Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, a holiday in Paphos is great for all ages. Paphos' harbour is packed full of big and beautiful yachts, while Paphos Castle and the Paphos Archaeological Park provide an fascinating insight into the history of the town. Sun seekers should head to the pristine white sand beaches and calm, warm waters of Coral Bay, while those seeking action will enjoy the Paphos Aphrodite Water Park. At night, the town comes alive so head to Bar Street where you'll find plenty of pubs and clubs.
One of the cheapest way to get to Paphos is with budget airline Ryanair. The airline offers direct flights to Paphos from London Stansted with flights often costing less than £100 if booked well in advance. You can also fly direct from most other UK airports including Cardiff, Exeter and Newcastle with airlines such as easyJet, Jet2 and Thomson Flights. The journey takes around five hours.
Flights from the UK arrive at Paphos International Airport, a small airport located around 10 kilometres southeast of Paphos town centre. Catching a bus or getting in a taxi are your best ways of reaching the centre. The local bus is the cheapest option, and takes around 20 minutes to reach Paphos harbour. Taxis are readily available outside the terminal building and cost around ?35 to get to Paphos town centre.
Paphos is a relatively small town so it can be explored on foot. However, if you'd like to see the wider area or go off the beaten track during your Paphos holiday you can hire a car in Paphos. To get the best deals, it's advisable to book in advance and shop around online.
There is accommodation in Paphos to suit most budgets, although it's always worth booking in advance especially if you're looking for cheap hotels in Paphos as it's a small town and can get booked up pretty quickly. Shop around online for the best possible deals.
Head to Paphos Town Market and look out for leather goods and lace - if you bargain hard you could walk away with some fantastic deals. Paphos' range of small shops also offer good value for money on everything from local handicrafts to souvenirs.
Paphos has a good choice when it comes to restaurants, from those serving Western-style fare to the more traditional Cypriot establishments and tavernas. The latter offers the best value for money serving up delicious mezze dishes. The further away from the centre of the town you venture, the better deal you will get!
Updated 5th March 2014
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posted by rbowmanThe best family attraction we found in Paphos! So much to see for everyone, they don't just have birds here but also loads of zoo animals, including my fave, the giraffe.
posted by bvanleerA pretty spot to chill out at and watch the sun set from, great for a relaxed and quiet (and cheap!) evening.