There is nothing better than a holiday in Cyprus. Mediterranean water, mouthwatering meze, and hot days and cool nights. A holiday to Paphos on Cyprus’ south coast combines a vibrant nightlife with a tranquil marina for a relaxing holiday.
One of my closest friends got married on this island while I was on holiday. I was thrilled to make a holiday out of such a special event and enjoy such a beautiful setting. Paphos, one of the many four-star resorts, provided a stunning backdrop for the wedding.
Since we’re big foodies, we were pretty excited when we tried the meze (or Mezedes, as the Cypriots call it). Sardines fresh from the sea, vine leaves, and sizzling calamari are a few of the best food memories I have.
We indulged in both the very expensive and the quaint cafe-style eating along the coast. We both indulged in saffron-infused seafood pasta during our bank-breaker meal. To this day, I still dream about it. On more than one occasion, we were blown away by the seafood on offer in Cyprus.
All along the marina are some of the best places to dine. In Paphos, cocktail hour at sunset often leads to a wild night out… Or at least that was our experience!
Cyprus has many beaches, and we found that the best ones were away from the city in Paphos. For a better beach experience, taking a local bus or hiring a car can be a worthwhile investment. The beaches are less crowded and quite beautiful.
We walked around Paphos every day during this trip, and it was the best part of our trip. Many afternoons strolls in the afternoon sun with my partner will never be forgotten. We stumbled upon crumbling churches and interesting buildings.
The cobbled streets provided a perfect opportunity to work up an appetite for a tasty Cypriot meal.
Some of us rented jet skis or hired a boat for the afternoon…
Just outside the town is a fantastic waterpark. Our whole wedding party rushed over to this and spent the day acting like the big kids we were.
We loved strolling through the town and stopping for ice cream, and topping up our tans in Paphos during the day.
The winding streets and breathtaking views were what made Paphos so special for us. While we were taking walks along the coast or knocking back shots in one of the lively bars in the evenings, our Cyprus holidays were some of our favorite trips to the Mediterranean.