Damon Hotel and Apartments

A beautiful collection of golden-hued buildings, the Damon Hotel and Apartments makes a great first impression and continues to build on that. Seriously laid-back and unfussy, and offering a central location in the heart of Paphos, the complex has a fantastic pool and well-equipped apartments. It provides the ultimate base for wider exploration. A buffet restaurant and packed entertainment schedule guarantees a good time, while the vibrant apartments reinforce the fun vibe throughout the complex. Most importantly, nothing is more than a few hundred metres from the front door, including the beach, shops and restaurants and historical sites.

Overview of Paphos

Holidays to Cyprus are intriguing, as the island is, unofficially, split into two halves. One region is famed for its party scene, while the other remains a more peaceful beach holiday location. Paphos, the more peaceful of the two, brings tranquil beaches, amazing restaurants and great shopping opportunities to the forefront, while never losing sight of the need for some down time. That’s not to say that it’s boring though, as there are plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars, not to mention live music venues on offer. And there’s plenty to keep water sports fans amused, too.

Things to do in Paphos

The beaches in Paphos are excellent, and drenched in the balmy sunshine that never seems to leave Cyprus. In summer, you can expect temperatures in excess of 30°C, making it mandatory to recline on the soft sands. You’ll never feel too crowded or overwhelmed by noise here though, as the beaches are very tranquil. Take a shopping trip into Paphos and be sure to take lots of change, as there’s a host of traditional ceramics, jewellery, fresh produce and designer garments to be found here…prepare to return to the hotel with a mixed bag of goodies. Cyprus is known for its cuisine, thanks to a diverse range of influences, from Greek to Turkish, and even Middle-Eastern flavours. Make some time to sample the best of the island in one of Paphos’ many restaurants, and don’t skimp on the fresh cheeses, smoked meats or phenomenal wines!


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.