Paphos

Travel Guide
Aphrodite\'s Rock featuring a pebble beach

The old town is cobbled with lovely pavement cafes to languish in and watch the world go by for a while. Also in the town is a perfectly formed beach that’s crammed with sunloungers for a lazy afternoon. Coral Bay beach isn’t too far away if you want a larger family-friendly stretch of sand that has plenty of facilities.

For the widest selection of bars and restaurants in Paphos, head to the Paphos Harbour, where there’s a happy atmosphere in the evenings as tourists congregate. Order a meze of swordfish, calamari, whitebait and prawns and taste the freshest local catches while you savour an inspiring view across the sea. Paphos holidays wouldn’t be complete without seeing the waterfront restaurants which are a good spot for people-watching, too.

Churches are popular sightseeing destinations in Paphos. Agios Georgios Church is small but beautiful and has wonderful views to enjoy from its hilltop location. If you're looking for something that bit bigger, the Byzantine Agia Paraskevi Church obliges with five domes. Immerse yourself even further in history with a visit to the Tomb of the Kings, which is just a 10-minute drive from the harbour and contributes to Paphos's status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This archaeological site is believed to be the burial ground of aristocrats in underground tombs dating back to 4th century BC.

Legend has it that Aphrodite rose from the sea and came to Paphos. The Baths of Aphrodite are situated just outside the village of Polis towards the tip of the Akamas Peninsula, and they're said to be where Aphrodite met her beloved Adonis. Beyond the legends, the Akamas Peninsula is the place to discover some wildlife and witness the giant limestone walls of the Avakas Gorge, home to a variety of plants and animals. Nearby Lara Bay is a breeding station for Green Back Turtles, too.

For water babies, St George’s Island is a popular diving spot easily reached from Paphos and suitable for all levels.

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Where to stay in Paphos

Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
The price is £57 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Agioi Anargyroi Church, Kings Avenue Mall and Fabrica Hill. Agia Solomoni ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (51 reviews)
"It was good"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2021

Mayfair Hotel
Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is £103 per night from 24 Nov to 24 Nov
Located in Paphos, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Tombs of the Kings and Kings Avenue Mall. Paphos Municipal ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (560 reviews)
"Spacious resort - clean rooms - everything works - great staff"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Elysium
King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort
King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort
5 out of 5
Chloraka Avenue, P.O. Box 61415, Paphos
The price is £86 per night from 27 Nov to 27 Nov
This family-friendly Paphos hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tombs of the Kings, Kings Avenue Mall and Paphos Municipal Park. Alykes Beach and Paphos Harbour are ...
3.9/5 Good! (268 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel but understaffed"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

King Evelthon Beach Hotel & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Adamou Gardens
Adamou Gardens
3.5 out of 5
Kyriakou Adamou, Paphos
The price is £30 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Paphos, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Saint George Private Hospital, Paphos Municipal Park and Byzantine Museum. Agios Theodoros ...
3.4/5 (52 reviews)
"Adamou Gardens is a great place to relax lovely pool great apartment, Jake the manager is so helpfull nothing is too much trouble makes for a perfect stay"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Adamou Gardens
Artemis Cynthia Complex
Artemis Cynthia Complex
3 out of 5
Agiou Fotiou 2, Paphos
The price is £76 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Universal, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agioi Anargyroi Church, Kings Avenue Mall and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Harbour ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (110 reviews)
"Loved this apartment complex, it looks just like the photos! There are several blocks overlooking multiple swimming pools. Local supermarkets nearby and 30 min walk to old town, the beach, harbour, lots of restaurants and all the main attractions. Staff were lovely, we arrived late and were able ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Artemis Cynthia Complex
Elysia Park
Elysia Park
4 out of 5
22 Sotiraki Markidi Street, Kato Paphos, Paphos
Located in Universal, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kings Avenue Mall, Alykes Beach and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Harbour and Paphos Lighthouse ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (117 reviews)
"Luxury block and the staff were so helpful"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

Elysia Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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