The peak time to visit Paphos is during the summers, from June to August. It is hot and arid with almost no rains, with temperature in ranging from 80 to 87 deg F. It would be best to book your tickets well in advance before the summers to enjoy your vacations here during this time. If you’re looking for a budget vacation here, you should opt for the winters during December and February. It would be much cooler at 62 to 66 deg F and you would get good discounts at hotel prices.
The city is served by Paphos International Airport. It is owned by Republic of Cyprus and is operated by Hermes Airports Ltd. It is a joint civil-military public airport located 4 miles southeast of the city. It serves Paphos and Limassol districts, and it is a hub for Ryanair. It is the country's second largest airport, after Larnaca International Airport. It offers connectivity to multiple international destinations (charter and otherwise) including, London, Moscow, Berlin, Edinburgh, Athens and some more. It also offers connectivity to a number of seasonal destinations (charter and otherwise) like Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Places of Interest in Paphos
Paphos is a seaside town along Mediterranean Sea in Cyprus. It is divided in two parts- the upper and the lower (or the Kato Paphos). The upper section lies above a hill and is a popular shopping hotspot, while the lower (Kato Paphos) is the place to admire the country’s archaeology and ethnography. Lying less than 25 miles from here is the Akamas Peninsula. It offers hiking and observing an extensive range of flora and fauna. Paphos has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.Paphos Archaeological Park
Paphos Archaeological Park is situated near Paphos Harbour in Paphos. It includes a number of archaeological findings and monuments that date back to prehistoric times, especially during the Roman Period. Some of the stellar attractions here are the Asklipieion, the Odeion, the Agora, the ‘Saranta Kolones’ (Forty Columns) Fortress, a necropolis called ‘Tombs of the Kings’ and the beautiful mosaic floors of four Roman villas.Tombs of the Kings
The Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis in Paphos with a number of ancient underground tombs that are carved out of solid rocks. Dating back to 4th century BC, they are perhaps the final resting places of Paphitic noblemen. The most unusual feature about some of the tombs here is that they feature Doric columns and frescoed walls, thus heralding the common belief of ancient people that a person’s living place should resemble his final resting place.Paphos Fort
Paphos Castle is located on the edge of Paphos harbour in Paphos. It was a Byzantine fort that was later passed on to the Lusignans, the Ottomans and the British Empire over a space of few centuries before Cyprus attained independence in 1960. Paphos Fort has been a defensive fortress, a prison and a warehouse for storing salt at different instances of its troubled past. Its most recent role is that of a venue for the open air Paphos cultural festival that is held in September every year. As a visitor, you can climb atop it for an enthralling 360-degree view of the harbour and the Mediterranean Sea.