Basilica Holiday Resort

Situated just steps away from the main harbour and beach, you’ll find the charming Basilica Holiday Resort. Shady gardens surround a wide choice of self-catering apartments, all with a balcony and a large lagoon pool at the garden’s centre. Many shops, including a large supermarket, are right on your doorstep here, or you can simply kick back and enjoy delicious cuisine from its own traditional Cypriot taverna or buffet restaurant. Basilica Holiday Resort’s central location not only provides a great view of Paphos Castle, located on the harbour, but it’s also perfect for a lazy stroll down to the beach or to pick up souvenirs from the local market.

Overview of Paphos, Cyprus

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

Things to do in Paphos

Cyprus Being so much a part of the unique culture and heritage of Cyprus, the Basilica Holiday Resort is situated next door to the historic ruins of St. Paul’s Pillar with its famous mosaic floor. But there’s plenty more to do besides. Close by is the legendary Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, containing temples dating to prehistoric times, impressive Roman architecture and stunning mosaic floors. For panoramic views of the sea, visit the Temple of Aphrodite in the nearby village of Kouklia, while watching the sunset over Aphrodite’s Rock, her ocean birthplace. There’s plenty to enjoy in New Paphos, too. Its modern harbour is packed with bars and restaurants that come alive in the evening. With the charming Basilica Holiday Resort situated right in the heart of this amazing city, it’s no wonder Paphos is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. The Basilica Holiday Resort neighbours historic ruins, restaurants serving delicious cuisine and streets boasting character, charm and culture.

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.