Cyprus is a country that has always fascinated me; maybe it’s something to do it being the mystical birthplace of Aphrodite, or simply because it’s so beautiful. Whatever the reason, a visit to this popular island is never a disappointment, always a pleasure.
Paphos is a hugely popular resort in Cyprus, with a wonderful mixture of the modern holiday-goers’ essentials and the older, more traditional.
Flight from the UK, direct to Paphos, are regular throughout summer and I think one of the major plus points about this destination is that you have what is basically a non-existent transfer. Just half an hour and you’re in resort. Easy. Make travelling less stressful and add in a whole lot of peace of mind by pre-booking airport parking. I always use this service, and I always manage to find a great deal to boot. Cardiff Airport Parking makes the stressful journey to and from the airport that little bit more serene. Glasgow Airport Parking will also mean money saved, and that’s all the more to splurge on duty free – win, win!
Back in Paphos, and the only downside to this resort in my opinion, is that you have to get a bus or drive to the beach. Paphos isn’t a huge resort, but the beach is around 15 minutes away. However, the drive is worth it, especially if you visit beautiful Coral Bay, with lots of facilities and water-sports. Give parasailing a try if you can, I loved it and the views were amazing.
A few days lounging and frolicking on the beach are the perfect summer tonic and the best way to get away from all the stresses of back home. However, once you’ve done lounging and splashing, I’d recommend exploring a little. Maybe hire a car if you’re brave enough, as this is a great way to really get out and about. Other interesting places to visit in Paphos itself, and great for fans of Greek mythology, are the Villa of Theseus and the House of Dionysus. Gaze at the beautiful mosaics, telling the story of the Greek Gods.
The Old Town is a great place to explore too, and here you’ll find lots of quaint, interesting shops, a great place to grab a bargain and spend those pounds saved through pre-booking airport parking (check out Doncaster Airport Parking and Leeds Bradford Airport Parking). If flying from the UK, these smaller airports often offer reduced prices, Brilliant!
Aside from the history element, I’d highly recommend a boat-trip. This is something I always do, and I really enjoy a day floating around the coastline and taking in the beauty of my destination from a slightly different angle. Just remember your sun-cream and hat!
Evenings in Paphos are varied, and consist of whatever you fancy on the night. One thing you must do, in my opinion, is sample some traditional food. Of course, this being a hugely popular holiday resort, there are many international menus to suit every palate, but be adventurous!
Some larger hotels will have entertainment in the evenings, however, if you want to venture further, Paphos has many bars and restaurants for those wanting something a little louder. The choice is yours.
Cyprus as a whole is a varied and beautiful island, with a vibe that is indescribable and infectious. Who knows, maybe it’s Aphrodite’s influence pulling you there …