Holiday Village Aliathon

Sitting in the heart of Pathos is the Holiday Village Aliathon. Its low, white-washed buildings set in landscaped gardens, create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, where you’ll soon escape memories of the nine to five. You have one of the largest pool in Cyprus here, with six more to choose from – including a splash park and an indoor pool. Revitalise with a luxurious spa treatment, and try out the aerial adventure course, a spot of raft-building, or kayaking. There are lots of activities to enjoy – and in the evening, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail at one of the stylish bars, or sample delicious cuisine from one of five restaurants that serve international and local Cypriot favourites.

Overview of Paphos

Paphos, on the west coast of Cyprus, is steeped in history. Once the island’s ancient capital, today it mixes traditional Cypriot restaurants with lively harbour-based cafes and bars. You can also find Unesco sites of historical, religious and cultural interest here, all waiting to be explored. Populated since pre-historic times, and home of the Greek goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite, who was born here, as legend has it, Paphos’ rich past is captured in many landmarks and monuments. And these are all on the doorstep of some of the most pristine beaches, many of them with Blue Flag status. Holidays to Cyprus really do have all the ingredients for a relaxing and memorable break.

Things to do in Paphos

Take a short stroll from the Holiday Village Aliathon and you’ll reach the main Blue Flag beach of Paphos. Another stroll down to the town’s picturesque fishing harbour will take you to scenes of a beautiful sunset. For entertainment, head to Aphrodite Water park, close by. And of course, you can’t leave without exploring the city’s amazing history. Stroll among 1,000-year-old catacombs at the Tomb of the Kings, and Roman ruins with an amphitheatre and floor mosaics at the Paphos Archaeological Park. Greek mythology is never very far, with the Baths of Aphrodite in Polis, and her birthplace, Aphrodite’s Rock, all within close distance.

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.