Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel and Spa

If luxury, tranquility and romantic vibes are high on your list of holiday must-haves, look no further than the exclusive Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel and Spa. This adults-only slice of paradise was fully refurbished in June 2017, so fresh features and modern decor are guaranteed. Located opposite a beautiful sandy beach, the hotel also features a large, curved pool complete with swim-up bar. Perfect for cooling off with a cocktail on long, sunny days. A gym, sauna, pool-side jacuzzi and hairdressing salon are just some of the additional facilities on offer at the hotel, along with a buffet-style restaurant and Greek taverna.

Overview of Paphos

Situated in the southwest of Cyprus, Paphos lies along stunning Mediterranean coastline and boasts vast expanses of ancient archeology, beaches and crystal waters. The old town of Paphos features cobbled streets with trendy pavement cafés and small boutiques. The newer part of town lies downhill and has a bustling harbour awash with bars, restaurants and shops. Archaeological wonders are dotted all over the town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Paphos enjoys warm, sunny weather with daytime temperatures reaching around 30°C in the summer and 17°C in the winter. Sea temperatures average at a pleasant 27°C in the summer months.

Things to do in Paphos

Aside from spending sun-soaked days by the pool at the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel and Spa, there’s a multitude of sights to be seen in Paphos. History buffs will love exploring the town’s ancient treasures, from the 12th-century Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery in northeast Paphos to the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park close to the harbour. The Aphrodite Waterpark is a great place to have fun and splash about while more adventurous visitors will love scuba diving in the region’s seas packed with sea life and shipwrecks. Don’t miss some of the island’s delicious local dishes on offer, from meze platters to souvlaki. In short, Paphos is the perfect destination for couples looking to unwind in stunning scenery during the day and let their hair down in lively restaurants, clubs and bars in the evening. With its beautiful beaches and incredible architecture, a holiday to Cyprus is sure to create wonderful memories for all who go there.

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.