Dionysos Central Hotel

Named after the god of all things luxurious, the Dionysos Central Hotel is a chic, beautifully maintained and modern complex that welcomes holidaymakers of all ages. Catering to guests’ needs is top of the agenda here, and there are three restaurants, a pool, and plenty of signs pointing to the recent renovation. A master class in neutrality, the décor in the comfortable bedrooms is light and crisp, and the location of the Dionysos Central Hotel simply couldn’t be better. Found in central Paphos, you are a short stretch from the beach, close to the harbour, and a stone’s throw from all the bars and restaurants you could ever need.

Overview of Paphos

Holidays to Cyprus offer the ultimate combination of sun, sea and sand, but with a whole lot of extras thrown in as well. Few other destinations cater so well to a varied influx of holidaymakers as this sun-drenched island, but everyone, from history buffs through to seasoned clubbers, can find the perfect mix right here. Split into two halves, Cyprus can be as peaceful or lively as you want. If it’s relaxation and a slower pace of life you’re looking for, head to Paphos and Paphos town centre. Packed with Blue Flag beaches, stunning landscapes and fascinating history, this sleepier part of the island never disappoints.

Things to do in Paphos

The shopping opportunities in Paphos are excellent, ranging from designer boutiques through to the bazar in the old town, where you’ll find traditional Cypriot handicrafts, such as jewellery and pottery. Paphos enjoys year-round sunshine, and despite being filled with things to see and do, offers you every opportunity to do absolutely nothing at all…including lying on a beach. The sands here are peaceful and clean, not to mention being among the best on the whole island, so don’t forget to pencil in at least one day of total relaxation. You won’t find ultra-lively Ayia Napa-style clubs in Paphos, but live music, traditional clubs and gracious hosts are guaranteed. A night of cocktails and dancing on the beachfront is definitely worth experiencing.

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.