Things to see and do in beautiful Paphos, Cyprus

Experience Paphos, Cyprus.

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

Located on the southwestern tip of Cyprus, between the Troodos Mountains (a must see) and the Mediterranean Sea.

Every year it attracts thousands of tourists. It is worth enjoying the incredible history of the surroundings.

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

What is the best time to visit Paphos?
At any time, but this will depend on your personal preferences, whether it is the warm weather (August is the hottest) and the amazing beaches or the local history of the island. There is something to pacify all ages for all seasons.

Regular and charter flights go direct to Paphos International Airport, which is about a 20/30 minute drive from the main town. If you don’t fancy hiring a car, 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 around 27 beaches. Some of these include Faros lighthouse beach, Geroskipou municipal beach, Laourou beach and by far the best beach in my Coral bay experience. Coral Bay is one of the most beautiful golden sand beaches in Paphos. It can be a starting point to discover other impressive places such as the Troodos mountains or the fishing villages of Latchi and Polis. The warm, clear blue waters of Coral Bay are great for swimming, snorkeling, and many other water sports, as well as perfect photo opportunities. Some of the best hotels and restaurants are found here with some truly wonderful Cyprus delicacies to feast on.

Parks and wildlife.
Paphos has a pleasant subtropical climate which is conducive to a wide variety of plant and animal life. It has a good number of parks and beautiful gardens. Paphos also has the third largest collection of birds which includes parrots, emus, ostriches, swans etc. They also have a large collection of domestic and wild animals 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 Paphos Zoo. In a natural setting with lakes, ponds and immaculate gardens, it is home to 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 entertainment and educational shows featuring acrobatic owls and the parrot show.

Other amazing things to do in Paphos include visiting Aphrodite Water Park, wine tasting, Tombs of the Kings, wildlife diving experiences, wreck diving experiences, sea fishing, boat tips to see other stunning sights , including sea caves.

If you are looking for a truly unforgettable experience, a must visit is the Troodos Mountains via jeep safari. Travel to the interior of the islands to see and experience villages and forested landscapes that the average tourist does not often visit. You will travel on small adventurous asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt roads that will bring you closer to the nature and culture of Cyprus. Our trip included picking fresh grapes from the vines, pomegranates from the trees, and cracking nuts along the way.

On this jeep safari expect the following:

4×4 on/off-road adventure through diverse and rapidly changing landscapes
Short walks through ethnic villages with narrow streets and incredible stone architecture, spectacular views and the opportunity to visit Kafeneion for a traditional Cyprus coffee.
Light candles in a stone medieval church
Visit a 20m natural mountain waterfall with icy water that relaxes body and soul.
Get a chance to see the village of Lefkara, famous throughout the world for its silverware and handmade lace.
Visit the Troodos Botanical Gardens

Special: Traditional architecture, forestry, botany, great heights, medieval churches.

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