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When to visit
There are 340 days of sun a year in Cyprus. Rain in Paphos usually only falls during December and January, and temperatures are most comfortable just before the heat of summer sets in (May - June).
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You’ll find the most suppliers and the best prices at the airport.
Not to be missed
The Kaledonia and Millomeri waterfalls.
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Mezze, mosaics and mountains. How could the birthplace of the Goddess of Love not be a romantic destination?
Paphos is a lovers retreat without even trying. Swirling, teal waters create foamy tides around Aphrodite’s Rock, and perfect sunsets accompany evening dinners. However, there is also an abundance of history and nature to discover in and around the city.
Cyprus is filled with exciting places to drive to. Further round the coast are Egyptian-looking tombs; although the luxury of these ancient structures feels more appropriate for the living. The Troodos Mountains dominate the landscape beyond the city borders, and petite mountain villages surrounded by pine forests are hidden in the hills.
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In Letymbou, a few kilometres from Paphos, traditional Cypriot women produce and sell halloumi. Smothered in capers and olive oil on a bed of fresh, ripe tomatoes, this cheese is a perfect partner for the beating sun.
Another local luxury, layers of filo pastry hide a rich spinach and feta filling in this divine dish.
Stuffed vine leaves. Traditional, extremely tasty and filled with meat and veg.
A tempting selection of small plates (tapas-style). Think dips, such as tzatziki and hummus, good olives and bread. Plus, kebabs, grilled meat and stews.
Deep fried dough balls soaked in honey and sometimes dusted with cinnamon.
Native, Mediterranean carob fruit is harvested by locals, and the syrup made from it can be poured over yoghurt.
Side of the road
In Cyprus, drivers use the left hand side of the road.
It is against the law to smoke in a car when there is a person under the age of 16 riding as a passenger.
Food and drink
You are not allowed to eat or drink at the wheel.
The legal limit for drinking and driving 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – lower than many other countries.
On motorways, the legal top speed is 100km/hr. This is slower than many countries, so worth being aware of.
People who are used to the roads may be impatient at traffic lights. Be prepared to get going once the lights have changed.
These are good, accessible and rarely busy. Paphos and the surrounding areas are great driving destinations.
When it comes to parking, many car owners are fairly relaxed about how and where they leave their vehicles. However, it is best to play it on the safe side and only leave your hire car in a valid spot.
The ultimate Paphos road trip
Paphos International Airport PFO
The second largest airport on the island of Cyprus.
Car hire pick up point
Most of the rental desks are located in arrivals.
Tomb of the Kings – 20km
An elaborate set of ancient tombs influenced by Egyptian practices are carved into the rock.
Bath of Aphrodite – 46km
Greek mythology and great nature trails surround this glistening pool hidden away in the trees.
Latchi – 6km
Rural village on the edge of Akamas Peninsula National Park, with good restaurants.
Kykkos Monastery – 60km
Drive into the mountains to see a lavish sanctuary covered in highly embellished icons and murals.