Historical attractions, beaches and nightlife without the high price tag
With bargain flights to Paphos from the UK taking around four and a half hours and transfers to popular resorts in an hour, you’ll be tanning yourself on the beach in no time. And if you travel to Cyprus during its quiet season from November to March you’ll find even cheaper deals.
Thanks to its array of affordable resorts, Paphos has long been a favourite destination for bargain-hunters. Set among lush greenery and picturesque vineyards, the coastal town of Coral Bay offers an authentic Cypriot experience with rustic tavernas, old-world architecture and a sprawling beach.
While, if you want to be in the heart of the action, the bustling cities of Paphos and Limassol provide the perfect mix of modern and traditional. They’re well-known for their ancient archaeological sites, historical sights and museums, not forgetting their lively nightlife scenes.
Cheap days out in Paphos
You can’t holiday in Paphos without spending time relaxing by the sea – just take your pick from a host of Blue Flag beaches with clear, shallow waters and sandy shores. One of the most popular spots for sun-worshippers is Coral Bay. Inexpensive days here can be spent taking a leisurely stroll along the sand, enjoying the excellent swimming conditions and browsing the local shops dotted along the main strip, Coral Bay Avenue.
When you’re not sunning yourself by the shores, there are a variety of activities you can do for little cost. History-lovers will relish the opportunity to explore ancient ruins such as Paphos’ House of Dionysus ruins and nearby Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, which includes prehistoric Roman architecture and mosaics. For an unforgettable evening, you can watch the sunset from Limassol marina and meander along the promenade that hugs the seafront, where you’ll find a selection of affordable bars and nightclubs.
Other popular holidays in Cyprus
As well as Paphos, Cyprus has a variety of cheap holiday options to offer, such as the Larnaca region. Here, you’ll find well-known cheap destinations like Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach. If Paphos is your style, take a look at our travel guide for more information to help you choose your perfect holiday in Cyprus.
To help make your decision easier, here are our top three budget hotels in Paphos.
Ideally located on the beach, the 5* Atlantica Miramare Beach hotel is the perfect choice for an affordable romantic getaway or family break. This stand-out hotel features a glamorous Moulin Rouge a la carte restaurant alongside a swimming pool with spectacular views of the sea. It's also just a brief walk to the resort's bars, restaurants and shops and a 10-minute drive to the marina. You'll benefit from free Wi-Fi zones, a lounge with satellite TV, a sauna and steam room, gym, bar terrace floating above a koi carp pond and a swim-up pool bar.
The family-run Pagona offers guests a traditional Cypriot hotel with a number of spacious apartments curled around a relaxing pool area. Although the hotel is located in the quiet area of Kato Paphos, the beach, bars and restaurants are just a five-minute walk away, while the harbour and old town can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. The hotel holds a weekly barbecue night, has a pool table, a cheap poolside snack bar and free Wi-Fi in public areas. There's also the option to save cash and self cater, as each apartment features a kitchenette.
Providing daily entertainment and a host of activities for all ages to enjoy, the Crown Resort Horizon caters for fun, low-cost family trips. Located near Coral Bay's sandy beach, shops, bars and restaurants, the hotel is in the heart of the action. But you might not go far from the outdoor and indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, and sports facilities like archery, volleyball, tennis, table tennis. There are also quiz nights and karaoke for entertaining evenings. All inclusive or Half Board options are available here.