Reader Holidays - Cyprus - 8 days from South Wales Argus

Departing March 2014

From £389.00

*Price shown: 19 Mar 2014 - CYD

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Aphrodite's sun-blessed isle

This ancient Mediterranean island paradise, where, legend has it, the Goddess of Love first rose from the waves, has long been a favourite destination for winter sun-seekers. Join us, in the delightful coastal resort of Paphos, for a few days of relaxed exploration far removed from the chill of the British winter.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK to Cyprus
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One suitcase allowance per person
  • Seven nights' accommodation
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Paphos - one-time ancient Greek and Roman capital of the island and now a UNESCO-World Heritage site - is a pretty port where modern amenities provide holiday creature comforts without diluting the wonder of the town's historic sites. Bars and restaurants line the picturesque harbour front, while palm-fringed boulevards and flower-decked courtyards radiate charm and conviviality.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Cyprus, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your Paphos hotel.

Day Two

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings. The Paphos harbour-front bustles with life, while Ktima, on its rocky plateau, boasts a historic Turkish Quarter full of narrow streets and market stalls.

Day Three

Today's optional half-day guided tour of Paphos will reveal the extraordinary 'Tombs of the Kings' burial site, the famous Paphos Mosaics housed in ancient Roman villas, and the Byzantine Church of Ayia Paraskevi. There will also be an entertaining stop to see how Loukoumi - the Greek Cypriot version of 'Turkish' Delight - is made.

Day Four

Today's fascinating optional excursion visits historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries. Divided in 1974 by the 'Green Line' separating Greek and Turkish Cypriot territories, the city is both a bustling metropolis, with a sophisticated cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past.You'll also visit the delightful village of Pano Lefkara.

Day Five

Relax in Paphos today. In addition to your hotel's facilities, the town has sights to see, shops to discover, and even nearby golf courses to tempt the energetic.

Day Six

Spend today relaxing or join our optional tour to the spectacular Troodos Mountains, which rise above the plains and the coast and which have been home for centuries to remote villages and religious communities, including several wonderfully decorated Byzantine churches. Visit Platres, a popular winter ski station, and pass Mount Olympus, the island's highest point. Stop in Throni Park, burial place of Archbishop Makarios, Cyprus' first president, and ancient Kykkos Monastery, famed for its Byzantine Museum.

Day Seven

Join today's optional excursion beyond the political divide of the 'Green Line' into Northern Cyprus, occupied by Turkey since 1974. In this beautiful region of mountains dotted with ancient villages leading down to a tranquil coastline, you'll visit Gothic Bellapais Abbey, made famous by author Lawrence Durrell, and the coastal port-town of Kyrenia.

Day Eight

Say farewell to Paphos, and transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)

Athena Royal Beach Hotel
4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars

The Athena Royal Beach Hotel is a stylish, modern resort set within luxurious grounds and boasting a fantastic beachfront location. It offers a stunning range of facilities for holidaymakers seeking the ultimate winter sun experience.

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Introduction

The Athena Royal Beach Hotel is a stylish, modern resort set within luxurious grounds and boasting a fantastic beachfront location. It offers a stunning range of facilities for holidaymakers seeking the ultimate winter sun experience.

Facilities & Amenities

The Athena Beach offers a wide array of facilities to make any stay here a satisfying one. For relaxation seekers, there are a choice of pools, as well as pampering treatments available in the spa, including a sauna, steam bath, and face and body therapies.

Rooms

The rooms are all elegantly and comfortably furnished.

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Aloe Hotel
4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars

A short stroll from the beach, in popular Kato Paphos, the recently renovated Aloe Hotel is just a short walk from the resort's many amenities and cultural attractions. Combining an excellent standard of service with a wide variety of entertainment options, this is the perfect base for exploring.

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Introduction

A short stroll from the beach, in popular Kato Paphos, the recently renovated Aloe Hotel is just a short walk from the resort's many amenities and cultural attractions. Combining an excellent standard of service with a wide variety of entertainment options, this is the perfect base for exploring.

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Louis Imperial Beach Hotel
4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars

Close to Paphos's charming ancient port, the Louis Imperial boasts stunning views of the surrounding area and is moments away from the beach and its crystal clear waters. Providing a relaxing sanctuary away from the bustle of the tourist centre, it offers guests a fantastic range of amenities in a stylish setting.

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Introduction

Close to Paphos's charming ancient port, the Louis Imperial boasts stunning views of the surrounding area and is moments away from the beach and its crystal clear waters. Providing a relaxing sanctuary away from the bustle of the tourist centre, it offers guests a fantastic range of amenities in a stylish setting.

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Dionysos Hotel
3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars

Named after the ancient Greek God of Wine, the Dionysos is dedicated to providing the very best Cypriot hospitality in a homely atmosphere that combines quality, service and excellent value. Boasting an excellent central location, the hotel is conveniently located close to some fascinating historical sites.

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Introduction

Named after the ancient Greek God of Wine, the Dionysos is dedicated to providing the very best Cypriot hospitality in a homely atmosphere that combines quality, service and excellent value. Boasting an excellent central location, the hotel is conveniently located close to some fascinating historical sites.

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Daphne Apartments
3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars

Centrally located in the heart of Kato Paphos, these apartments are ideal for more independent travellers looking to make the most of the town's many attractions.

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Introduction

Centrally located in the heart of Kato Paphos, these apartments are ideal for more independent travellers looking to make the most of the town's many attractions.

Facilities & Amenities

Surrounded by shrubs, the sun terrace is an ideal spot for relaxing and offers free sun beds.

Rooms

All of the air-conditioned apartments have one or two bedrooms, a lounge area, a dining area and a kitchenette.

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Elysium Hotel
5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars

Unabashed luxury is the order of the day at this magnificently appointed five-star resort hotel. Set on the coast, its vast range of leisure facilities and world-class spa make it an idyllic home from home.

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Introduction

Unabashed luxury is the order of the day at this magnificently appointed five-star resort hotel. Set on the coast, its vast range of leisure facilities and world-class spa make it an idyllic home from home.

Facilities & Amenities

The Elysium's fantastic amenities provide the ultimate in pampered holidaymaking. The outdoor pool is built around a central hydro-massage rotunda pool, whilst beauitful gardens provide a tranquil oasis for relaxation. The superbly equipped spa offers a full range of treatments.

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All the holidays featured are operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd, ABTA No.V7812, ATOL No. 2325, and Newmarket Promotions Ltd, ABTA No. V787X.

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