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. At Co-operative Travel we 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, at Co-operative Travel we recommend last minute Paphos holidays for travellers of all ages.
Key Information: Paphos is a city which is located on the south west of Cyprus . Holidays in Paphos offers many historical attractions, such as the Temple of Aphrodite. Being selected as the ‘European Capital of Culture’ for 2017 and being included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Paphos is the destination for historical culture and mythology.
Ideal Time to Go: The climate in Paphos is known to be a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, which means that there is a generally pleasant and warm weather throughout the year. To make the most out of the pleasant weather, we recommend booking holidays to Paphos in August as that is the hottest month of the year. If you want to book cheaper holidays, then you should book cheap holidays to Paphos in January as the temperature is cooler and there are fewer visitors.
Weather: Paphos offers a consistently warm and pleasant weather throughout the year. This makes it a suitable all year round holiday destination. The hottest month is August which has an average temperature of 31°C, whereas to coolest month is in January with an average temperature of 17°C.
Flight Time: A direct flight from the UK to Paphos takes around 4 hours.
Time Difference: Paphos is 2 hours ahead of UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: There are known to be civilisations which have lived in Paphos since the stone ages.
Top Tip: If you plan on travelling around Paphos a lot, then you should consider using the public transport. It’s actually quite inexpensive and convenient. There are also car hires available if you prefer.
Direct flights and connecting flights are available at airports across the UK. London, Birmingham and Manchester offer both direct flights and connecting flights to Paphos. We recommend booking direct flights to Paphos as it can be cheaper and faster. Paphos is a popular destination and is available all year round
Paphos holidays offer a variety of fascinating historical attractions which are definitely worth the visit. With so much to do in Paphos, we do you start? We have put together a short list of our recommended places to visit:
Temple of Aphrodite – This sanctuary was a very famous religious centre and is also a very important archaeological site as it includes a variety of fascinating remains. The temple offers breath-taking sights and interesting historical culture.
Paphos Archaeological Park – This archaeological park has been listed as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains several ancient monuments which date back to the prehistoric times. If you love culture and new experiences, then you should definitely visit this park.
Akamas Peninsula – This destination is home to an extensive range of wildlife and contains many different types of habitats. For those who love exploring, there are walking trails and bike rides through the Akamas Peninsula.
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