A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Paphos vs. Cappadocia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Paphos or Cappadocia?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Paphos or Cappadocia, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Paphos or Cappadocia?


Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, Paphos has many different archaeological sights and it is renowned as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The town is situated between the coast and the Troodos Mountains and it has grown in recent years as a tourist destination. As such, the local government has made efforts to improve the quality of the tourism infrastructure including investing in hotels, restaurants and transportation. There is also a commercial center to the city as well as a newly built "promenade" that travels from the marina along a long coastal path. This route offers excellent views, especially during the morning or evening hours when the sun is low.


Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Which place is cheaper, Cappadocia or Paphos?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Paphos is €97, while the average daily cost in Cappadocia is €157. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Paphos and Cappadocia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Paphos 48
    Cappadocia 55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Paphos 96
    Cappadocia 110
Compare Hotels in Paphos and Cappadocia

Looking for a hotel in Paphos or Cappadocia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Paphos

Hotels in Cappadocia

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Paphos Hotel Prices and Cappadocia Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Paphos 12
    Cappadocia 53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paphos

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paphos:

  • Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Larnaca Airport to Paphos: $203
  • Private Transfer from Paphos Airport to Larnaca in Minivan(Taxi): $191
  • Private Transfer from Paphos to Larnaca Airport LCA in 4 seater Taxi: $132
  • Private Departure Transfer from Paphos to Larnaca Airport: $101
  • Paphos Airport (PFO) to Paphos city - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $61
  • Private Airport Transfer from Paphos Airport in a 6-seater taxi: $49
  • Private Airport Transfer from Hotel to Paphos Airport in a 6-seater taxi: $49
  • Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers: $40
  • Private Airport Transfer from Hotel to Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi: $38
  • Private Airport Transfer from Paphos Airport in a 4-seater taxi: $38
  • Blue Lagoon trip with slide,live guitarist & transfer from Paphos: $32
  • Paphos Airport (PFO) to Paphos hotels-Arrival Private Transfer: $31

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

Also for Cappadocia, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Cappadocia Red Tour (Pro Guide, Tickets, Lunch, Transfer incl): $88
  • Private Airport Transfer Service from/to Kayseri or Nevsehir : $109
  • 2 Day Cappadocia Balloon Tour and Cave Stay with Transfers: $930
  • 2 Day Private & Guided Cappadocia Tour/ Airport Transfers include: $424
  • 2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour (Airport Transfer, Hotel, Daily Tour And Atv): $235
  • 2-Hour Sunset Quad Bike Tour in Cappadocia with Transfer (1 ATV for 2 persons): $44
  • Airport Shuttle Transfer(Kayseri ASR - Nevsehir NAV Airport to Hotel): $13
  • Airport transfer between Nevşehir (NAV) and Cappadocia hotels: $11
  • Balloon Watching transfer in Cappadocia with hotel pick up & drop: $208
  • Both Ways Airport Transfer (Nevsehir Kapadokya - Kayseri Erkilet): $22
  • Cappadocia 3 days Package(included accommodation,tours,transfer): $438
  • Cappadocia Airport Private Transfer: $109

Is it cheaper to fly into Paphos or Cappadocia?

Prices for flights to both Cappadocia and Paphos change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Paphos 38
    Cappadocia 51

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Paphos

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Paphos.

  • From Sunset Drink at Aphrodite's Rock & Folk Dinner: $53
  • Sunset Drink at Aphrodite's Rock & Folk Dinner: $54
  • Blue Lagoon Sunset Сruise with BBQ Dinner + Hotel Pick Up From Paphos: $55
  • Wave Dancer Fireworks, Buffet Dinner & Show Cruise: $64
  • Moussaka Cooking Class at a Wine Village Villa in Paphos: $208

Typical Food prices in Cappadocia

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Cappadocia:

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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Cappadocia Turkish Night With Unlimited Drinks And Dinner: $30
  • Turkish Night with Dinner and Unlimited Drinks İn the Rock Cave: $38
  • Turkish night show with dinner and unlimited free alcohol: $48
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $53
  • Turkish Night Show With Dinner in a Cave Restaurant: $55
  • Romantic Cappadocia Sunset Dinner and Wine : $55
  • Turkish Night at Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Drinks: $60
  • Cappadocia Traditional Turkish Night with Dinner (in Authentic Cave Restaurant): $60
  • Turkish Night Show & Dinner: $63
  • Cappadocian cooking - hands-on class with pickup: $65
  • Dinner with traditional dance shows in cave restaurants: $71
  • Half-Day Private Food Tour in Kayseri: $75

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Paphos 12
    Cappadocia 99

Tours and Activities in Paphos

Here are a few actual costs in Paphos for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 100% Cyprus - Tour to Troodos mountains and villages (From Paphos) : $53
  • 2-Hour Botanic Garden Tour in Akoursos : $11
  • 6 Hour Sea Star Cruise in Paphos Coastline: $75
  • 6-Hour Quad or Buggy Tour incl Lunch and Entrance to Adonis Falls: $88
  • Akamas Panorama 4x4 Exclusive Tour With Local Guide: $59
  • Akamas Panorama: Private Mini Bus Tour With Local Guide: $592
  • Akamas Peninsula Full Day 4x4 Winter Tour: $71
  • Ancient Kourion, Kolossi Castle, Omodos & Winery Tour - Paphos: $92
  • Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos: $31
  • Baths of Aphrodite, Latchi and Blue Lagoon Cruise Tour: $38
  • Blue Lagoon Cruise with sightseeing departing from LATCHI HARBOUR. Postcode 8840: $22
  • Blue Lagoon Tour Latchi , Akamas, Polis from Paphos district.: $33

Typical Entertainment prices in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Underground City Entrance for Two
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
  • Horseback Riding for Two
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
  • Turkish Bath
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Goreme open air museum
  • Bellydancing Show

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Cappadocia.

  • Skip the Line: Guray Museum Admission Ticket: $2.19
  • Cappadocia Private Red Tour ( Car & Guide ): $5.00
  • Cappadocia Private Tour with Car & Guide: $6.99
  • Balloon Chase w/ PickUp, Breakfast & Photographer Cappadocia Tour: $8.20
  • Private Classic Car Sunrise Balloon Chasing Experience: $8.75
  • Cappadocia Green Tour: $10
  • Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour (Car &Guide ): $10
  • Red Plus ,(Small group) Cappadocia Tour: $10
  • Best Of Private Cappadocia Tour: $11
  • Explore Cappadocia North and Red Underground City Private Tour : $12
  • Cappadocia Sunrise Balloon Watching Tour With Photoshoot: $15
  • Small Group Red Tour Experience in Cappadocia: $16

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Paphos 9.98
    Cappadocia 19

Sample the Local Flavors in Paphos

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Paphos:

  • Wine Tasting and Winery Tour in Lemona Village, Paphos: $26
  • Wine tasting and winery tour at Fikardos Winery: $28
  • Afternoon Tour to Agios Neophytos Monastery with Wine Tasting: $32
  • Regional Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings: $102
  • WINE TOUR from Paphos: $104

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Wine Tasting in Cappadocia Turkey: $18
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $65
  • Private Sunset and Wine Tasting Experience in Cappadocia: $88
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $165
  • Ancient Cappadocia's Wine Tasting - Private Tour: $170
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $175
  • 3-Hour Private Wine Tasting Tour in Cappadocia: $175
  • Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting: $284

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Paphos and Cappadocia, we can see that Cappadocia is more expensive. And not only is Paphos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Paphos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Paphos and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cappadocia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cappadocia than you might in Paphos.

Which is Bigger, Paphos or Cappadocia?

Paphos is bigger, and its population is about 5.7 times larger than the population of Cappadocia. When comparing the population of Paphos vs. Cappadocia, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit and the activities that interest you.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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