Experience Paphos perfection in southern Cyprus this summer

by Sylvia Pownall

Irish travelmakers have been seeking out Cyprus bargains for many decades, with the ancient sun-kissed country offering an irresistible blend of beaches, history, landscape and culture.

And, by the Gods, you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot than the southwest city of Paphos, which has been inhabited from as far back as Neolithic times, and where the Gods and Man left their mark.

Paphos, where you can be whisked back to ancient days with temples and colourful mosaics yet enjoy lively nightlife that brings you right back into the 21st century.

In Paphos, visitors can stroll through ancient ruins and temples, relax on a striking Blue Flag beach, and party the night away with the city’s vibrant nightlife scene.

Whatever you like to do on holiday, Paphos truly has you covered, and with so much to see and do, it can be tricky narrowing down your options.

To give you a helping hand, below you’ll discover some of the top things to do in Paphos, courtesy of TUI Holidays.

Soak up the sun at the beach: While Dublin city and area can lay claim to several beaches and strands, there are approximately 27 beaches around Paphos, covering a total of around 50km of coastline.

This means, no matter what type of beach getaway you like to enjoy, there is sure to be something to match your preferences.

Wildlife and parks: The pleasant climate and unique geographical location of the city makes it a haven for wildlife.

There are lots of parks dotted around the city, many of which feature stunning themed gardens.

Explore the city’s culture: While Paphos beaches are certainly worth visiting in this remarkable city, it’s also renowned for its vibrant culture.

The city is split into two parts, including the New Town and the Old Town areas, and you’ll find a range of churches, shrines, ruins and monasteries to explore, helping you to really soak up the city’s culture.

To book a dream holiday in Paphos, or for a range of alternative dream breaks in Cyprus, see www.tuiholidays.ie, call 1850 453545 or visit a TUI store or travel agent.

Of course, Paphos is just one of the many unforgettable destinations on offer through TUI Holidays, which has a dizzying range of other holidays and special offers up for grabs at the moment, including the following …

June 10, Dublin to Cancun, Mexico, Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort, Riviera Maya, 4, AI, 14 nights from €1,479pps.

• June 13, Shannon to Lanzarote, Hyde Park Lane, Puerto Del Carmen, 3+, B&B, seven nights from €499pps.

June 30, Dublin to Thailand, Khao Lak Bhandari Resort, Khao Lak, 3*+, B&B, 11 nights from €1,319pps.

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