Paphos, on the South West coast of Cyprus was the capital of the island during Roman Times. This resort boasts a backdrop to the Western Troodos mountain range and is at the gateway to the Peninsula of Akamas, an area of outstanding beauty, with stunning gorges and nature trails.
Paphos consists of two areas, the coastal resort area Kato Paphos and the town itself, Pano Paphos which is inland.
Around the medieval port there are many hotels, tavernas and restaurants. Paphos is close to many interesting archaeological sites and also home to some of the best beaches on the island, which offer many water sports. The beautiful Coral Bay is also close by.
It appeals to all ages, families with young children, those with an interest in history, and golfers, who will find three 18 hole golf courses in the region.
A short ride from Paphos airport, there are many historical sites to visit, including the medieval fort near the harbour, the Roman amphitheatre, Baths of Adonis, Baths of Aphrodite, the Rock of Romiou, the Tombs of the Kings and many interesting churches and museums.
There is also a large established waterpark nearby, a Bird and Animal Park and an aquarium.