Nereus Hotel

The Hotel Nereus is a cosy hotel with a familiar, homely atmosphere. It is run by the dedicated duo of Papa George and Kostas, who go above and beyond to ensure that everyone has a great time during their stay. The hotel is finished with an outdoor pool and terrace, where guests can enjoy sunning, splashing or simply reading a book in the shade. There’s a buffet restaurant here, with four themed nights and an evening entertainment programme. And there’s plenty more on offer nearby, with the famous harbour just a 15-minute walk away.

Overview of Paphos

The homely Hotel Nereus is in one of Cyprus’ most interesting historical cities – Paphos. In fact, according to Greek mythology, Paphos was the place where Aphrodite landed after she first arose from the sea. Holding on to that mythical feel, ancient ruins and temples can be found and explored here. Central Paphos is the very embodiment of Cypriot tradition, and offers a maze of quaint, cobbled streets lined with authentic cafes and restaurants. Further downhill, a more modern feel can be found at the harbour, which is overflowing with trendy bars and restaurants. This balance of history, mythic mystery and harbour life is a must-visit for all holidays to Cyprus.

Things to do in Paphos

There are a range of activities in and around the Hotel Nereus. The beach is only a five-minute walk away, and can be enjoyed all season long. Also nearby is the bustling harbour area, and this is where guests can enjoy the mouth-watering delights offered up by the highly-rated Ficardo restaurant. You’ll also find lots of unique bars on this stretch. Fun for the entire family can be found at Coral Bay, whether it is enjoying the sunshine, scuba-diving or even parascending, there’s something here for everyone. And there are regular markets and festivals throughout the area, including the operatic tones of the Aphrodite festival, which is held in the late summer.

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.