Long considered a romantic coastal retreat, the Cypriot city of Paphos boasts white-sand beaches and sun-drenched Mediterranean charm aplenty. This is also one of the most archaeologically rich areas of the Eastern Mediterranean, with gorgeous Roman and Byzantine mosaics, historic monuments and a fascinating cultural heritage. Accommodation options are wide-ranging, from simple guesthouses in the city centre to luxurious resorts overlooking the ocean. Whether you’re dreaming of tranquil spa days in elegant surroundings or fabulous family-friendly resorts, our pick of the best places to stay in Paphos has something for everyone.
Legend has it that Marc Anthony gifted beautiful Cyprus to his lover Cleopatra, and it was near Paphos that the goddess Aphrodite reputedly rose from the waves. With scintillating azure waters and brilliant beaches set against the picturesque peaks of the tree-studded Troodos Mountains, Cyprus — and Paphos in particular — continues to enchant the modern-day visitor. Explore the stately colonial homes and museums in the Old Town of Ktima, marvel at myriad mementos in the markets, join lively groups for stellar seafood in popular Kato, or escape to ancient mountainside monasteries. Cultural highlights include the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, the impressive Saranta Kolones Fortress and the ancient Tombs of the Kings. Time your visit carefully to catch a live event at Kourion, a 2000-seat Roman amphitheatre with sweeping views down to the sea.
With stacks of ancient culture, fabulous fresh food and gorgeous landscapes to discover, Paphos is a brilliant year-round destination. Whether you’re eager to simply bask in the seaside sunshine or to experience the region’s intriguing heritage, our pick of the best places to stay in Paphos will ensure that you’re perfectly placed to make the very most of your visit. Hotels here fill up fast, so book well in advance to avoid missing out!
THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN PAPHOS
FOR GREAT VALUE
Kiniras Traditional Hotel & Restaurant offers 18 simple but comfortable rooms for those looking for a laid-back slice of quintessential Paphos. Stroll the streets, explore the market and nearby taverns and grills, before returning to lounge on the shady terrace. Excellent value and a relaxed, friendly feel.
For A Romantic Retreat
Elysium is a gorgeous seaside resort with elegant bedrooms and a world-class spa for a truly indulgent stay. With tennis courts and swimming pools, as well as several restaurants and bars, this is a top spot for a luxurious honeymoon or couples getaway.
Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel is a chic, contemporary adults-only oasis. Highlights include a soothing spa, four restaurants and activities ranging from archery to volleyball. Nab a suite with private plunge pool for romantic bliss.
Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is a luxurious 5* resort with spacious, sumptuously-appointed suites, an indulgent spa and excellent service. Think candlelit dinners and a tranquil barefoot beach strolls
The Annabelle is a classic colonial-style hotel with refreshing blue-and-white decor in 224 lovely rooms and suites, including interconnecting options ideal for those travelling with little ones. A lively kids’ club, family-friendly Cypriot experiences and laid-back resort eateries add to the fantastic family feel.
Azia Resort & Spa is a glamorous Mediterranean resort with smart, stylish rooms. Whilst adults will adore the indulgent spa, a wealth of activities — including a swish film academy and dedicated teens-only nightclub — make this a stellar spot for the whole family.
Almyra boasts chilled, contemporary family suites and interconnecting rooms with a modern minimalist vibe. Kids’ club activities include baking and pottery-making, baby items can be ordered online in advance to save on packing, and child-friendly menus are fun and creative. A 5* spot
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Regular international flights to Paphos Airport (6.5 kilometres from the city) make Paphos easily accessible. Master Travel and Events can arrange an airport pickup.
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With 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s never a bad time to visit Paphos! Cyprus is immensely popular, however, so it’s best to book well in advance if travelling during the summer months (July & August). The autumn is a wonderful time for a quieter trip.