Aloe Hotel

More than just a hotel complex, the Aloe Hotel is a luxury home away from home. Situated on the main road, it has friendly staff, incredible food and indulgent amenities all waiting to be experienced. The pool area is perhaps the most striking feature of the chic, manicured modern complex, as there are three separate pools to enjoy, all flanked by comfortable loungers and within easy reach of the bar, restaurants and even the sauna. If you’re able to tear yourself away for a day, one of the best beaches in the region is just five minutes away, with shops, restaurants and the scenic harbour a further 10 minutes along the coast.

Overview of Paphos

Combining culture and beach life, holidays to Cyprus appeal to a wide variety of holidaymakers and, thanks to the different regions with their own unique characters and histories, there’s always something new to explore. The west coast of the island is the Paphos region, playing host to a fantastically diverse selection of sights, attractions and selling points, from peaceful beaches through to fascinating ruins and lively party venues. Despite catering to the needs of the many tourists who flock to the area, Paphos has retained a certain element of unspoilt beauty, making it a real gem of the Mediterranean.

Things to do in Paphos

Days on the beach are a given, thanks to the great year-round weather in Cyprus, and there are plenty of beaches to choose from when you take a stroll from the Aloe Hotel. Some, such as Paramali Beach, are perfect for water sports fans, whereas others cater to a more laid-back crowd. You should spend at least one day appreciating the magnificent ancient ruins in Paphos. If you only have time to explore one, make it the Tomb of the Kings, found near the harbour. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the photo opportunities alone are worth it. Great food, a fantastic atmosphere and a variety of sightseeing opportunities await in Paphos. With a lively nightlife scene and a variety of restaurants and bars, you’ll do well to line your stomach with some delicious meze before staying out dancing into the early hours.

Resort Summary

Not many places could define Cyprus and its long history quite as well as Paphos, which is located on the southwest coast of the island.

A rich thread of history is woven into every part of Paphos, and it shows in the architecture and outlook of the city’s people. It’s said that the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, once called the city home. Her mythic touch can also be felt in nearby sites like Amathus Bay, where a temple still stands in her honour.

There are places all around that demonstrate why the city’s been chosen as European Capital of Culture 2017. Such as Paphos Castle and the Randi Gorge in Aphrodite Hills, where Aphrodite is said to have risen from the sea. These landmarks of a bygone era have to be seen to be believed.