Holidays to Paphos
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Paphos was once the ancient capital of Cyprus (today, it’s Nicosia.) Not surprisingly, a Paphos holiday offers everything you could wish in the way of history and culture, although many people are content to book Paphos holidays for the five Blue Flag beaches and lively bars and restaurants. We at Co-operative Travel have last minute Paphos holidays which will whisk you to Aphrodite’s birthplace in just a few hours.
A picturesque harbour town in the shadow of the stunning Troodos mountains, bargain holidays to Paphos offer something for everyone. Rich in Greek and Roman remains, particularly in the Paphos Archaeological Park, the Old Town’s UNESCO status has ensured Paphos can develop as a thriving tourist resort on one hand, and a living heritage museum on the other.
Paphos is divided into the UNESCO protected upper town of Ktima, 3 km inland, and lower Kato Paphos, the picturesque medieval harbour area and location of the Archaeological Park. Whether you plan ahead, or book late deals, Paphos’ Kato district is where most of the hotels, holiday villages and self-catering apartments are found, many of them sited within yards of the ancient ruins. Alternatively, you can book cheap Paphos holidays in a range of villas along the coast.
A Paphos holiday offers plenty of places to eat and drink. The pretty harbour, with its resident pelicans, colourful fishing boats and medieval fortress, is central to it all. Here, you’ll find seafood restaurants, pavement cafes, friendly tavernas and lively clubs and discos. At Ktima, you’ll find bustling hilly streets lined with elegant classical buildings, and shops and markets selling everything from locally made crafts to fresh fruit and vegetables.
In Greek and Roman mythology, Paphos was the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love, so it’s not surprising the resort is a leading wedding and honeymoon destination. However, Paphos package holidays are just as popular with families too. With six Blue Flag beaches, as well as the attractions of Coral Bay nearby, we at Co-operative Travel recommend last minute Paphos holidays for travellers of all ages.