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Choose a villa in Paphos and visit the main resort to sample the harbours vibrant atmosphere, with family run restaurants and bars to local discos and sophisticated night spots. There is really something for everyone and every group from large families to romantic couples. The ancient port city of Paphos in western Cyprus was chosen as a Capital of Culture in 2017 and it’s easy to see why.  The city offers an enchanting mix of modern and ancient times, swish hotels which you can visit and sleek beachfront bars mixed with archaeological sites, picturesque mountain villages and Byzantine monasteries.  

Things to do in Paphos

Explore at your leisure on foot or hire a car and explore further afield. Perhaps book a jeep safari to see the islands more remote areas or view the island from the crystal clear waters on a relaxing boat trip. Combine the secluded Blue Lagoon bay and rocky Avakas Gorge with sea caves, banana plantations and waterfalls. If you are looking for lazy days or seeking adrenaline thrills you can experience it all with a family villa holiday.

Dining in Paphos is easy with a number of excellent restaurants both in the town and lining the water’s edge in the harbour.  Choose your fish fresh from the tanks or enjoy a plentiful meze dish all served with typical Cypriot hospitality.

Paphos boat trip, Cyprus
Meze lunch in Cyprus

History and Culture in Paphos

There are numerous historical sites you could visit from your Paphos villa, including monasteries, a Hellenistic-Roman theatre, Paphos Castle and Forty Columns Fortress.  Visit Agia Solomoni Church located in Kato, a chapel that forms part of a small underground complex of chamber tombs from the Hellenistic period. Above the catacombs stands a sacred tree believed to have curative powers. Discover the Kykkos Monastery and visit the highest point on the island at Mount Olympus.


Family holidays in Paphos

For family days out Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark is a must, the biggest waterpark in the Paphos region, a one-of-a-kind naturally landscaped aqua adventure centre suitable for visitors young and old. Alternatively, you might like a day trip to Paphos Zoo home to exotic parrots, toucans, eagles, owls and animals like giraffes, snakes and crocodiles.  Families can also choose from many of the famous blue flag beaches within easy reach of many of our villas in Paphos for a day with as much activity as you want and soaking up that Mediterranean sun. The beautiful beach resort of Coral Bay is located close to Paphos and SPL Villas have some great villas available in Coral Bay. 

Family on beach
Aphrodite's Rock, Cyprus

Adventurous activities in Paphos

If you fancy a challenge hike to the top of Mount Olympus, the highest point in Cyprus, looming above the other peaks of the Troodos Mountains. From here you can experience some of the most spectacular views over the island and the Mediterranean sea. In the winter months, the slopes are blanketed in snow and are perfect for skiing.

A multitude of adrenalin filled water-sports are on offer from the numerous beaches, kite suffering, windsurfing, paddle boarding, parasailing and paragliding or perhaps book an off-road quad bike tour or a group Segway tour in and around the town.

Aphrodite Hills Resort is perfect for golf enthusiasts and has a number of fantastic facilities too.


Romance in Paphos

From sunbathing on remote stretches of sandy beach, sunset walks along the coast, wine-tasting in quaint villages to relaxing traditional Turkish baths and couples Spa treatments it’s easy to make your villa holiday a romantic one for couples

Visit Aphrodite’s Rock at sunset when it is at its prettiest by far said to be one of the most romantic things to do. Perhaps enjoy a romantic sunset cruise from Paphos harbour and inject some evening glamour into your day, the perfect way to propose or celebrate an anniversary with your loved one. 

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