Discovering Paphos

By: Keith Barrett

Cyprus itself is found in the Mediterranean Sea. It's an island divided, with the northern portion not being officially recognised by the United Nations.

It's for this reason that the largest resorts, including Paphos, are to be found in the south. Cyprus itself has close political ties with Europe, being a member nation of the European Union.

This means that visitors can use Euros, a currency that is shared with many other countries in western Europe, with the notable exception of the United Kingdom.

Links are particularly close with Greece and the Greeks have been leaving their mark here since ancient times.

Looking at a map, you'll see that, in terms of location, Cyprus is nearer to the Middle East than it is to many European nations.

As a result of its history and geography, the island offers a diverse range of experiences. This, together with its extremely mild climate, is behind the reason for so many people choosing to visit Cyprus each year.

It's particularly busy during the summer months, when temperatures often rise to more than 30 degrees celsius. During such times, many visitors seek the nearest beach or swimming pool.

Paphos has built its reputation on allowing people to have a relaxing time. It offers beach resorts, with a number of quality hotels that aim to suit all budgets.

In the evenings, the town comes alive. The bustling bars and restaurants mean that you can spend every evening in a different venue and make the most of your stay.

If you get the opportunity you can also venture further inland. You'll soon find that Paphos makes a great base for exploring the local region.

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