If you want to squeeze in a last minute holiday this year but are not sure where to go then why not consider Paphos! With an all year round sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, winter comes in Paphos for a very short period between December and February and even then, the average temperature only drops to 19°C!
Filled with natural beauty and spiritual history, Paphos is the perfect place whether you want to sit back and relax and enjoy the late summer sunshine or explore the unlimited attractions and cultural hot spots!
Coral Bay located on the west coast, is home to some of the most stunning beaches on the island, where you can participate in fun activities such as scuba diving or explore the exciting hidden peninsulas and alcoves. If you want to really indulge in Cyprus history and legends, you can visit the small town of Latchi on the north western side of Paphos, where you will find the beautiful, magical Baths of Aphrodite and Aphrodite’s Rock. It is said that Aphrodite’s Rock was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. She would bathe in the baths after swimming in the crystal waters and this is where she is said to have rendezvoused with Adonis. Legend states that if you swim around this rock at midnight during the full moon, the goddess will reduce your age by ten years. However, if you prefer to explore history over legends, you can visit the Tombs of the Kings, where tombs are cut into the hillside and feature classic ancient architecture and frescoed walls. Thought to be the grave sites of aristocrats and high officials from the past, the tombs of kings lies just outside the Paphos Harbour. Also situated 10 miles outside New Paphos, lies the little village of Kouklia, in Old Paphos. Here, you can visit the remains of the fortifications of the vast temple of Aphrodite of Pafos (Pafia Aphrodite), which is an important site of pilgrimage in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, which was later destroyed by an earthquake. A larger number of Cypriot antiquities are on display in the nearby Paphos Archaeological Museum
Filled with history, legends, cultural and spiritual excitement, along with fine restaurants, fabulous beaches and perfect climates any time of the year, Paphos is a place that should be take advantage of!