Explore the rugged beauty of the Akamas Peninsula.
The intricate Roman mosaics at the House of Dionysius and the ancient
Splash around at Aphrodite Waterpark.
Language:The language spoken in
Paphos is Greek.
Currency:The currency used in Paphos
is the Euro (€).
Local time:The time in Paphos is 2
hours ahead of UK time (3 hours during the summer).
Fly to:Paphos International Airport
is 6.5 km south-east of the city of Paphos.
Flight time from UK:4-5
Tourist Information:Further Paphos
tourist information can be found here
Visa & HealthBefore you travel,
recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Paphos.
Temperature:30°C and above in July
Best time to visit Paphos:Late
spring when the weather is pleasant and there is little chance of rain.
Paphos has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny days during
the summer months. Paphos weather is rarely cold but rain is likely in winter.
By bus:If you just want to hit the
major hotspots, buses are a great option. Tickets are cheap, but be aware that buses don’t run
to a set schedule.
By hire car:Try renting a car if you
want to venture off the beaten track.
By taxi:Taxis can be flagged down
throughout the resort. However, taxi fares are not always standardised, so it’s worth
discussing the cost with the driver before you set off.
Ancient festival:The Anthestiria
Flower Festival is inspired by an ancient festival held in honour of the god of wine and
parties, Dionysius. Every May, floats decorated with vibrantly coloured flowers travel through
the town in a celebration of nature.
Traditional Greek dancing:Venture to
the nearby town of Kallepeia for the annual Arkadia Festival in August. Join the locals in a
celebration of their town’s beauty, with traditional Greek dancing and delicious
For opera lovers:In September,
Paphos’ medieval castle is used as a backdrop for the Paphos Aphrodite Festival. Each year, a
world-renowned theatre troupe performs a popular opera.
Located on the south-west coast of Cyprus, the ancient town of Paphos
has been a popular holiday destination for thousands of years. Paphos was thought to have been
the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, and pilgrims travelled from across Greece to worship
at her temple. You’ll find ancient ruins and archaeological sites across the south, while the
north is a bustling modern centre. For unspoilt beauty, book a Paphos holiday further north to
the secluded beaches and fragrant pine forests.
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