In recent years the city of Paphos and its surrounding area turned out to be the leading tourist vacation hub on the island of Cyprus, taking in more than 40% of the tourists arriving to the island each year.
The main reasons for this transformation are clear; The Paphos International Airport, which offers multiple daily flights from many European and middle-eastern cities, brought over 2.5 million passengers to the city in 2017. Most of these passengers are tourists that make their vacation in the area, making vacation arrival and departure an easy task.
In addition, the Paphos area offers a unique combination of tourist attractions; Both your basic fun vacation needs (great weather, sandy beaches, top accommodations, restaurants & pubs), combined with more personal vacation attractions such as leading archaeological sites and different geographical and cultural attractions.
Since Paphos is located between the Mediterranean shore and the Troodos mountains, the distance between the sea to the mountain heights is relatively short, allowing the vacationer to enjoy them both. This means that a tourist, taking a vacation in the Paphos area, can spend sunny days by the pool or on a sandy beach, eat and drink in great restaurants and pubs or can spend some of their time visiting internationally historical sites, hike by the Sea Caves seashore or explore charming mountain-villages on the mighty Troodos Mountains.
This variety of options, combined with ease of travel, makes Paphos the tourist paradise it has become.