The picturesque town of Paphos on the southwest coast of the island of Cyprus holds some of the dearest treasures in the Mediterranean. Idyllic beaches, historical landmark, rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards- Paphos really is a special place.
The beaches of Alikes, Laorou and Vrisoudia boast white sand, clear blue water, and an unadulterated sense of serenity. Farther north, Coral Bay and Lara Beach are ideal for windsurfers, sailing and (if you’re there in the summertime), turtle spotting!
But Paphos has more up its sleeve that just beaches. The town itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to a number of ancient ruins and a hotbed for archeological research.
Explore deep caverns where royalty were buried in the Tombs of the Kings. Check out the Byzantine Museum to witness art and artifacts dating back to the Neolithic Age. The dusty yet well-preserved mosaics at the Houses of Dionysos offer more evidence of the rich history of Paphos.
Paphos is split into two districts, Upper and Lower Paphos. The former is very touristy and we’d generally advise you avoid it. Lower Paphos is the ‘real Paphos’ and somewhere the Lightfoot consultants know really well. It has lovely colonial buildings and some excellent local restaurants. The standard of luxury accommodation is very high in Paphos, with the 5-star beachfront retreats of Almyra and Annebelle located here.
Award-winning service and impartial advice are what one should expect when planning a luxury holiday with Lightfoot Travel. So all you need to worry about is which direction to point your sun chair.