Offering easy access to some of Cyprus' finest resorts, and a fascinating city in its own right, Paphos is always a popular holiday destination. And with plenty of cheap flights to Paphos from the UK's major airports, getting there is easy. So, sun-soaked city breaks and weeks on the beach are always a possibility.
Paphos International Airport is the only arrival point for flights headed for Paphos, and it's not far from the city centre. Travellers can hop on the 612 bus to Paphos Harbour, while the 613 route runs into the centre of town to the main bus station allowing visitors to connect with services to coastal resorts. Either way, transfers will take around 20 minutes.
UK travellers have a few options when picking their flights to Paphos. Jet2, Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, TUI and Thomas Cook all cover the route. Departure points include London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted as well as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands and Newcastle.
Flying to Paphos makes a lot of sense. In fact, given that Cyprus is an island nation, there's not really a viable alternative unless visitors take cruises to Paphos Harbour or ferries from Rhodes or Antalya. Flights are quick and efficient, getting to Paphos International in just over four hours, meaning travellers can hop over to Cyprus for weekends and have enough time to see the sights. Low fares are regularly available, and most parts of the UK have excellent links to Paphos as well, so there's really no competition. Flying is easily the best way to travel.
Paphos blends fine food, ancient history and lively culture all in one. Standout attractions include the stunning House of Dionysus, which features one of the finest Greek mosaics in the world, and the sprawling Agora, which was once the hub of a thriving trading port. Add in the UNESCO-protected Tombs of the Kings, and Byzantine marvels like the Church of Agia Paraskevi, and history fans will be kept busy for days. Visitors also flock to Paphos' exceptional beaches like Kissonerga Bay that offers fine swimming and sunbathing settings; it's a popular spot but has much smaller crowds than heavily visited resort towns.