Avanti Village

Just 20 minutes after landing at Paphos airport, you’ll find yourself in the beautiful, family-run complex of Avanti Village. Its distinctive Mediterranean architecture has created spacious apartments, set in glorious landscaped gardens of citrus trees, pomegranate and lavender bushes, that capture the scent of Cyprus. The hotel offers a huge range of facilities everyone can enjoy, from the outdoor freshwater lagoon pool, the lazy river that trails through the resort, a waterfall and children’s pool dotted throughout with sunbeds and parasols. An activities programme runs through the day, with water polo, aqua aerobics and tennis all on the itinerary, while children can make new friends at the adventure playground and Kids’ Club.

Overview of Paphos, Cyprus

Rising up on the south-western side of the beautiful island of Cyprus lies the mystical city of Paphos. Reputed to be the birth place of ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite due to its outstanding beauty, her legend is immortalised in the many ruins, tombs, and fortresses you’ll find here. The old-world charm of cobbled streets, colourful mosaics and historical museums will soon have you enraptured. Combine this with Paphos’ stunning beaches, modern harbour and exciting nightlife, and you’ll find so much to enjoy and explore on your holiday to Cyprus.

Things to do in Paphos, Cyprus

With so many places to visit within walking distance of Avanti Village, don’t miss out on enjoying the beautiful Blue-Flag beach on its doorstep, where you’ll find plenty of sun loungers and beach bars. Close by is the legendary Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, containing temples dating back to prehistoric times, impressive Roman architecture and well-preserved mosaic floors. Discover Unesco’s Tomb of the Kings – Egyptian catacombs carved out of solid rock in the 4th century. And for sweeping views of the sea, visit the Temple of Aphrodite in nearby village Kouklia, and watch the sun set over Aphrodite’s Rock. There’s plenty to enjoy in new Paphos, too. Its modern harbour is packed with bars and restaurants which come alive in the evening. With its stunning Blue Flag beach, an ancient world of history to explore and the wonderful facilities of Avanti Village, it’s not hard to see why Paphos makes for the perfect holiday destination.

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.