Paphos is one of the oldest cities in the world. With its rich history and natural areas of beauty, here we explore seven unmissable things to do in Paphos.
1. Kato Paphos Archeological Park
Voter number one for ‘things to do’ on Trip Advisor, enjoy a slice of Cypriot history at this World Heritage Site. Marvel at the many sites and monuments from prehistoric times up to the middle ages. Step back in time to the House of Dionysus, a Roman Villa. The villa dates back to the second century AD, with beautiful intricately designed mosaics. Take in the Asklepieion, a sanctuary dedicated to the god of medicine.
2. Aphrodite Rock Brewing Company
Located in the beautiful hills of Paphos, this family-run craft brewery is a great way to learn more about the Cypriot history of brewing that goes back thousands of years. The brewery’s ‘Flagship’ experience provides you with a thirty-minute tour and and insight into the ancient art of brewing. It also includes platters of appetizing Mediterranean food, a beer tasting experience and additional drinks. Enjoy your drinks in the beautiful traditional stone courtyard whilst soaking up the sun.
Located in the beautiful hills of Paphos, this family-run craft brewery is a great way to learn more about the Cypriot history of brewing that goes back thousands of years.
3. The Paphos Segway Tour
This popular Segway Tour provides an informative yet entertaining and enjoyable way to learn about the town. It takes you on a journey to explore the historical attractions, architecture and coastal views. Stops include; the Fishing Harbour, Ancient Theatre and City Walls and the Shorelines of Limanaki and Kato Paphos. Tours available for 12 years and older and pre-booking is highly recommended.
4. Horse Riding, Eagle Mountain Ranch
Enjoy the beautiful Cypriot country side at sunset, at the Eagle Mountain Horse Riding Ranch in Mesogi, a few miles from the main town, nestled amongst beautiful Olive, Almond and Pomegranate Orchards. Take in a beautiful Cypriot Sunset over Phaphos as the temperature drops, with a drink and some Souvla to offer light refreshment. Pre-booking is recommended in summer months.
5. Pafos Zoo
Pafos zoo is a great option for those wanting to enjoy a family day out. Set over 10,000 square meters, experience the array of different wildlife, from monkeys to white lions to crocodiles. Head to the Amphitheatre to see the owls as they entertain you with their trickery. There is also a Children’s petting zoo for little ones to enjoy feeding the goats.
6. Coral Bay
Enjoy a day of relaxation on this family-friendly beach, with its white sands, nestled amongst banana plantations and vineyards. It has lots of amenities, including sunbed and umbrella hire, as well as the option to try out the banana boat rides and jet skis. Enjoy lunch at one of the tavernas or sip on a cocktail at one of the bars located on the waterside, whilst enjoying the breath-taking Mediterranean vista.
7. The Lara Bay Turtle Conservation Station
Lara Bay is located at Akamas, a fifteen-minute drive from Paphos. As well as a rare opportunity to see the turtles, the beach itself is worth a visit, with is beautiful scenery and clear waters to cool off with a swim. It’s recommended that you travel in a car suitable for off-roading as the road into the beach isn’t suitable for all cars.