophytos Monastery

This monastery set in lush greenery in the heart of the mountains over Paphos is a genuine haven of peace and calm. Visitors can explore its hermitage, small museum, gardens, basilica and four cave dwellings which are home to rediscovered 12th-century frescoes. 

Go out

Avgas canyons

Avgas canyons

Accessible from the Agios Georgios beach, this is a delightful destination in the heat of the summer. You can explore around 3 kms of canyon in the shade of impressive rocky walls and blocks of stone. The most adventurous can continue the climb to the top.

 

Akamas Peninsula

Akamas Peninsula

This is one of the most unspoilt areas of Cyprus, where sea turtles lay their eggs on idyllic sandy beaches. The undersea caves of the cliffs are home to monk seals. To be explored ideally on foot or by bicycle.

 

Gastronomy

Meze

Meze

To accompany a drink or eaten directly as a meal, meze are an assortment of small dishes which are a perfect introduction to local specialities. Cypriot cuisine is a rich blend of mouthwatering Greek and Oriental flavours, but also includes classics such as tzatziki and hummus.

 

Halloumi

Halloumi

This salted goat's and ewe's cheese is a great Cypriot speciality. It is generally served fried or grilled, because it does not melt, but can also be added to a green salad and many other dishes.

Practical information

Flight duration

3h15

Time difference

-1h

Currency

Euro

Distance

3025km

Average temperature

Spring

19°C (max : 26°C)

Summer

30°C (max : 35°C)

Autumn

16°C (max : 25°C)

Winter

6°C (max : 17°C)

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