A sun-soaked idyll on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Cyprus, Paphos is a charming meld of Blue Flag beaches, classical antiquity and upbeat nightlife. Thanks to its warm climate and crystal-clear waters, this Cypriot gem is a beautiful place for a family summer holiday, late-summer sunshine or an early season getaway. While balmy temperatures kick in late spring, the best time to visit Paphos is during summer, stretching from June till September, when the mercury touches 30°C. With boundless activities, lively resorts and buzzing water sports around the bay, Paphos holidays are pretty hard to beat when it comes to fun in the sun and sea.
Superb for families and couples, holidays to Paphos include loads of sights to see and beaches to lounge on. Head to the Blue Flag beach of Coral Bay, or take a dip in the turquoise waters of Petra Tou Romiou. History lovers can explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Kato Paphos, while family travellers can take their kids out to the Aphrodite Waterpark - the biggest in Paphos. The resort waterfronts are full of bars and shops selling tourist trinkets, and family-friendly restaurants abound. Paphos is a great place to try Cypriot-style seafood, souvlaki and the traditional Cypriot coffee, which can be savoured best at the harbour-front restaurants. In the evening, the resort transforms into a rocking party venue with buzzing beach bars, nightclubs and pubs. So, whether you want to relax and soak up the rays or hit the party scene, Paphos holidays tick all boxes.
BEST OF THE
Planning a holiday is always an exciting time, but knowing where to start can often cause confusion.
Talk through your dream holiday
Tap into our 25 years of travel experience
We search, you sunbathe