Sovereign’s Guide to Paphos

Paphos is the perfect choice for luxury holidays in Cyprus. The weather in Paphos is sunny all year round so is ideal for relaxing days by the beach. There is so much to do here, but to help get you started, here is our guide to our favourite things in Paphos.


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Ancient Paphos Archaeological Site

Paphos Archaeological Site is UNESCO listed and is home to impressive Roman villas that have well preserved mosaics hidden inside. You will also find the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. Showcasing the rich history and heritage, the site is split into several zones where you can discover significant ruins and artifacts, symbols of the site’s historical importance.
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Tombs of the Kings

The Tombs of the Kings is an ancient burial site dating back to the Roman and Hellenistic periods. Although a burial site, it actually refers to the architectural style and grandeur of the tombs. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it offers a glimpse into the customs and practices of burials in the past. Some of the tombs feature beautifully designed frescoes that depict scenes from daily life and religious symbols. 
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Aphrodite’s Rock

Located along the coast, you can visit the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Rising out of the sea you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and see where she was born from the sea foam near this rock. Legend states that she emerged fully grown from here making this the symbol of her birthplace. Serene and picturesque, visitors can enjoy swimming in the clear azure waters.
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Paphos Harbour and Castle

The harbour in Paphos and the castle are two important attractions in Paphos that offer a blend of architecture, history and coastal charm. Paphos Harbour is a vibrant area that is popular with the locals and has a rich history that dates back years to a time when it was an important port city. Take a stroll along the promenade stopping off in the cafes and bars filled with a lively atmosphere.
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Relax on Paphos Beaches

The beaches in Paphos are dotted along the coastline and offer the perfect spot for some well-deserved relaxation. There is also a range of watersports for you to try as well as family friendly areas. Head to Coral Bay Beach to enjoy beautiful golden sands and turquoise waters on one of Paphos’ most popular beaches. It’s well equipped with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas to make the most of the Mediterranean heat.


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Paphos offers a wide range of Cypriot and Mediterranean cuisine for you to enjoy on your next luxury holiday to Cyprus. Meze is a quintessential dining experience in Cyprus where you’re treated to a feast of small dishes to share among friends. It includes a selection of appetisers such as tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber dip), houmous, halloumi, souvlaki (grilled meat skewers), dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and so much more.  

Cyprus also has a long history of winemaking so you can try some local wines like Maratheftiko (a red) or Commandaria (a sweet dessert wine). 

Dining in Paphos is much about the experience as it is about the food. Explore the local tavernas to savour authentic flavours in the most beautiful settings. 


We have a fantastic range of luxury hotels in Paphos for you to choose from.

Hotel Elysium, Paphos
  • A modern hotel with five star facilities
  • Set right on the beach
  • Close to historic Paphos harbour
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Amavi Hotel - Made For Two Hotels, Paphos
  • The first five star couples' only hotel in Cyprus
  • Set on a golden sandy beach
  • Extensive facilities, including a spa, bars and restaurants
Annabelle Ouranos Lounge
Annabelle Hotel, Paphos
  • A chic and glamorous hotel
  • Up to 15% early booking discount
  • Free upgrade to Half Board for children if parents upgrade to Half Board
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Helen Lippe

If you're after culture, Paphos is for you. The Tombs of the Kings are very interesting, as are the mosaics in the harbour area.

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Caitlin Keeping

Hire a car for a day or two to explore some more of Cyprus. Head along the coast to Limassol or go up into the Troodos Mountains.

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