Paphos is one of the most popular tourist towns on Cyprus, nestled between the coast and the Troodos Mountains and in a perfect location to explore the archaeological sites that include the Tombs of the Kings, Paphos Fort and the Houses of Dionysos and Theseus. Paphos and the rest of Cyprus are particularly popular with tourists in the summer time as temperatures can reach the low thirties (Celsius), providing the perfect climate for sunbathing and beach activities.
Paphos Airport and it's sister Lanarca Airport are both small international airports visited by chartered flights and some low-cost airlines. Paphos International, soon to have a larger terminal, is located approximately ten kilometres south-east of Paphos but is easy to reach by car. Thomas Cook, XL.com, GB Airways, FlyJet, First Choice Airways, Fly Globespan, Thomson Fly,and EuroCypria all operate flights from British airports to Paphos, though in the off-season these flights may be few and far between. The summer period, however, is renowned for being particularly busy and Paphos Airport can become overwhelmed by tourists - this is why it's important to have your car hire booked prior to leaving for your holiday. Cyprus is perfect for exploring by car so it would be a shame to find all the hire facilities booked out upon arrival. A number of the major car hire companies operate from the airport, including Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Budget and Alamo. To get to Paphos from the airport, take the E603 until it reaches it's intersection with the B6. Heading north-west along the B6 will take you directly into Paphos itself.