Paphos International Airport is approximately 5 miles southeast of Paphos itself, situated in western Cyprus. A recently built terminal enables it to cope with 2 million passengers every year. The facilities are not extensive but do include a Bank of Cyprus branch, foreign exchange bureaus, restaurants, cafes, bars, and a duty free shop. Airlines such as Cyprus Airlines and Thomas Cook fly to the airport so you should be able to get cheap flights to Paphos, Cyprus. A shuttle bus orgranised by the Paphos Transport Organisation will get you from the airport to the city centre. A taxi rank and also hire cars from Hertz and Eurocar among others provide alternative transport options.
There are several bus services that operate in Paphos. There is an inter-urban bus service to transport you to various other towns, cities and resorts operated by Intercity Buses. There is also a local urban service, which is a reasonably cheap and efficient way of getting around the city and surrounding area. Of course, there are taxis or hire cars, usually equipped with GPS, if you prefer driving around. Within Paphos there are bicycles to rent and as most of the main attractions are located in the city centre, this will provide you with a cheap way of visiting these sites after your Paphos flights have brought you to the city.
The harbor region of Paphos contains most of the local attractions. The Tomb of the Kings features around 8 tombs and there is a network of underground caves and passages to the tombs. The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is another excellent attraction for those interested in archaeology. There are some superb mosaics from the Roman era and other ruins to see. These really are worth seeing after you have purchased your airfare to Paphos.
There are many beaches to enjoy as well. Around Paphos are four pebble and sand beaches all with varying water sports. Or you can take a trip to Coral Bay where the yellow sand and shallow waters make for an idyllic day out. The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park is also worth visiting, especially if you have children with you.
If you are interested in shopping for souvenirs from your trip to Paphos then the Ktima area, situated inland away from the harbor, is the perfect place to go. Here you will find a variety of Cypriot handicraft goods made from leather, silver and pottery. There are also some shops around Paphos, such as Amazing Glaze, which allow you to paint your own pottery before being glazed.
The nightlife in Paphos is concentrated in the harbor area, particularly along 'Bar Street'. Here you will find many bars, such as Hollywood's Bar, where you can dance the night away. The best restaurants are also near the harbor, with many having open-air seating. Ficardo Restaurant provides great traditional food such as Meze and Mousakka. If you prefer a change there is also a French restaurant called Gabor, which serves many delicious dishes such as pork in pastry. The experience this city provides will convince you to get return flights to Paphos in the future.