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Paphos (or Pafos), believed to be the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite, is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Mediterranean Sea. Its vast mixture of history, culture, long sandy beaches and fantastic nightlife, makes it a place to please everybody.

Paphos is divided into two areas. Kato Paphos (Lower Paphos), the tourist centre of the city, is listed in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and draws attention to archaeological points of interests such as Paphos Archaeological Site as well as other historic gems like medieval baths, catacombs, the picturesque Paphos harbour and Paphos Castle. The majority of the hotels can also be found here. On the other hand, Ktima (Upper Paphos) is the old centre of Paphos, which is filled with handsome colonial buildings and many of the town’s museums.

Sun seekers and clubbers will find more than enough to do when arriving in Paphos. At night, the suitably named Bar Street will keep you entertained until the wee hours, while during the day, you can relax on no less than 12 blue flag awarded beaches located in the close vicinity of the city.

Fly directly from Edinburgh to Paphos on easyJet, NEW Thomson service (starting 1 November 2015) and NEW Jet2 and Jet2holidays service (starting 22 June 2016).

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