Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos

The Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos has an enviable location. The beach is on its doorstep, as well as being a five-minute drive to the centre of Paphos town. It’s all about luxury at this resort. From the rain showers in every room to the five restaurants, you can well and truly indulge yourself here. The heart of the hotel is its pools. There’s a handful to choose from, including a beach-style one with waterfalls and an adults-only pool with whirlpool baths. Children have their own pool with slides and a fun Mayan theme. Other activities include sports, aerobics, a kids’ club, arcade games and a crèche. There are five restaurants to choose from, including Japanese, American and local meze cuisine. And after food, there’s Broadway-style musicals and shows to watch.

Overview of Paphos, Cyprus

Holidays to Cyprus, in particular Paphos, are all about Blue Flag beaches, lively nightlife and ancient ruins. Throw in the fab facilities of the Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos and you’ve got a real scorcher of a holiday! On the west coast of Cyprus, Paphos is made up of hilly terrain that culminates in a charming harbour surrounded by restaurants, cafés and bars. The town’s beach is small but is overlooked by a Medieval castle. There are plenty of sunbathing spots, both on the sand and on wooden decking. You can enjoy a wide range of day trips from Paphos too, from visiting 1,000-year-old tombs and the Baths of Aphrodite to the gorgeous coastline of Coral Bay.

Things to do in Paphos, Cyprus

When you’re not soaking up the sun by the pool at the Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos, spend the day wandering around the narrow streets of Paphos. There’s a covered market every weekend, so you can browse and shop ’til your heart’s content. It’s the best place to find souvenirs with everything from handmade crafts to local lace and silverware. Further out from Paphos is the Vouni Panayia Winery where you can try some of the rich, ageing wines. A shorter drive is Coral Bay in Peyia. It’s a huge Blue Flag beach surrounded by upmarket bars and the perfect way to spend the day. Life in Paphos is a chilled-out affair offering seafront pubs and restaurants to lazy days spent on the beach. The surrounding coastline makes for gorgeous walks, while the UNESCO-listed ruins and heritage sites are a wonder to behold. Paphos holidays are relaxed and filled with sunshine and great food.

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.