Things to do in Paphos Cyprus

Sea and sun are most likely to be the reasons one would consider Paphos for holidays. But Paphos offers so many more things to do in Paphos than just these. Friendly people, natural beauty, ancient monuments, sightseeing, interesting places and villages to visit and explore, activities for kids, young and not so young, cultural events, there is something for everybody to add that extra plus to his or her holidays that will make them unforgettable and this is the reason why so many people keep visiting Paphos again and again. It is not just because there so many things to see and do, but also because Paphos represents a unique way of life, carved through the thousands of years of history and civilization and its unique people and nature.
Here we try not just to write down a list of attractions, activities and interesting places that Paphos offers to visitors, but also to make that extra effort to propose to you through our articles ideas for excursions and activities and inside information that we hope will make your holidays more pleasing and your holidays programing easier.
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Paphos attractions and sightseeing
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Activities in Paphos
From water sports to golf to spa
Paphos offers activities for everybody
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Interesting places to visit in Paphos
Beautiful villages and areas to explore
to discover a different Paphos

Paphos hallmarks

Kato Paphos harbour and castle
Paphos archaeological park Tombs of the kings Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Petra tou Romiou – Birthplace of Aphrodite Aphrodite's rock
Akamas peninsula
Coral bay Cyprus
Saint Paul's pillar
Monasteries, museums and other attractions

Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery Archaeological museum Byzantine museum Ethnographical museum

Ancient theater

Geroskipou folk art museum
Upper (old) town and market
Kato Paphos beach front

Paphos zoo
Blue flag beaches
Paphos Aphrodite water park
Cyprus donkeys shelter
Activities and things to do

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Attractions in Paphos

Petra tou Romiou Paphos Petra tou Romiou is an area of exeptional natural beauty, almost half the way between Paphos and Limassol. According to tradition and the ancient myth, Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty, was born here. In the nearby village of Kouklia, there is a temple dedicated to Aphrodite. The area...
Kato Paphos archaeological park Located behind Paphos harbour, is the archaeological park of Paphos. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, something that stresses the importance of the findings in the area. There are many wonderful things to see here, but it is the mosaics dating back to the Roman...
Tombs of the Kings Paphos Cyprus Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis almost two and a half thousand years old, as it is dated back in the fourth century Before Christ. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its name, it was aristocrats and high officials that were...
Lara bay turtles conservation station Lara is a part of Akamas, the biggest conservation park of Cyprus. It is a large uninhabitated area, where building is not allowed. There are some very bieutiful sandy beaches in the area of Lara, where theturtles come and lay their eggs. The turtles conservation station...
Aphrodite temple Paphos Since the very old times, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, worshiped in Paphos. The connection between Paphos and Aphrodite starts from Petra tou Romiou, about 3 km from Kouklia, where according to the tradition she was born. Kouklia or Palepafos (i.e. the Old Paphos) was the ancient capital...
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Activities in Paphos

Paphos sea sports Surrounded by the sea, Paphos is the ideal place to enjoy water sports. Almost on every beach, there is a licensed company offering sea sports. There are many options, so definetely you will find something suitable for you, be it adventurous like parasailing or relaxed like snorkeling.
Wine tasting Cyprus is a wine producer for more than six thousand years! In Paphos, there are many quality wineries to visit for wine tasting. Many of them also have restaurants to accompany their wines. CTO, the Cyprus Tourism Organization, has created seven wine routes in Cyprus, and issued a...
Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark The waterpark is located to the east of Kato Paphos, i.e. to the direction opposite to the harbour and castle. Especially with kids, this is a must visit attraction.
The Paphos zoo Paphos zoo is located in Pegeia village, near Coral Bay. The zoo is half the way between Coral Bay and the small, beautiful Pegeia fishing port, at Agios Georgios Pegeias area. Here you can see many animals, including lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes to name a few. There...
Scuba diving in Paphos Paphos has a long and diversified coast, which makes it ideal for scuba diving. There are many under water attractions to see. Among them, the submerged under water amphitheater and the purposely sunken ship, off the coast at Rikkos beach, Geroskipou. As Cyprus is one of the...
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 Villages and places to visit in Paphos Cyprus

Coral Bay Cyprus Coral bay is located about twelve km from Paphos town to the west. It is a beautiful area with a top class sandy beach and many hotels, villas restaurants and bars. It is mainly a very popular touristic area but there are also a few permanent habitants. Coral...
Kato Paphos Cyprus Kato Paphos is the hart of tourism for Paphos. Most of the hotels, restaurants and bars are gathered in this area. At the same time, local people visit the area very frequently, so Kato Paphos is the area where evrybody mix up and mingle. There are also a...
Akamas peninsula Cyprus Akamas peninsula is the far western point of Cyprus, ending at Cape Arnaoutis, the distinctive "snout" of Cyprus to the west. Its boundaries to the south are Peyia and Agios Georgios Peyias, while to the north ends at the outskirts of Polis Chrysochous. The peninsula covers an area...
Stavros tis Psokas forest station in Paphos Cyprus Stavros tis Psokas is a forest station ran by the Department of Forests. It is located in the heart of Paphos forest in Cyprus, at an altitude of about 900 meters. It is located approximately in the middle of the way from Paphos...
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