Mythical Mediterranean town
Paphos holidays are known for their spectacular Blue Flag beaches, serene harbour and beautiful surrounding landscapes. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing holiday spent soaking up Cyprus’ year round sunshine. Spend lazy days on the golden sands of the beach, taking a cooling dip in the sea or visiting one of the local tavernas when it’s time for some shade. Paphos is well known for its fresh seafood and local produce, with everything from fine dining restaurants to family run cafés where you can sit on the cobbled streets and watch the world go by.
Culture lovers will find plenty to keep them entertained in Paphos’ old town. Wander through the cobbled streets and take in the beautiful architecture which dates back to the 19th Century. Swim out to the famous Aphrodite’s Rock with your loved one or sip on cocktails, fine wines and champagne as the sun goes down.
Transfer time from Paphos airport to Paphos is approximately 15 minutes.
Cyprus has Greek island-style summers that warm up quickly, with temperatures sticking in the low 20s around April and May. In the middle of summer, highs are well into the 30s, and you can still get away with great beach weather (in the slightly more comfortable 20s) around September and October. Cyprus doesn’t get particularly cold; things hover in the late teens throughout winter, with the odd rain shower.
Visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Cyprus.
Most restaurants and hotel bills will include a 10% tip, so you don’t have to tip wait staff or bar staff. Even still, extra tips are always appreciated, especially if you received good service. Taxi drivers appreciate a tip; aim for about 10% of the fare.
The official languages of Cyprus are Turkish and Greek. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.