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 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, gastronomy. Paphos offers 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.

Ten things you must definitely do when in Paphos

Walk the waterfront of Kato Paphos, from Paphos Municipal Beach (Ta Mpania), until the fishing port. At the fishing harbour visit Paphos castle and the Paphos Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's birthplace) and the ancient Temple dedicated to the Goddess of Love and Beauty at the nearby Kouklia village.

Visit the beaches of Paphos and enjoy watersports.

Explore Paphos Old Town, its central square, the Archaeological Museum, and the market.

Visit Akamas Peninsula National Park.

Taste Cyprus cuisine at the tavernas in the villages around Paphos, not in the tourist area.

Buy traditional products like Loukoumia Geroskipous, soutzioukkos, koumantaria, and zivania.

Paphos was the first place where Saint Paul preached when he left Israel. Visit Chrysopolitissa Basilica and Saint Paul's pillar, walking in the footsteps of the Saint. Also, visit Agios Neophytos Monastery and Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery. Both are nearly 1000 years old.

 

Ancient Odeon Kato Paphos

Exploring Paphos in just one visit is almost impossible. For such a small place, Paphos offers so many opportunities for attractions to see and activities to do, that one single visit is not enough to see and do everything. People visit Paphos for many different reasons, exactly because of the many diverse offerings it has. Almost everybody, however, leaves with something in common: the sweet memories of their holidays and the promise to themselves to come back again.

It is not just because there are 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 programming easier.

 

 

 

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