Cyprus is famed around the world as a tourist destination, and the city of Paphos is considered one of its most popular resort towns. Located on the western coast of the island, the city is celebrated for its sprawling Archaeological Park, medieval castle, and excellent selection of hotels, resorts and beaches. Paphos is also home to its own international airport, the second largest in the country, which makes it simple and convenient to catch a flight to or from the city.
Fly to Paphos International Airport (PFO)
Paphos International Airport is located on the coast, south of Paphos and next to the small village of Acheleia. The airport is used by tourists who want to access the western and southern coasts of the island, in particular the resort towns of Limassol and Peyia. However, it is also commonly used to access Paphos itself, as it is only eight miles from the city centre. PFO operates flights to and from a number of destinations, which are mainly in Europe. The majority of flights are seasonal, however a small number of airlines offer year-round scheduled journeys.
Booking Your Flight to Paphos
When booking your flight to Paphos, it’s important to consider which destinations and airlines are served by the airport, and what time of year it will be easiest to travel. You can fly direct to Paphos from a number of major airports in the UK, France, Finland, Germany, Israel, Egypt and Poland. Departure points not served by Paphos International Airport will require a connecting flight, which can be easily booked using the Expedia multi-flight booking function.
Travellers looking to save money can book their flights with low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair. However, it’s also possible to arrange a more luxury journey in business or first class when you book with airlines such as British Airways.
Travelling Around Paphos
If you are planning on travelling around Paphos and the surrounding region, your easiest option may be to rent a car. You can easily do this at the airport, which is just a 20-minute drive from the central Paphos, although there are also car rental agencies in the city. If you would prefer to hire a car, or you do not require a vehicle, you can travel into the city by taxi, private airport shuttle or the airport bus service. Catching a bus is likely to be your cheapest option. Once in the city, the public buses provide cheap and easy transport to many of the main areas and attractions.
Things to Do in Paphos
If you’re looking for a combination of culture and leisure activities, Paphos is a brilliant city to visit. You can tour fascinating ancient sites such as the Tombs of the Kings, which dates from the 4th century BC, and Paphos Castle. Afterwards, you may want to head to beautiful Faros Beach or the nearby resort of Coral Bay to soak up some sun. Don’t forget too, that Paphos is the perfect place to try out traditional Cypriot cuisine.