Paphos is not your quintessential seaside resort. Find more about its heritage by visiting this Cyrpriot holiday retreat. Select from over 500 hotel options.
الفنادق الاكثر شعبية Paphos
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162 الفنادق في Paphos
المعالم المشهورة في Paphos, Cyprus
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Sun, Sand and Heritage
The island nation of Cyprus has many beachy resorts that are worth spending a weekend or two. If you have the glamorous party capital Ayia Napa on one end then you have the equally glitzy and flamboyant Paphos housed on the other side. However, Paphos is not all fun and games as this particular holiday retreat is packed with stellar archaeological sites, historical structures and dramatic landscapes.
Kick-start the vacation by straight-away hitting the beaches where one can lounge around, relax and hope for a lovely tan after spending a day sunbathing. Head over to Alykes Beach - which is packed with superb amenities making it a premium choice for beach-a-holics. Those who wish for less crowd can spend some time at Kissonerga Bay, whose soft sands stretch for miles but are rarely packed due to less facilities. This will prove to be an excellent selection for those who are seeking some peace and serenity. Lara Beach is another great option and it is ranked as one of the best on the entire island. It is also renowned for being a significant turtle nesting site during summer.
One needs to go beyond the beaches to actually catch a glimpse of the true charm of the city. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site from way back in 1980 due to its ruins that date as far back as the 12th century BC, dilapidated fortresses, ancient tombs and breathtaking Roman remnants. Some of the highlights include the intricate mosaics of Nea Paphos and the incredible Tombs of the Kings, mosaic pavements of the House of Dionysus, sanctuary of Aphrodite, the imposing Paphos Fort and so forth. Be sure to also pay a visit to the amazing Archaeological Museum which is known to house fascinating collection of finds from excavations in the local area.
One can find a treasure trove of attractions to visit even after moving beyond Paphos. Drive for an hour north-east to the looming and majestic Troodos Mountains. It is a wonderful place for hiking with its excellent trails, luscious and dense jungles and other incredible fauna and flora. One can also head over during the winter months and indulge in the ski slopes and cross-country runs of the Troodos Ski centre. If you're with kids then be sure to head out to the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark that is packed with watersides, wave pools and a host of other thrilling rides.
When it comes to shopping, be sure to pick up the famous Lefkara lace, woven curtains, tablecloths, silks, basketwork, pottery, silverware and leather goods. The night-life in Paphos is buzzing and lively with a plethora of beach bars spruced around.
Paphos is brimming with a plethora of stay options. Millionaires seeking for the best luxury hotels and sprawling private apartments have no dearth of choices in this town. Similarly, budget tourists looking for modest and cheap accommodations will find plenty of options as well.
Paphos experiences subtropical semi-arid climate. The best time to visit would be March to May or October as the weather is pleasant and conducive for a holiday.