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Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

1. Paphos: Aphrodite Waterpark Admission

Visit the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Paphos region. Cool down with this park's giant variety of slides, pools and water attractions. Grab a friend and chute down the "Gravity" tube-slide together. Speed-down the curves of the "Kamikaze" body-slide. Dare to take an adrenaline-pumping ride down the "Free Fall." This towering feet foot slide shoots you down a near vertical incline, ending in a splash that will take your breath away. Jump into the leisure pool and take a scuba diving lesson. Bounce on the giant "Wet Bubble," a huge air-filled bubble, a unique attraction that is a cross between a trampoline and sprinkler. Relax as you slowly drift down a 400m lazy river which stretches around the park. Take a dip and bounce along with the surf in the wave pool. Young children will love the playing in the kids water-play area where they can play on a pirate ship, climb up the mini-volcano, and jump on the mini-bubble. After an afternoon of exploring all the park as to offer, luxuriate with a dip in the jacuzzi. In between slides, enjoy a meal at the food court, featuring Phukhet, a new Chinese restaurant.

From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

2. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and board your air-conditioned tour bus to explore the most picturesque parts of Cyprus before heading out on a cruise to visit the Blue Lagoon. Drive past banana plantations your tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden and see the Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop, Latchi. Set out to sea from the port of this small fishing village and admire the coastal landscapes as you make your way towards the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy complimentary juice, wine, and fresh seasonal fruit aboard the ship. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean water, do some snorkeling, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to Latchi. Make the most of some free time here for swimming or to have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

3. From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

Your first stop will be the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion which dates to the 10th century BC. You will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheater with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay. Continue with a stop at Kolossi and the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold free time and optional visit the Castle ( entrance fees not included in the price). From there, drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included). On the way back stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves and there will be time for a swim.

Paphos: Adults-Only Ocean Flyer Cruise

4. Paphos: Adults-Only Ocean Flyer Cruise

After being collected from your accommodation, your 6 hours of cruising along the West Coast of Cyprus will begin. You will enjoy a VIP experience catered to adults (minimum age 18 years) in the form of a relaxing sightseeing cruise. You will cruise around the Mediterranean in style to Coral Bay (weather permitting), to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear-blue waters. Along the way you will be listening to soft music and commentary on different places of interest. You will then cruise further up the coastline, passing Corallia Bay before visiting the sea caves and St. George's Island and doubling back to Corallia for lunch. Throughout your tour you will be free to enjoy an open bar, canapes, a hot and cold buffet lunch, dessert, and seasonal fresh fruit. You will also have plenty of time to make swim stops, in which you will be welcome to enjoy snorkeling and canoeing.

Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

5. Paphos: Mediterranean Scuba Diving Half-Day Tour

Take your underwater in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea on this scuba diving tour. Dive into fun and learn the basics of diving with a team of PADI Professionals on a 3 part experience of briefing, diving skills and an open water dive. The briefing includes all the information you need to know for a great dive. Including how you will equalize your air spaces, the hand signals used to communicate and a breakdown of the skills which you will be doing. You will also be shown how the equipment works and what it’s used for. Jump in the pool and take your first breath underwater. Practice using the equipment you’re going to be diving with and conquer the basic skills. Dive down to the deep end of our training pool to practice equalizing your ears and swimming around in full diving gear. Head to the training dive site the Roman Wall and experience the amazing underwater world. Just a short walk from the dive center, this shore dive is the perfect place for beginner divers. Discover ancient Roman Amphorae, lost anchors, and possibly green sea turtles during the summer.

From Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

6. From Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park Day Trip

Experience the best of the Akamas Peninsula National Park on this day tour from Paphos. Hike through the Avakas Gorge, visit a turtle conservation project at Lara Bay, and witness the shipwreck of EDRO III. After getting picked up from your hotel in Paphos, head to your first stop, the Avakas Gorge, for a trek through nature. Hike through the gorge and take in its unspoiled flora and fauna. Continue to Lara Bay, a nesting ground for green and loggerhead turtles and home to the turtle conservation project. If you are lucky, you may even see the baby turtles hatching (end of July to October). Enjoy some free time for a swim here before grabbing lunch at a nearby tavern (not included in the price). Finally, drive to St. George Church, located in a small fishing village overlooking the sea to take photographs. On the way back to Paphos stop to witness the shipwreck of the EDRO III against the backdrops of the sea caves and rocky shoreline.

From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

7. From Polis: Blue Lagoon Boat Trips with Traditional BBQ

Enjoying the beautiful scenery, the forest of Akamas,enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Akamas blue lagoon. Enjoy traditional bbq on the boat.

Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

8. Seaside and off Road Quad/UTV Safari in Paphos

Get adventurous and choose to drive a fully automatic quad bike or a buggy through off-road tracks with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. After going through a brief introduction and demonstration of your vehicle the tour starts. Midway into the tour you reach a beautiful section of the coast at the village of Mandria. There you can relax, play on the beach or, if you are visiting during the warmer times of the year, get into the sea for a refreshing swim. The local beach bar is like an oasis in the hot season for getting refreshments like water or a soft drink. After your short break you will get back on your vehicles for the return and finale of a great day out.

From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

9. From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. The next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Othello Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

10. Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

Travel with excitement, choosing between either a quad bike or a buggy to take on the sights. The course through the mountains are un-mapped and off road so the journey is under your control in timing and route. Starting from the main tourist centre in Paphos, you can then arrange a specific time to meet at your accommodation as the finish point. Before you take off, it will be necessary to sign papers and read the terms and conditions while receiving a briefing.  The driving tracks recommended to you, offer a combination of landscapes that represent a small sample of Cyprus, from a coastal drive to an off-road mountain range route. At Mandria beach you will be able to enjoy a 10 minute break, where you can swim or buy a drink. The next destination is the Episkopi Village, with traditional stoned houses, narrow streets of magnificent and peaceful views. At the village you have the chance to enjoy the views, taste a delicious Cyrpus coffee, soft drink and if arranged, lunch at the local kafenio (coffee house). The way back involves a relax on-road driving to the starting point. The trip ends where you begun, but you can organize a lift to your accommodation. Explore Cyprus at your own pace, seeing the natural beauty and some landmarks along the way.     

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What people are saying about Paphos

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 468 reviews

It was a great experience from beginning to end. The food was delicious and the staff very helpful. They took our drinks order every few minutes whilst we enjoyed the trip.

I went diving for the first time in my life and it was the best experience. The guys who explained it to us were very pleasant and explained everything clearly.

Really lovely day out with a mixture of activities. Swimming in the blue lagoon was absolutely beautiful.

Stupendous! Fantastic place a must see, great music on the boat, good food, well organized

brilliant trip see the shipwreck blue lagoon swimming in the blue lagoon clear water x