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Destination guide

Soak up the history and culture of Cyprus from Paphos villas

On the western coast of Cyprus, you'll find the city of Paphos. It's known for having some of the mildest temperatures on the island as well as being a cultural and natural heritage treasure. The modern community can trace its origins back to New Paphos founded centuries before the common era, so its history stretches far into antiquity. You can see some of that for yourself by visiting the Paphos Archaeological Park to see the remains of Roman and Greek cities. Villas to rent in Cyprus in this area are relatively affordable given its popularity, but you can find luxury accommodation options.

 
Things to do

Places to go near holiday lettings in Paphos

Culture oozes from every crack in the hammam walls of Ktima Paphos, every dust-drenched pit in the lower town's ancient dig sites. You'll absolutely want to catch the Paphos Archaeological Park. It's up there with the Acropolis and the Roman Forum, thanks to its sheer wealth of painted mosaics and ruined temples. The Tombs of the Kings are a highlight, where a vast necropolis dating from the 4th century BC has been revealed. Then there's little Paphos Castle, spinning tales of Byzantine history and Venetian invasions.

Activities

Fun things to do near Paphos holiday homes

If you're leaning more towards a lazy, sun-soaked holiday, then Paphos holiday rentals with a pool are a great place to start. Just picture yourself bobbing on an inflatable, sipping pina coladas from the on-site bar, or delving into a good book, with views of the Cypriot coast stretching into the distance. At night, summer strolls down hopping Bar Street promise foam parties and fancy-dress shindigs, while the pulsing marina walk has countless Greek gyros outlets and local halloumi grills to keep the taste buds tingling.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Paphos holiday homes

Paphos is so far south there's a semi-tropical edge to its climate. The winter months of November, December and January can get rainy, giving way to summers that have not a single drop for months. Sunseekers will want to make the most of that by booking their Paphos holiday rentals close to the beaches, or with pools, at times like June, July and August. You should also be pretty safe in spring – April and May – and autumn – in September and October.

Natural features

From cedars to sandy bays in Paphos

Paphos hugs a headland that juts out of the far south-western edge of Cyprus. The upper town sits perched on some low hills, before the real rises of the Troodos Mountains begin behind it, poking upwards and upwards until being consumed by the evergreen cedars and firs of the Paphos Forest – day trips there, mean glimpses of raptors and mysterious Orthodox monasteries. Meanwhile, Lower Paphos is the beginning of the west coast, which runs around glimmering rocks to reveal pretty, crescent-shaped Coral Bay and flower-backed Laourou Beach.

Beaches

Beach locales near Paphos holiday rentals

The pristine beaches of Paphos are one of its biggest draws. Holiday rentals are available near places like Coral Bay, an ocean bay with sandy beaches, swimming waters and boat rentals, and St’George Beach, a quiet beach for sunbathing with stunning scenery. You’ll also like Vrisoudia II Beach, a recreational beach with castle views and clear waters for swimming, and Alykes Beach, a small island cove with sandy shores and gentle surf.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Paphos

Fly into Paphos (PFO-Paphos Intl.), the closest airport, located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Paphos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,497 holiday lettings around Paphos. From 740 villas to 176 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Paphos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Paphos:

  • Universal: 246 holiday homes
  • Kato Paphos: 302 holiday homes
  • Old Town of Paphos: 220 holiday homes
  • Melanos: 69 holiday homes
  • Melanos Village: 54 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Paphos?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Paphos. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Paphos Municipal Park: 2,228 holiday lettings
  • Paphos Harbour: 2,101 holiday lettings
  • Tombs of the Kings: 2,235 holiday lettings
  • Paphos Lighthouse: 2,170 holiday lettings
  • Kings Avenue Mall: 2,089 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Paphos listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Paphos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 740 Villas in Paphos. Our other popular types of Paphos holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 176 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 495 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 45 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Paphos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,305 holiday homes with pool available in Paphos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.