Endless sunshine, Cypriot hospitality, safe beaches and, of course, history galore as the island of Aphrodite oozes love and beauty...
The legend of Aphrodite flourishes around the city of Paphos in this lovely corner of Cyprus. The Greek goddess of rather a lot of things, including love and beauty, is reputed to have risen from the sea around this way and legend still lingers around the sea stack known as Aphrodite's Rock.
Whichever version of the story you choose to believe, Aphrodite certainly blessed this region with beauty, and you are bound to fall in love with it.
Flights to Paphos will deliver you right into the lap of the legend, with the much-visited tourist attraction of the rock, also known as Petra Tou Romiou, within easy reach of the resorts around Paphos.
The large tourist resort of Limassol is best reached from Paphos Airport, as opposed to Larnaca Airport in the east. Limassol is livelier and busier than Paphos, though historical significance still abounds in the south coast resort.
Small and charming resorts such as Pissouri, Pomos and Latchi are also emerging on the tourist radar, and established favourites Coral Bay, St Georges and chic Aphrodite Hills (there she is again) continue to lure holidaymakers seeking powdery sand, sparkling seas and just enough energy to keep the pulse pumping.
Spa breaks, water sports adventures, hiking trails in the soaring Troodos Mountains and golfing holidays also ensure that Paphos flights, which take around four hours from UK airports, remain popular throughout the year.