Budget Travel Ideas in Paphos

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Paphos has burgeoned into one of the most preferred budget holiday options in Europe with its charming fishing hamlets, ancient tombs, scenic beaches, heritage Roman villas and legendary mountain peaks. Paphos is a relatively less demanding natural and historical resort that offers its visitors abundant travel ideas without fussing over the budget. Here are some smart tips to make the most of this Cyprian hotspot on a modest budget.


Some of the best budget getaways in the city are its relaxing and serene beaches and bustling harbor side promenades. These beautiful natural attractions are free to visit and offer visitors a scenic view of the coastal heritage of Paphos. Visit the Medieval Castle located at the tip of the main harbor promenade at sunset for a beautiful reflection of the castle’s walls in the tangerine waters. Budget travelers can also hire an inexpensive jeep and go for a drive through the dramatic Troodos Mountains. Hiking purists and adventure aficionados can trek up the peak on foot and discover panoramic villages, monasteries, churches and other monuments en route. The Paphos Archeological Park is another nice, inexpensive getaway that houses erstwhile Roman villas with intricate religious and geometrical mosaics that are worth seeing for their exquisite workmanship. The museums that are sprinkled all over the town are also great budget sightseeing options to savor the illustrious heritage appeal of Paphos.

Budget Eating

For budget eating amidst a comfortable and tastefully done up ambiance, try Hondros (located in the main town center) an intimate restaurant serving good local fare at moderate prices. Another super budget eating pick is Phuket- a nice eatery with an elegant and relaxed setting, serving good, low-priced Chinese and Thai grub. Apart from these, there are other roadside cafes that serve filling snacks like meat rolls and sandwiches and street carts selling hot lamb kabobs and traditional bread.

Budget Accommodation

Paphos has several cheap hotels, hostels, lodges and guest houses for travelers on a stringent budget. Some good options are Queen’s Bay Hotel situated near the Harbor and priced at approximately $28 for a standard room. Mariela Hotel Apartments comprise of over 35 studio and one-bedroom apartments that can be rented from $15 onwards for a night. Kiniras Hotel is a traditional house that features a beautiful garden along with a lounge and cozy fireplace. The rooms are priced at approximately $55 per night. Palati tou Xylari is also a well-preserved antique mansion that is priced at around $55 a night.

Paphos is essentially a natural and heritage resort with little man-made trimmings, which is what makes it less expensive and ostentatious than other conventional European hotspots.

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Melania restaurant in Paphos is ideal for very cheap food - Euro 6.50 for grilled meats. Mousaka is cooked traditionally in a firewood oven. All they serve are fresh. Vegetables and potatoes are organically home grow. They manage to minimise cost because the grow everything and family members run the business.

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address:63, Tombs of the Kings road (300 meters after Venus hotel, on the way to coral bay, on your right hand), Paphos, 8046, Cyprus.

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