The island of Cyprus was once a centre for the cult of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Sandy beaches on a 751-km-long (466-mi-long) coastline, pine forests and mountains are the backdrop for this Mediterranean retreat.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is situated at the crossroads of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa.
A year-round destination with golden sunshine, Cyprus is the perfect getaway for expectant couples or new parents travelling with baby.
Paphos is an open air museum of Byzantine churches and Roman ruins, including the House of Dionysos with its stunning mosaics. The entire town is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and it was the capital of Cyprus for a long period of time in antiquity.
It is out of the seas of Paphos that Aphrodite is said to have risen, and it was in Paphos that the worship of the godess flourished.
The town also offers golden beaches, plenty of first class al fresco restaurants and cafe bars on its palm tree-lined boulevards.