An ancient land of mystery, legend, beauty, and love: especially in and around Paphos, your holiday base. On the west coast of the Akamas Peninsula, Paphos was the island’s capital for 600 years and its visible archaeological legacy has led to the whole town being placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Effectively parts of the town serve as an open-air museum, with remarkable mosaics, vaults and caves, the Pillar of St. Paul, the ancient theatre, the Tombs of the Kings and a Roman Agora are all amongst the sights to see. The area is steeped in Greek myth and legend. The goddess Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near Paphos and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea their son was Paphos.
- Return flights and transfers
- 7 nights hb in Paphos
- Paphos orientation walk
- Excursion to Nicosia
- Services of a tour representative
Day One: Flight to Paphos, transfer to your hotel in Kato Paphos (20 minutes away) where seven nights half board accommodation has been reserved for you.
Day Two: Paphos orientation walk: your morning walk starts and finishes at the hotel, and will give you your bearings not only in the geography of Paphos, but also its history.
Days Three to Seven: In resort in Paphos, with free time to explore the town and its historic sites and also time to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. One day is dedicated to the included excursion to Nicosia, the full day giving you a real taste of this fascinating and charming city.
Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.
Athena Beach Hotel 3* Superior, Paphos
The Athena Beach Hotel has recently been fully refurbished and provides superb accommodation right on the beach, in Kato Paphos, with good access to the town centre. There are lovely spacious gardens, 2 freshwater outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor heated pool, 3 restaurants offering buffet and a la carte options (half-board includes dining in the buffet restaurant), bars, and spacious lounges and terraces. Bedrooms have bath, shower and wc, satellite tv, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and private balcony or terrace. There is also a spa and health club with gym offering a full range of treatments (charges apply). The hotel also provides resident dance leaders with complimentary dance classes, 18 outdoor and 6 indoor bowls rinks, floodlit tennis courts and mini golf – charges apply to rental of equipment and some facilities.
Extend your holiday – extra week
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.