Elysium Hotel

The Elysium Hotel really excels at gourmet dining. At this palatial hotel, there are five top restaurants that guests rave about on TripAdvisor. Elsewhere, those little luxuries – a stylish pool, a swim-up bar and a top-notch spa – make this quite the spot.

The hotel is right on the beachfront, next to one of the most famous sights in Cyprus: the Tombs of the Kings.

In the evening, the amphitheatre plays host to live performances while Bar Astria offers premium wines, whiskeys, cognacs and signature cocktails.

Overview of Paphos

On a holiday to the Paphos region of Cyprus, you’ll enjoy lazy shorelines, action-packed beaches and Unesco-listed sites. Paphos has something for everyone. During a stay at the Elysium Hotel, you can literally see where legends were born.

The coastal scenery in Paphos creates some of the finest views in the world. Thankfully, you’ll find plenty of tavernas to sit back in and take in the best of them.

Away from the coast, if you’re looking to explore, there are great hiking trails and historical attractions that will take your breath away. And in Paphos, take a wander into the ancient world.

Things to do in Paphos

When you stay at the Elysium Hotel, you’re next to the Tombs of the Kings, so you have plenty of opportunity to explore right on the doorstep. Plus, you’re also only two kilometres away from Paphos harbour and 1.5 kilometres from the city centre. With the beach on the doorstep and the town centre and its attractions close by, you’ll have the best of both worlds.

In the city centre, the shopping, sunbathing and historical adventures are top of the agenda. Here, you can literally walk in the footsteps of a goddess. Aphrodite called Paphos her home, and you can still feel her presence. To learn all about her, visit Amathus Bay to discover a temple that stands in her honour, or visit the spot where she’s said to have risen from the sea.

The old meets the new in Paphos. Whether you’re looking for luxury shopping boutiques or ancient history, you’ll find it on your visit to Cyprus.

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.