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.

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 and diverse offerings it has. Almost everybody, however, leaves with one 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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  • Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa and Saint Paul's pillar

    Agia Kyriaki church, the ancient Chrysopolitissa Basilica and Saint Paul’s pillar Walking on the footsteps of Saint Paul Built around 400 AD Basilica Chrysopolitissa is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Many people visit it as Saint Paul taught Christianity here. Agia Kyriaki...
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  • Top 10 things to do in Kissonerga

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  • Kissonerga village

    Kissonerga village Paphos Cyprus Practical information for visitors The village of Kissonerga is located about half the way between the town of Paphos and Coral Bay beach. Lying near the sea, it is surrounded by lush greenery. While most of the tourist infrastructure like hotels, hotel apartments, holiday...
  • Stavros tis Psokas map

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  • Stavros tis Psokas Guest House

    Stavros tis Psokas guest house / rest house / youth hostel The guest house at Stavros tis Psokas is ran by the Forest department itself. The guest house offers six rooms, each one of them with en suite bathroom and toilet.Five of the rooms accommodate up to two persons, while the sixth room...
  • Stavros tis Psokas camping site

    Stavros tis Psokas camping site The camping site at Stavros tis Psokas is located close to the forest station. It is fully organized and belongs to the Forest Department. It accommodates up to 60 tents and up to 6-7 caravans. In total about 150 persons can stay in the camping site. Facilities...

 


Paphos attractions

 

Paphos attractions and sightseeing

Paphos hallmarks, monuments, museums, attractions
Paphos activities

 

Activities in Paphos

From water sports to golf to spa
Paphos offers activities for everybody
Paphos interesting places

 

Interesting places to visit in Paphos

Beautiful villages and areas to explore
to discover a different Paphos

 

Paphos hallmarks

Kato Paphos harbor and castle

Paphos archaeological park

Tombs of the kings

Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Petra tou Romiou

Akamas peninsula

Coral Bay area

Agia Kyriaki church and 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 beachfront

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

Interesting places and villages to visit

 

Attractions in Paphos

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...
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...
Petra tou Romiou and Aphrodite's Rock beachin Paphos Cyprus Discover an attraction of exceptional natural beauty.Swim in the same waters where Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love,was born and get blessed according to the ancient myth. Petra tou Romiou is a beach of exceptional natural beauty, between Paphos and Limassol in Cyprus. It...
Kato Paphos harbour and castle The small harbour at Kato Paphos with the castle is considered the heart of Paphos. Everybody is coming here for a stroll, to relax, to look around, to socialize, to have a coffee or beer or to eat or dine virtually on the sea. From early...
Adonis baths waterfalls Adonis baths are located on the hill above Paphos. It is about 2 km below the village of Kili, and above the Mavrokolymbos dam. You can approach it either from Tala village or from the Akoursos village road. It is an area of extreme natyral beauty and the...
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Activities in Paphos

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...
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.
Sea cruises from Paphos harbour and Latsi harbour There are ships that offer day cruises in Paphos area. They start from either Kato Paphos harbour or Latsi harbour and offer cruises from a couple of hours up to a full day in the sea and sun. A beautiful way to spend...
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...
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 Villages and places to visit in Paphos Cyprus

Stavros tis Psokas forest station A paradise for nature lovers in the heart of Paphos forest, 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...
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...
Loutra or Ottoman baths or Turkish baths Paphos old town - Cyprus The Ottoman baths of Paphos are also known as Hammam, Loutra and Turkish baths. They are from the Medieval times. It is a stone built structure, with a stone vault. It is a typical bath of the Ottoman era and...
Kato Paphos Cyprus Kato Paphos area is the heart 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 everybody mixes up and mingle. There are also...
Akamas peninsula Cyprus Akamas peninsula is the biggest national park of Cyprus. An unspoilt area, with unique flora and fauna, deserted little sandy beaches waiting for you to discover, wonderful sandy beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, and a unique gorge awaiting for you to discover and walk! Akamas peninsula...
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