Having a beach time in Paphos Cyprus

When flying into Paphos Airport, you may be surprised to find that the airport is 15-20 minutes from Paphos city center. You may choose to take a taxi into town coerced by the many taxi drivers in the Paphos airport lounge asking you to use them for the journey. Depending on what you want to do on your vacation, this can be a big mistake.

If you are staying near Paphos city center and want to sunbathe on the beach or go sightseeing at some point during your holiday, a better alternative may be to pick up a rental car from Paphos Airport. To get a rental car at Paphos airport, you can either do a Google search for “Paphos cheap car rental deals” or visit car rental websites such as Vroom Vroom Vroom, which brings together prices from all companies. from most popular car rentals to get a great car hire Paphos [http://www.vroomvroomvroom.co.uk/locations/paphos-airport-car-rental.aspx] negotiate.

Once you have your rental car at Paphos airport, the south coast of Cyprus is at your beck and call. If you are going to the beach, keep in mind that most of the beaches on the south coast of Cyprus, near Paphos, are quite rocky. Most people when they go swimming at these beaches put on a pair of old tennis shoes, reef or diving shoes. If you prefer to be near a sandy beach, you’ll need to drive to Coral Bay, which is to the west of Paphos city center. The way to Coral Bay is clearly marked with signs near the port and the beach in the center of town. Expect a 15-20 minute drive on a single lane road along the coast. You’ll know you’re close because there are several large hotels that have their own private beaches. Don’t let this intimidate you as there are several places where the public has access to the main beach. Parking is free, but be sure to lock your car. Even if your car is a Paphos Airport hire car, you should still lock it up and leave no personal items on display.

If you have young children, a very nice secluded beach is below a Cafe called Veronica. You will see the cafe from the road as it is designated by a large sign with a large fork and spoon. This beach is very well protected from surfing, there are several areas where the rocks form a kind of paddling pool for the little ones. It also has the convenience of being close to a nice cafe that has decent food and toilets.

If you choose to rent a car and you’re staying downtown, remember to look at the signage about where you can park overnight, where it’s free, and where they charge money.

If sightseeing is more your thing, you can drive your rental car from Paphos Airport up to Trudos Mountain. Please dress warm as even during the summer months the top of Trudos can be quite cool, there may even be snow on the ground! You may want to visit the birthplace of Aphrodite or the Tomb of the Kings. For more information on these and other tourist spots near Paphos visit [http://www.cosmosnet.net/azias/cyprus/paphos.html]. Good luck with your Cyprus vacation plans!

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