Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge
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Welcome to Paphos, a delightful destination on the sunny shores of Cyprus that seamlessly merges ancient history with contemporary allure.
Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, indulging in delicious local cuisine, or lounging on pristine beaches, Paphos offers an enchanting Mediterranean escape.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the area, and take your pick from this comprehensive list of resorts starting with those that are closest to the airport in terms of distance and driving times.
Besides, the closer you are to the airport the easier it will be to reach usually, and the longer you’ll have to enjoy your holiday!
|Distance from Paphos Airport
|What to expect
|17 km (18 minute drive)
|Luxurious resort known for its upscale amenities, including golf courses, spa, and private villas. Ideal for a tranquil and opulent escape with stunning views.
|13 km (22 minute drive)
|Vibrant resort with historic charm, known for its archaeological sites and seaside promenade. Explore ancient ruins and dine at waterfront tavernas.
|25 km (23 minute drive)
|Charming village with a sandy beach and a tranquil atmosphere. Enjoy water sports, vineyard visits, and traditional tavernas.
|27 km (38 minute drive)
|Picturesque bay with golden sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Perfect for water sports and sunbathing, with beachfront dining options.
|28 km (41 minute drive)
|Picturesque village with stunning views of the Mediterranean, known for its charming atmosphere and traditional tavernas. Ideal for a peaceful escape and exploring nearby beaches.
|61 km (49 minute drive)
|Coastal city offering a mix of culture, shopping, and dining. Explore Limassol's Old Town and enjoy beachfront entertainment.
|Polis and Latchi
|51 km (58 minute drive)
|Peaceful resort areas with scenic beauty and luxurious amenities. Ideal for relaxation, spa retreats, and exploring natural surroundings.
|68 km (1 hour 17 minute drive)
|Tranquil coastal village with a fishing harbor, offering a relaxed atmosphere and opportunities for seafood dining. Perfect for a serene getaway and enjoying beautiful sunsets.
And here’s a map showing you where each of these resorts are located in relation to the airport.
There are loads of UK airports and airlines flying directly to Paphos, and the majority are seasonal, but there are plenty of all year round flights too.
First things first, we would usually recommend booking an ATOL protected package holiday to this destination.
Reason being, you’ll often get better value for money compared to booking a flight only.
Besides, the final price can be bundled together into one simple booking and include your flights, hotel, full baggage allowance and transfers both ways.
And if it is a holiday you’re after, we tend to recommend the following:
That’s certainly the case if your flight is operated by Jet2, easyJet or TUI, because the ideal scenario is that you have the same overarching company looking after every element of your holiday if possible.
For those airlines that don’t operate holidays however, such as Ryanair, it’s worth checking out loveholidays who also have a great reputation, and you can often bag an amazing deal.
Keep in mind however that you don’t get certain extras included such as your bags or transfers, so look out for the drip pricing if you do require those extras!
If you haven’t already got a route in mind, it’s worth taking a couple of minutes on each individual website to see for yourself which will be better after taking into account your favourite departure airport, preferred dates, convenient flight times, hotels you like the look of and indeed price!
If you’re travelling around the island and want to stay in different places, or if you just want complete flexibility in terms of where you stay using the likes of Airbnb, then booking your flights and accommodation separately will be your best bet.
Expect tons of ancient history in and around Paphos!
So, here’s the popular holiday resorts in order of closest to Paphos airport first:
We’ve used the most popular holiday resorts as featured by the UK’s largest holiday provider Jet2holidays, but the vast majority of these will also be covered by the other providers, too.
And we’ve made our road distance calculations using the handy directions feature on Google Maps, whilst estimated driving times will of course depend on traffic.
We hope you found this useful, and if you end up booking, enjoy your holiday!
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