Paphos is a beautiful coastal city on Cyprus, an island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, known for its UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, idyllic landscapes, traditional villages, and sunny climate. Experience the true essence of Paphos and more by staying in a luxury villa.
Whether you're looking for a family-friendly villa with plenty of space for the kids, or a romantic villa for a couples getaway, we have the villa for you. Within easy distance of Paphos International airport and many of the blue flag beaches, with your own private pool, spacious accommodations, and incredible views, a villa rental from Solmar Villas is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy your holiday.
A villa holiday in Paphos offers more than just accommodation. With a holiday villa from Solmar Villas, you can enjoy all the comforts of home, as well as the added luxury of having your own private pool and garden, perhaps a private terrace with sea views. Our Paphos villas are an ideal way to experience the best of what the area has to offer.
You'll find the perfect villa for you at Solmar Villas. For couples seeking a romantic escape, we offer secluded villas with intimate settings and stunning panoramic views. Families will appreciate spacious layouts, air conditioning, child-friendly amenities, and the freedom to create cherished moments together.
Things to do in Paphos Region
Paphos beckons with its diverse tapestry of culture and history. From its UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, including the mesmerising Tombs of the Kings, to the vibrant town squares which teem with cafes, boutiques, and a palpable sense of the Mediterranean.
Then there's the endless azure waters and white sandy beaches such as Coral Bay and Lara Beach, which promise total relaxation. Head down to Paphos Harbour where you can take a boat trip to visit the Akamas Peninsula, a protected nature reserve with wild beaches, hiking trails, and ancient ruins. Play a round of golf at one of the many golf courses in the Paphos region. Or take a trip to the Paphos Bird and Animal Park, a family-friendly attraction with a variety of animals from all over the world.
Beaches in Paphos Region
Paphos is home to some of the most beautiful, award winning beaches in Cyprus, with many of our holiday rentals within walking distance of them. A few of the very best include:
Coral Bay Beach
Coral Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Paphos, and for good reason. It has a crescent-shaped bay with soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. The beach is well-equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars nearby.
Lara Beach is a secluded beach known for its turtle nesting grounds. It's located in the Akamas Peninsula, a protected nature reserve. The beach is only accessible by car, and there are no facilities available, so it is important to bring your own supplies.
Aphrodite's Beach is a picturesque beach with white sand and clear waters. It's located near the village of Pegeia, and is said to be the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. The beach is also known as Petra tou Romiou, which means "Rock of the Roman."
Latchi Beach is a long beach with shallow waters, ideal for families with young children. It's located near the village of Latchi, and is known for its beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Akamas Peninsula. There are a variety of restaurants and bars located nearby, as well as a boat harbour where you can book boat trips to the Blue Lagoon and other nearby attractions.
Avakas Gorge Beach
Avakas Gorge Beach is a secluded beach accessible only by boat or on foot. It's at the end of the Avakas Gorge, a beautiful hiking trail. The beach is renowned for its white sand and clear, aquamarine waters. It's also a popular spot for snorkeling and diving.
Nightlife in Paphos Region
Paphos has a vibrant nightlife scene, with something to entertain everyone. From lively bars and clubs, to traditional tavernas and live music venues.
Bar Street is the most popular evening destination in Paphos. It's a lively street lined with bars and clubs that play a variety of music, from pop and rock to house and dance.
If you are looking for something a little more traditional, then head to the Old Town. Here you'll find a variety of tavernas and restaurants serving Cypriot cuisine. There are also a number of live music venues in the Old Town, where you can enjoy traditional Cypriot music and dancing.
In addition to Paphos itself, there are a number of nightlife options in the surrounding regions. For example, Coral Bay is home to bars, clubs, and live music venues.
Food and Drink in Paphos Region
The Paphos region in Cyprus is not only a treasure trove of historical and natural wonders but also a haven for food enthusiasts. The local cuisine is a tasty blend of Mediterranean flavours, influenced by centuries of cultural exchange. From delicious meze platters to exquisite local wines, the food and drink of Paphos is an array of olive oil, fresh fruits, vegetables, and aromatic herbs.
A quintessential Cypriot dining experience, meze is a symphony of small, flavourful dishes meant for sharing. From creamy hummus to sizzling halloumi cheese, Souvlaki (skewers of grilled meat or chicken), and Stifado (a beef stew cooked in red wine and vinegar), there is so much to discover.
Paphos also boasts an exceptional seafood scene with local tavernas showcasing the day's catch, which is expertly grilled and seasoned to perfection. Finally, no meal in Paphos is complete without indulging in the ultimate Cypriot desserts: Loukoumades - golden honey-soaked orbs that melt in your mouth, or Baklava, layers of flaky pastry and nuts.
Then there's the wine. Cyprus is famous for its wine production with the vineyards of Paphos producing wines for millennia. Cypriot wines are typically made from local grape varieties, such as Xynisteri, Maratheftiko, and Lefkada. Cypriot wines are generally dry and full-bodied, with flavours of fruit, spice, and herbs. There are a number of wineries in the Paphos region, and you can find their wines served at many of the local restaurants. Or visit the vineyards themselves for a private wine tasting session.
History and Culture in Paphos Region
From ancient archaeological wonders to vibrant traditions that still thrive today, Paphos is a region steeped in history and culture that dates back to the 4th century BC. The city was once a major centre of trade and culture, and many ancient ruins can still be seen.
Legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, emerged from the foamy waves near Paphos' shoreline. The iconic Aphrodite's Rock, or Petra tou Romiou, stands as a tangible link to this ancient myth. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite, tucked in the hills, was once a revered pilgrimage site, drawing worshippers from far and wide.
There's the The Tombs of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Kato, Paphos, offering a glimpse into Paphos' regal past. Carved out of solid rock, these underground tombs served as the final resting place for Hellenistic and Roman aristocrats. The exquisite mosaics of Paphos, found in both public and private spaces, tell stories of gods, heroes, and daily life in antiquity.
Then there's the House of Dionysus, a Roman villa with well-preserved mosaics; Paphos Castle, a medieval castle with stunning views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea; or the Byzantine Museum, a museum with a collection of Byzantine art and artifacts.
Private pool villas in Paphos
Villa holidays offer the ultimate in privacy and space. With your own private villa you can come and go as you please, and you won't have to share your pool or garden with anyone else. And having your own private pool in your holiday villa is a luxury everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Private pools are the perfect way to relax, unwind, and cool off on hot days. Float around on a lilo, read a book, or have fun playing games with your family and friends without disturbing anyone else. Wake up early and enjoy a morning swim before the rest of the world gets up. Or take a night swim under the stars.
Book your next Paphos villa holiday today
Paphos is a vibrant and exciting city with something to offer everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday, an active holiday exploring the region, or a cultural holiday delving into the history and culture of Paphos, you will have a wonderful time exploring it all from your holiday villa. Book today and secure your Paphos villa holiday for 2025 from Solmar Villas.
Facts about Paphos Region
Currency: Euro €
Language: Greek and Turkish
Flight Time: 4.5hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Capital City: Paphos
Nearest Airport: Paphos International Airport (PFO)