Paphos, like most of our resorts, is great for everyone no matter how old or young and is perfect for large groups, small groups, family groups and individuals thanks to it’s great selection of activities and attractions that are sure to keep anyone entertained, no matter how fussy they may be!
Originally, Paphos was the capital city of Cyprus, so you can expect to find many fascinating ancient archaeological sites including the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park where you will find many perfectly preserved mosaics that remained undisturbed for centuries thanks to them being buried under protective layers of soil. These masterpieces are an incredible find and offer an insight into the lives of those who created them. The buildings surrounding them are all mostly rubble, however the mosaics are worth the trip alone, which is probably why they have been declared UNESCO Treasure Sites! If you would like to see an ancient structure that is still standing then head on over to Paphos Castle, also known as Saranta Kolones. This stunning piece of ancient Byzantine architecture dates back to the 13th century and is located right on the waters edge due to it being constructed to protect the harbour. There are many great photo opportunities to be had here that’s for sure!
If you’re looking for beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters you won’t be disappointed as Paphos has some great beaches close by where you can relax on the golden sand or take to the warm waters to go for a swim or try out some of the entertaining water sports such as diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and para sailing. There are always refreshments near by and if you don;t fancy laying on the hot sand you can rent a sun bed and even a giant parasol if the suns rays get a bit too strong. Also, don’t forget the sun cream as the sun can get particularly intense especially in the summer months!
Paphos is also home to a popular nightlife scene, however it is much more low key compared to the more rowdy resorts like Ayia Napa, so you can enjoy a quiet drink in the evening or head to the clubs and party through the night into the morning! The choice is yours!
If you fancy heading to Paphos for your 2012 holiday, get in touch with us here at Sunmaster and we will be happy to help arrange it for you!