Queens Bay Hotel

Situated in a tranquil setting with a beautiful pool and classic sea views, the Queens Bay Hotel is the ideal place to get away from it all. The beach is right there when you want it, and the terraces around the two pools provide a chilled, chic experience. The buffet restaurant offers a variety of cuisine, and there’s a handy bar by the pool, too. There are a host of sports on offer, including tennis on floodlit courts, and the evening entertainment is live and varied. The village of Kissonerga, which is up the hill, has some lovely tavernas, and Paphos is a short drive away.

Overview of Paphos

A naturally pretty place with something of a split-personality, Paphos has a lovely blend of old-world charm and modern hedonism, with an abundance of cultural sites with historical importance. Holidays to Cyprus are usually about sun and sand, and there’s plenty of that, too, but it’s also much more. The downtown area of the resort is brimming with harbour-side bars and cafes offering 24/7 fun, while the northern part is the place to discover cobbled streets and traditional tavernas. If you’re staying at the Queens Bay Hotel, it’s all just a short drive away.

Things to do in Paphos

Take a 10-minute drive from the Queens Bay Hotel, in Peyia, and you’ll find Coral Bay, a lovely stretch of sandy beach with water sports and swanky bars. Down by the harbour, you’ll discover plenty of top bars, cafés and shops, and the Old Town market is the place to pick up some eclectic souvenirs. Bar Street is a good spot for some late-night escapades, and if you want to sample some local tipples, the Vouni Panayia Winery is about 45 minutes away in the car. Opera at The Paphos Aphrodite Festival is a great experience, too. A stay in Paphos can be whatever you want it to be. There’s plenty to see and do during the day, with top beaches upon which you can soak up some rays. Come nightfall, you can choose to go all-out downtown, enjoy the evening entertainment at Queens Bay Hotel or embrace a slower pace in the charming Old Town.

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.