If you are looking for a relaxing and chill holiday with a bit o culture Paphos, Cyprus may just be the trip for you. I visited Paphos for three days and four nights specifically because of a wedding but I was still abke to explore and learn more about the city. Cyprus is a very popular tourist destination and a Mediterranean island that attracts many people on a yearly basis because of the friendly atmosphere and the amazing weather.
A lot of people love Paphos because it is a location that has so much to offer. There is something for all people to enjoy. No matter whether you prefer to lounge on the beach or you are someone who likes to spend their time exploring; you will love it. Paphos is great for couples, families and large group vacations. It pretty much has something for everyone.
There are a number of different beaches in this part of the Island. However, Coral Bay, otherwise known as Peyia beach, is considered the best option. Temperatures do get very high, though, so make sure you look into sunglasses before you travel and pick plenty of sunscreen too. There are limestone cliffs at either end of the beach, adding to the beauty and surroundings. The beach is also Blue Flag status meaning it has been recognised for its water quality, high level of environmental management, and much more. You will also find a lot of bars and restaurants in the area too.
Places to Visit
- If you are someone who likes to spend their vacation getting involved in the culture and finding out more about the history of the area, you should definitely visit The Tombs of the Kings. This is a massive burial ground, with tombs of nobility as well as Ancient Greek citizens.
- The Archaeological Park is also worth a mention as another place to visit. You are going to be able to explore a number of different wonders from Ancient Greece, and so it really is an incredible place. This includes everything from the theatres to the marketplaces. Plus, don’t forget to take a look at some of the incredible mosaics, which have been preserved incredibly.
- The Akamas Peninsula is another place that you may want to add to your must-visit list. This is a great place for relaxing and unwinding, which is what everyone, even bloggers should do while they are on vacation. Even if you like to keep busy with activities and exploration, it is also important to have a little bit of “me time” so you can de-stress and unwind. The landscape here is incredible and the environment is breathtaking.
- If you are a Christian or have interest in the bible St Paul’s pillar and Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa may be another location to check out. It is the ruins of a church built in the 13th century that apparently Paul had visited.
You are also going to have no trouble finding accommodation in Paphos, Cyprus. There are many different options for you to choose from. This includes everything from villas to hotels. You can find hotels located in all of the main areas, with great deals available, all-inclusive options, and big luxurious swimming pools. Some people prefer to rent a villa or an apartment instead. You won’t be short of options here either. These are also ideal if you want to stay in one of the quieter or more remote areas. I stayed in Elysia Park apartments while staying in Paphos and it was well worth the coins. The location was not bad and it was very easy to call a taxi.
So there you have it: everything you need to know about visiting the amazing Paphos Cyprus. Cyprus is definitely an island that has so much to offer, from the incredible food and culture to the beautiful beaches. It is the sort of place that everyone falls in love with, so we are sure you will have a great time here.
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