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Paphos in Cyprus has some things you don’t really want and also a lot of other things that make you book an extra night.

September 30, 2013

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageYou can spell it Paphos or Pafos. Along its magnificent Mediterranean harbour, you see a red London Double Decker city tourist bus snaking along and picking up the many Brits who holiday here. There’s the usual stalls and tourist shops, the many day cruises on offer, the restaurant menus which read more like tourist universal food than Greek local. And you wonder how long you’ll stay and then you end up booking extra nights. Why?
Partly, of course, was the hotel resort; right on the Mediterranean and just made for easy relaxing on lounge chairs and wonderful Mediterranean swimming and breezes and views. (Almyra Thanos Hotels, Poseidonos Avenue – CY – 8042 Pafos, Cyprus, http://www.thanoshotels.com).
And just when you’re about to label this as “tourist only”, you visit one of the best preserved Roman mosaics sites you’ll find anywhere in the world. They date back to second century AD and are UNESCO Heritage listed of course. We’ve seen a lot of archaeological sites and museums in the last few weeks, so it takes something special to really stir us up. And this one does.
So glad Paphos ended up on our Cyprus itinerary.

From → Alex and Janine

2 Comments
  1. Gerry permalink

    It looks as though you’re the only tourists in Cyprus – so few people around, and must be very relaxing not to have to push through crowds. (Remember China during the public holiday!!!?)…Gerry

    • Gerry. Yes, still a number of tourists, but definitely uncrowded. And don’t forget that it’s autumn here and nearing the end of their peak season. Cheers, Alex.

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