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Paphos

Travel Guide
Aphrodite\'s Rock which includes a pebble beach

On the west coast of Cyprus is a popular resort town with broadly appealing attractions. Find history, culture, watersports, nature and all-night revelry.  

Paphos is a popular seaside destination with a historic past. Many visitors come for the beaches and nightlife and discover magnificent architectural treasures as well.

The Paphos area features more than 30 miles (50 kilometers) of coastline, with many beaches earning Blue Flag status for environmental quality. Vrisoudia, Municipal and Alikes beaches are closest to the town and popular with families. Snorkel and dive at Coral Bay or surf and windsurf at Laourou Beach. In summer, see loggerhead turtles nesting at Lara Beach or cool off at the Aphrodite Water Park.

Most of the town’s archeological sites are located near the harbor. Paphos Archaeological Park houses remains dating from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Admire the beauty and detail of elaborate mosaic floors in four Roman villas including the House of Dionysos and the House of Orpheus. Walk through the Tombs of the Kings, underground burial places carved out of rock, where aristocrats were interred. Explore the ruins of Saranta Kolones, a Byzantine fort. Sit on one of the limestone blocks in the 2nd-century Odeon, a large amphitheater that hosts musical and theatrical performances in the summer.

Paphos has a rich biodiversity. Throughout the region follow nature trails that take you past waterfalls, through fields of crocuses and near farms, medieval ruins and caves.

Enjoy the loud and colorful nightlife. Karaoke bars, nightclubs and discos in the center of town and at the beach draw in crowds of young people from across Europe. The aptly named Bar Street is an entire avenue of clubs and bars. For those who want a quieter stay, find plenty of tavernas and international restaurants in the harbor area.

Visitors will be easily understood in Paphos. Although the official languages are Greek and Turkish, many locals have a good command of English. There is also a large British expat community.

Reach Paphos by flying into its international airport, 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside the town. Get around by bus, rental car or on foot.

Where to stay in Paphos

Cynthiana Beach Hotel
Cynthiana Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Mosfilon Street, Kissonerga
The price is $135 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Nestled on the beach, this Kissonerga hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Coral Bay Beach, Paphos Harbour, and Alykes Beach. Paphos Municipal Park and Tombs of the ...
4/5Very Good! (90 reviews)
"Amazing views, great snorkelling right in front of the hotel. Beautiful sunsets. Staff are fabulous. Has a life guard, child pool, indoor and outdoor pools and ‘the lagoon’ seawater pool which is great. Never had a problem getting a sun lounger. Bus stop really close by so very easy to get to the ..."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Cynthiana Beach Hotel
Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is $307 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Paphos, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kings Avenue Mall and Tombs of the Kings. Paphos Harbour and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (540 reviews)
"Beautiful place to stay, walking paths on the coast were easy to get to, the best picturesque sunsets were amazing to watch every night. local restaurants and attractions were within walking distance. The staff was so friendly and helpful. A great place to bring your family. The gym and classes offered ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Elysium
Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa
Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Theas Afroditis Avenue 10, Yeroskipou, Geroskipou, Paphos
The price is $175 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Offering direct access to the beach, this Geroskipou hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rikkos Beach and Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark. Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (145 reviews)
"Lovely clean hotel with Friendly and helpful staff. This was our second stay and we had a great time."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa
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.
New York Plaza Hotel Apartments
New York Plaza Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Adamantiou Korae Ave 13, Paphos
The price is $53 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Located in Paphos, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Tombs of the Kings, Agioi Anargyroi Church, and Saint Paul's ...
3.4/5Good! (67 reviews)
"I did not stay at the hotel, because when I arrived, the reception told me that there were no empty rooms, so I told them that I had booked on the site and paid the costs of accommodation, and she told me that it was not her problem, but the problem of the site"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

New York Plaza Hotel Apartments
Panareti Coral Bay Hotel
Panareti Coral Bay Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Keratidiou Street, Coral Bay, Pegeia
The price is $79 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Located by the sea, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Pafos Zoo, Tombs of the Kings, and Kings Avenue Mall. Paphos Lighthouse and Saint ...
3.4/5 (170 reviews)
Short stay out of season.
"Just a couple of nights here but very nice and relaxing.we were out of season so somethings were not available, but the staff were very helpful. We had a meal in the restaurant which was freshly cooked, delicious and not expensive. I can't think of any negatives about the stay."

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Panareti Coral Bay Hotel
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 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"Luxury block and the staff were so helpful"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 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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