St George Hotel

Surrounded by lush gardens, with a chic, contemporary style, Hotel St George is a lovely place to stay. It’s right on the beach, close to Chlorakas Village, with al fresco dining with some pretty special vistas. And all the local tavernas and bars are just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Ideal. The big pool looks out to sea, and the cool swim-up bar is just what the doctor ordered. There are loads of family activities and entertainment on offer, too. And there’s even an 18-hole golf course close to the hotel.

Overview of Paphos

Paphos is packed with history, so there’s loads of culture and fascinating landscapes to explore, making your holidays to Cyprus an absolute treat. Expect a lovely blend of ancient temples and ruins, cobbled streets, cosy cafe and inviting harbour-side bars and restaurants. The beach is dinky, but central, with a few beach bars dotted around, and the views from there are amazing. Rather handily, the swanky Hotel St George is just a short drive away.

Things to do in Paphos

If you’re at Hotel St George, you’re only a short drive from everything Paphos Town has to offer. And there’s quite a bit. The harbour has loads of top eateries to explore, and if you head to the old town, there’s a nice market every weekend. A bit further on, in Peyia, is Coral Bay – a Blue Flag beach stacked with water sports, if you’re up for it. The Paphos Medieval Fortress makes for a lovely setting for the annual opera event, where an orchestra does its thing to productions like Othello and Madame Butterfly. In essence, with hundreds of years of history, breathtaking scenery and idyllic weather, this part of Cyprus is perfect for a laid-back getaway. The nightlife is lively and eclectic, the vibe is chilled and there’s enough variety that you can do your thing, any way you want to.

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.