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Where to travel in 2017 – Paphos nominated by the Independent in the cities and countries you need to see

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Only a couple of years ago, some travellers were concerned about visiting Cyprus because of the island’s precarious financial situation. Today, it looks a picture of stability compared with other parts of the world — and a picture of loveliness in terms of culture, cuisine and superb beaches.

Paphos, in the extreme west, is the arrival airport of choice. About 20 minutes closer than Larnaca, it’s blessed with popular beaches such as Coral Bay (some blissfully empty beaches can be found in hidden coves along the Akamas Peninsula, north of the town). Yet it is also profoundly historic, with an archaeological site with mosaics and rock-cut tombs.

This rich heritage will come to the fore during Paphos’s year in the sun as European Capital of Culture — shared with the rather less sunny Aarhus in Denmark. SC


Via The Independent 

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