Things to see and do in beautiful Paphos, Cyprus


Meet Paphos, Cyprus.

Want to see what Paphos, Cyprus has to offer? Here are some things you can see and do on your next vacation in this really wonderful part of the world.

It is located at the southwestern tip of Cyprus, between the Troodos Mountains (A must see) and the Mediterranean Sea.

It attracts thousands of tourists every year. It is worth enjoying the incredible history of the surrounding areas.

Aphrodite Rock – the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love. Aphrodite Rock (AKA The Rock of Love) This landmark is worth a visit with stunning views and interesting history. A visit here is included in one of the safari jeep tours on the Akama trail.

When is the best time to visit Paphos?

At any time, but this will depend on your personal preferences, whether it is the hot baking time (August is the hottest) and the amazing beaches or the local history of the island. There is something about the serenity of all ages for all seasons.

Scheduled flights and charter flights go directly to Paphos International Airport, which is about a 20/30 minute drive from the city. If you’re not a car rental, don’t worry as buses run every hour from Paphos Airport to the city during the summer months.

Things to do and see in Paphos.

Beaches There are many beautiful beaches in Paphos, as it covers 50 km of coastline with about 27 beaches. Some of them include the beach of Faros, the municipal beach of Geroskipou, the beach of Laouros and by far the best beach in my experience in the bay of Koralia. Coral Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches with golden sand in Paphos. It can be a starting point to discover other amazing places like the Troodos Mountains or the fishing villages of Latsi and Polis. Coral Bay’s blue, warm, crystal clear waters are ideal for swimming, scuba diving and many other water sports, as well as perfect photography. Some of the best hotels and restaurants are here with some really great delicacies from Cyprus to celebrate.

Park and wildlife.

Paphos has a pleasant subtropical climate that is conductive to a wide variety of plants and animals. It has the fair share of parks and beautiful gardens. Paphos also has the third largest collection of birds that includes parrots, emus, ostriches, swans, etc. They also have a large collection of pets and wildlife such as monkeys, giraffes and turtles etc. Some of the parks include Eleouthkia Park with stunning views and gardens and one of the main attractions is the Paphos Zoo. In a natural environment with lakes, ponds and crystal clear gardens, it houses a wide variety of birds and animals from around the world. There are opportunities for children to interact with rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and goats. The zoo also has daily educational and entertainment performances that show acrobatic owls and a parrot show.

Other amazing things to do in Paphos include a visit to Aphrodite Water Park, wine tasting, King’s Tombs, wildlife diving experiences, shipwreck diving experiences, sea fishing, boat tips to see other amazing views. of the sea.

If you are after a truly unforgettable experience, you must see the mountains of Troodos via safari with jeep. Travel deep inside the islands to see and get to know villages and forest landscapes that the average tourist does not often visit. You will travel on adventurous small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt roads to bring you closer to the nature and culture of Cyprus. Our trip included picking fresh grapes from the vineyards, pomegranates from the trees and broken nuts along the way.

In this jeep safari, expect the following:

4 × 4 on / off road adventure through different and fast-changing landscapes

Short walks in national villages with narrow streets and stunning stone architecture, amazing views and the opportunity to visit the Cafe for a traditional Cypriot cafe

Light candles in a medieval stone church

Visit a natural 20M mountain waterfall with icy water that relaxes both body and soul

You have the opportunity to see the village of Lefkara, famous all over the world for its silver and handmade lace

Visit the botanical gardens of Troodos

Particularly interesting: Traditional architecture, forestry, botany, high altitudes, medieval churches.