Pafos ranks among the world’s top sports training destinations. The high-level infrastructure meets the demands of even the most intensive, professional training programmes. Athletes from around the world are drawn to this beautiful island, enticed by its exceptional climate, huge range of up-to-date sports facilities, high-quality service industry and the short distances between city, sea and mountains. From training grounds to gyms, from Olympic swimming pools to mountain biking routes, there is everything the modern athlete could ask for. As one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, Cyprus also offers an impressive choice of accommodation, from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels with fully equipped fitness centres and health spas with qualified personnel. Many international sports bodies have already recognised Cyprus as the ideal training destination, and National Olympic Committees from several countries use Cyprus as their pre-season training destination ahead of major international sports events.