Nestled on the southwest tip of Cyprus, where the mountains meet the sea, Paphos has a rich history dating back to Neolithic times. The island can be divided into two distinct parts: Ktima, the stately old town located inland at the top of a hill, is where you’ll find elegant colonial houses and several interesting museums; and Kato Paphos, the main tourist hub that’s dotted with restaurants, souvenir shops, low-rise apartments and a handful of British pubs scattered around the harbour.
A view of a dramatic rocky shore in Paphos (Tobias Van Der Elst via Flickr)
Paphos attracts large numbers of visitors throughout the year and there are several daily flights from locations across the UK. Whether you’re looking for package holidays or last minute holidays, if you’re thinking of planning a holiday to Paphos but aren’t sure about the best place to look for a good value deal, we’ve done some research and selected three of the best online resources to book your trip.
TUI differentiate themselves from some of their competitors by claiming that all of the hotels it lists are handpicked. This means you don’t only need to rely on guest testimonials, and instead can put your full faith in the company’s ability to pick out properties of a high standard. Another perk is that TUI offer a 24/7 HolidayLine meaning their global team of travel experts are on hand to help whenever you need them. There’s also a TUI app which lets you control your holiday from the palm of your hand. As you’d expect, the choice of destinations available with TUI is vast, extending across every type of holiday and accommodation style you can imagine, and with flights from airports across the UK. For trips to Paphos, the website offers an extensive choice, with the option of flying out of 15 UK airports. In short, TUI’s flexible flight options, taxi transfers and flights from local airport are major advantages.
Expedia are one of the world’s most well-known travel companies and their reputation ensures that you can book a trip with full confidence, whether it’s all inclusive holidays or something else. But more than mere repute, the company has also made its online user experience seamless and hassle free. You punch in your details – flight dates, destination travel party numbers, etc – and after clicking ‘search’ you’ll be sent through to a comprehensive listings page with a breakdown of options for hotels, flights and rental cars. You’re also furnished with important details about your trip, including transfers and layover times. Another perk is that you can usually cancel flights within a day of booking without being hit by any cancellation charges, although finding how you do this on their website can be a touch arduous.
On the Beach can help you find cheap holidays by searching more than 30 million airline seats and 30,000 hotels worldwide. They don’t sell package holidays, but instead let you choose the flight and hotel singly to find the best holidays to suit your requirements. You can search for flights only, flight and hotels, or hotels only. They also have a special ‘deal finder’ tab which searches for the best deals available on the website at any one time. When we searched for availability in Paphos we found an impressive choice, ranging from trips for just a few days all the way through to fortnightly stays. The overall courtesy and efficiency of the whole booking process is excellent and this is backed up by previous customer reviews.