Cyprus’ Paphos offers fun for all the family; Michael Booker; Daily Express


Cyprus – Paphos

The beautiful island of Cyprus is famously the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. Michael Booker falls under its spell.

According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, rose naked from the sea at Paphos and floated to shore on a scallop shell.

Try that sort of arrival these days and you’ll probably get arrested. Still, when your father is Zeus, King of the Gods, certain rules can be waived.

The amazing myths and legends surrounding this pretty harbour town, on Cyprus’s west coast, have always proved to be a magnet for tourists looking for that little extra from their summer holidays. And this year has seen its historical attractions take centre stage, with the town awarded the impressive accolade of European Capital of Culture.

Read more


Paphos Should Be Next On Your Travel Wishlist And Here’s Why; Hollie Brotherton; Marie Claire

Cyprus – Paphos

From art installations to music and dance, Paphos has become a holiday hotspot. We discover the European City of Culture 2017

Paphos is having something of a moment. A striking geometric marble installation towering over the Mediterranean and a bronze figure clinging to the rocks are clues that there is going to be more to this holiday than sea and sun-loungers. These two sculptures are part of Paphos’s ‘Signs In Time And Space’ project, which is just one of the art events created to celebrate the city’s status – alongside Aarhus in Denmark – as European Capital of Culture for 2017.

Paphos’s historic architecture and vibrant contemporary art scene are being enhanced with a huge line-up of cultural happenings, which makes now a better time than ever to visit.

Read more

Best In Europe 2017: The Hottest Places To Travel This Year; Anna Brech; Grazia Daily

Cyprus – Paphos

Sometimes, all we really want to do is throw a pair of flip-flops into a tote and hit the open road for a dash of adventure.

And when that urge grabs us, we want to head for a destination that’s off the beaten track and far from the madding crowds.

Step forward, the travel pros at Lonely Planet, who have just compiled a shortlist of Europe’s most “outstanding, underrated and overlooked” hot spots in Europe this year.

The eclectic top 10 edit stretches from the remote and mystical island scenery of Gotland to an ebullient Normandy port and a much-loved Yorkshire city.

Feast your eyes on Europe’s most exciting places to pop on your radar for 2017, below, and get booking that escape pronto…

1. Zagreb, Croatia

Lonely Planet says: “Urban regeneration is making the city over.”

Read more

Blind and partially sighted visitors can now enjoy ancient Paphos; Famagusta Gazette

Cyprus – Paphos

PEOPLE with visual impairments are now able to enjoy the unique archaeological treasures of Paphos.

In collaboration with the “St. Barnabas” school for the blind, bilingual explanatory signs in Greek and English Braille are available in the ‘ House of Dionysus’, along with a tactile floor plan, giving visitors a feel for dimensions and architecture of the space.

In addition, a special duplicate of a mosaic – has been created so visually impaired visitors can literally feel the characteristics and pattern.

The House of Dionysus boasts a spectacular array of fine mosaic floors which are amazingly well preserved.

The special program is already proving popular, according to experts at Paphos Archaeological Park, who have all been trained to be able to act as guides for people with visual impairments, aiming to gain the most from their visit.

Read more

Your next adventure: A 2017 Capital of Culture (…and joining Hull is Denmark’s second city, Aarhus, and Paphos in Cyprus); Jenny Coad; Daily Mail Online

Cyprus – Paphos


  • Denmark’s second city, Aarhus is staging events all year 
  • Paphos in Cyprus is already a UNESCO world heritage site 
  • Hull is hosting the Turner Prize and the Ferens Art Gallery will open in January


Denmark’s second city, Aarhus is staging events all year, such as full moon festivals, city-wide art exhibitions and a rooftop performance of Viking saga Rode Orm from May 25-July 1.

INSIDER TIP: In August the River Remstrup will feature artworks including decorated boats, pyrotechnic art and light projections.

DETAILS: Aarhus Guldsmeden has rooms from DKK 1315 (£150) with organic breakfast, guldsmeden Flights to Aarhus from £270 return, For more details go to


Paphos in Cyprus is already a UNESCO world heritage site. In 2017, it will see sculptures and installations across the city, plus international theatre and music performances.


Read more

%d bloggers like this: