- Paphos All inclusive holidays
Renowned as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, today Paphos is attracting more earthly visitors and is top of the list for thousands of holidaymakers every year. All inclusive holidays in Paphos guarantee sun, sea and sensational beaches, as well as some truly breath-taking historical sites. Ideal for families, groups of friends, and couples, and with plenty of resorts and attractions to explore, it is a destination many return to again and again.
If you want to pack as much history as you can into your Paphos holidays then a great starting point is the Paphos Archaeological Park. Here you can stroll amongst beautifully preserved ancient temples and Roman villas.
The coastal path that runs from the Tombs of the Kings to Geroskipou Beach is a gentle stroll that also provides some spectacular views of western Cyprus.
Around 25 kilometres from the city is the Rock of Aphrodite, where the goddess was said to have been born. Today it is home to a five-star hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a cluster of luxury villas. However, you can still see the rock out to sea, which legend claims was hurled by the bishop of Caesarea Mazaca to ward off invading Saracens.
If you love art then a couple of miles north of Paphos is the village of Lempa (also written as ‘Lemba’ as this is closer to the correct pronunciation), which is home to the Cyprus College of Art.
For families, a great destination is the Aphrodite Water Park. This is one of the most talked about water parks in Cyprus, and is filled with slides, flumes, lazy river rides, and wave machines.
At the edge of the harbour stands Paphos Castle, a fort originally built by the Byzantine empire to protect the harbour. It has been destroyed, rebuilt, and destroyed again several times, both by great battles and huge earthquakes. It remains a symbol of the city, and is a popular tourist attraction, partly due to the stunning views it offers of the sunset.
The entire city has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, and is packed with ancient attractions, including the Tombs of the Kings. While no actual royalty was buried in these underground caverns, only Paphitic aristocrats and high officials, they are still impressive and a big draw for history lovers.
Paphos Zoo started life as a bird park, but today has giraffes, monkeys, meerkats, kangaroos, tigers, and many more.
The city’s history delves deep underground too, with catacombs dating back hundreds of years scattered all over the city. Check out the church of Agia Solomoni: here you will find intriguing 12th century frescoes, as well as a sacred terebinth tree, which is believed to heal those who hang offerings on its branches.
The Rock of Aphrodite is the best known landmark in the city, but to see even more ruins from the time of the ancient Romans, head to the House of Theseus in Paphos Archaeological Park. It’s the largest Roman villa in Cyprus and some believe it was the home of Seguis Paulus, the Roman Governor of Cyprus.
Paphos holidays are typically beach-focussed, with most beaches offering plenty of attractions, water sports, and facilities that will keep the whole family entertained. The surrounding countryside is a blissful contrast from the seaside, which makes Paphos Forest a popular choice for nature lovers.
Paphos has more than its fair share of theatre groups, all of which entertain the crowds all year round. The Kendall and Morelli Amphitheatre is a particular favourite, and puts on shows throughout the summer, from Abba tribute bands to Greek tragedy plays. The theatre is designed in the traditional amphitheatre style, so everyone gets a great view of the entertainment on offer.
There is plenty of nightlife to enjoy, and the clubs and bars stay open until well into the early hours. There is even an entire street dedicated to nothing but clubs and bars, known somewhat unsurprisingly as ‘Entertainment Street’. It is where you will find the all nightclubs and discos, and is ideal if you want to dance until dawn. However, if you prefer things a little more laid back, then beach bars tend to be more relaxed and chilled out.
Entertainment for kids is plentiful, and a trip to the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark will likely be at the top of the to-do list. There are plenty of facilities for grown-ups too, and friendly staff are on-hand so mums and dads can relax in the sunshine.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to Paphos
Any all inclusive holidays in Paphos are going to include a lot of time at the beach, and with year-round sunshine and safe bathing for the kids, it is no surprise that they are at the top of everyone’s list. One of the most popular is Coral Bay, 6 kilometres North of Paphos. It is a Blue Flag beach that has everything, from pedalos, to boogie boards, to windsurfing and banana boat rides. Faros beach is another good option if you are a water sports enthusiast. It is another Blue Flag beach as the beach front is cleaned every day, and lifeguards are on duty from 11am to 5:30pm during peak season. Like cheap all-inclusive holidays to Paphos? Check out our other amazing deals for Paphos holidays!